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Maryland

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Location of Maryland State


Capital: Annapolis

Population: 5,884,563 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf

Borders: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C, Atlantic Ocean

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $317,678 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including nursery plants, flowers, dairy products, fishing, corn, and poultry
Transportation, aerospace, biotechnology, healthcare, electronics equipment, and chemicals

How Maryland got its name: Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria (Queen Mary) the wife of Britain's King Charles I.

Atlas of Maryland State
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Maryland State Symbols

State Nickname: Old Line State

State Slogan: (formerly) America in Miniature; (formerly) More Than You Can Imagine

State Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)

State flower: Black-eyed Susan

State bird: Baltimore Oriole

State fish: Rockfish

State tree: White Oak

State mammal: Thoroughbred horse, Chesapeake Bay Retriever

State foods: Blue Crabs

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Monday, April 28, 1788

Number admitted: 7

Prior Name: Province of Maryland, then sovereign state in Confederation

Postal Abbreviation: MD

Maryland State Map


The Geography of Maryland

Total Size: 9,774 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Backbone Mtn. at 3,360 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Garrett (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Prince George's County approx. 4 1/2 miles northwest of Davidsonville (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 24 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, Lake Oakland

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