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Maryland State Profile

Where is Maryland?

The US state of Maryland is located in the Mid Atlantic region and is bordered by Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and Delaware to the east. It is divided into two sections by the Bay of Chesapeake. The section on the east of Chesapeake Bay is referred to as the East Shore, while the land on the west of Chesapeake Bay is known as the West Shore.


How did Maryland get its name?

The US state of Maryland is named in honor of Henrietta Maria of France, wife of Charles I of England.


What is the capital of Maryland?

Annapolis the capital of Maryland. It is situated on the Chesapeake Bay and is the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It covers a total area of 7.6 square miles and has an estimated population of 38,394. It was also the capital of United States of America from 1783 to 1784.


How big is Maryland?

Maryland has an area of 12,406.68 square miles. It is the 42nd largest state or the 8th smallest state in the country. The estimated population of the state is 5,773,552, ranking it 19th in the country.


Which is the largest city of Maryland?

Baltimore is the largest city of Maryland. It was founded in 1729 and is home to the National Aquarium. It is also the largest independent city and seaport in the country. It is located in central Maryland. It is often referred to as Baltimore City to distinguish it from Baltimore County. It has an area of 92.052 square miles and an estimated population of 620,961.


Why is Maryland called "The Old Line State "?

Maryland is also called Bay State, a nickname occasionally used for Massachusetts. Other official state names are "The Old Line State" or "the Free State." It is called the Old Line state because it was the only state that had regular troops "of the line". Another theory suggests that the nickname refers to the dividing line between the land grants given to William Penn and Lord Baltimore.


What is the official language of Maryland?

There is no official language in the US state of Maryland. However, English remains predominantly popular.


What is the religion of Maryland?

Maryland is largely a Christian state. Jews, Muslims and other religions are some of the minorities in the state. 11% of the population has no religious affiliation.


Who is the political leader of Maryland?

Like most of the states in the United States of America, power in Maryland is divided among three branches of the government: executive, legislative, and judicial. Former mayor of Baltimore, Martin O' Malley is the current and the 61st governor of the state. He assumed office on January 17, 2007. Anthony G. Brown is the current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. He was elected in 2006 and he assumed office on January 17, 2007.


When did Maryland achieve statehood?

On April 28, 1788, Maryland became the 7th state to ratify the constitution of United States of America.


What are some of the famous places in Maryland?

Maryland Science Center, National Museum of Dentistry, Maryland State House, Rodger's Tavern, National Aquarium, Plumpton Park Zoo, Baltimore Civil War Museum, and Thomas Stone National Historic Site are some of the famous places in Maryland.


What is the economy of Maryland like?

The state is heavily industrialized and is home to many large military bases. The gross state product of the state is estimated at US $257 billion. Maryland's economy is heavily dependent on the tertiary service sector, which is strongly influenced by the location of the state. It ranks ninth in the country in number of venture capital deals for the year 2009. Transportation is an important service activity, centered on the Port of Baltimore and its related rail and trucking access. Located close to Washington DC, the state contributes to technical and administrative tasks for the defense/aerospace industry. Agriculture is also important for the economy of the state, while manufacturing contributes 20% to the total GDP.


Last Updated on: August 12th, 2017