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Capital City:

Annapolis

Statehood:

April 28, 1788 (7th)

Population:

5,175,000

Nickname:

Old Line State / Free State

Motto:

Fatti Maschii Parole Femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)

Origin of State Name:

Named to honor Henrietta Maria, wife of England's King Charles I.

Counties:

23

Largest Cities:

Baltimore, Silver Spring, Dundalk, Bethesda, Wheaton

Border States:

Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Land Area:

9,838 sq. mi., 42nd largest

Highest Point:

Backbone Mountain, 3,360 ft.

Lowest Point:

Atlantic Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Baltimore Oriole

State Flower:

Black-Eyed Susan (rudbeckia hirta)

State Tree:

White Oak

State Song:

Maryland, My Maryland

State Web Site:

www.state.md.us


For more websites on Maryland check out Maryland Links.

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