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State of Maryland
Flag of Maryland State seal of Maryland
Flag of Maryland Seal
Nickname(s): Free State, Old Line State, America in Miniature
Motto(s): Fatti maschii, parole femine
(Manly deeds, womanly words)
Map of the United States with Maryland highlighted
Official languageNone (English, de facto)
Largest cityBaltimore
AreaRanked 42nd
 • Total12,417 sq mi
(32,160 km2)
 • Width90 miles (145 km)
 • Length249 miles (400 km)
 • % water21
 • Latitude37°53'N to 39°43'N
 • Longitude75°4'W to 79°33'W
PopulationRanked 19th
 • Total5,600,388
 • Density541.9/sq mi  (209.2/km2)
Ranked 5th
 • Median household income$56,763 (3rd)
 • Highest pointHoye Crest[1]
3,360 ft (1,024 m)
 • Mean344 ft  (105 m)
 • Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean[1]
Sea level
Admission to UnionApril 28, 1788 (7th)
GovernorLarry Hogan (R)
Lieutenant Governor{{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. SenatorsBen Cardin (D)
Chris Van Hollen (D)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

Maryland is a state in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America. It is on the south east of the East Coast. Its capital is Annapolis, and its biggest city is Baltimore.

The governor of Maryland is Larry Hogan. He was elected in the 2014 election.

The state bird is the Baltimore Oriole. The state flower is the Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). The state reptile is the diamondback terrapin. The state crustacean is the blue crab. The state motto is Fatti maschii, parole femine, which is Italian for "Manly deeds, womanly words". Maryland is the only state with a motto in Italian.

Maryland has many places important to the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War. One of these places is Fort McHenry, which defended against the British Empire during the War of 1812. Another place is the Antietam National Battlefield, where the Battle of Antietam took place in 1862 during the American Civil War.

Silver Spring, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Frederick, Hagerstown, Cumberland, Salisbury, Greenbelt are other cities.

Founded by English Catholic settlers who wanted a place where they could freely practice Catholicism, Maryland was the seventh state to join the US. Maryland is known as the "Old Line State," named after the Maryland Line, a regiment that fought in the American Revolution. Maryland surrounds most of the Chesapeake Bay, and the state is known for its Crabs and Crab Cakes.

Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, is a major city that is home to the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, and the Camden Yards baseball park. Annapolis is very famous for being the home of the United States Naval Academy, one of the flagship service academies in the United States.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Preceded by
List of U.S. states by date of statehood
Ratified Constitution on April 28, 1788 (7th)
Succeeded by
South Carolina

Coordinates: 39°00′N 76°42′W / 39°N 76.7°W / 39; -76.7