Facts About Maryland

Facts About Maryland

  • Counties of Maryland: 23

    * Washington DC city * Allegany * Anne Arundel * Baltimore * Calvert * Caroline * Carroll * Cecil * Charles * Dorchester * Frederick * Garrett * Harford * Howard * Kent * Montgomery * Prince Georges * Queen Annes * St. Marys * Somerset * Talbot * Washington * Wicomico * Worcester * Baltimore city *

  • State Flag:

  • State Motto: "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" Manly Deeds, Womanly Words

  • State Capital: Annapolis

  • State Abbreviation: MD

  • State Name of Residents: Marylanders

  • Date State Entered the Union: April 28,1788; became the 7th state of the United States

  • State Size: 12,407 square miles; the 42nd biggest state

  • State Colors: Red, White, Black, and Gold

  • State Song: Maryland, My Maryland

  • State Nick Name: Old Line State

  • State Folk Dance: Square dance

  • State Tree Species: White oak (Quercus alba)

  • State Flower: Black-eyed susan

  • State Dog: Chesapeake Bay retriever

  • State Bird: Baltimore oriole

  • State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas phaeton)

  • State Fish: Rockfish (Striped Bass) (Morone saxatilis)

  • State Crustacean: Maryland Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus)

  • State Reptile: Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)

  • State Dinosaur: Astrodon johnstoni

  • State Fossil Shell: Ecphora gardnerae gardnerae

  • State Soil: Maryland Sassafras; unofficial

  • State Boat: Skipjack

  • State Sport: Jousting

  • State Beverage: Milk

  • State Major Rivers: Potomac River, Patapsco River, Patuxent River, Susquehanna River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Oakland, Deep Creek Lake, Prettyboy Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir

  • State Highest Point: Backbone Mountain - 3,360 feet (1,024 m) above sea level

  • Bordering States: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, District of Columbia

  • State Bordering Country: None

  • State Bordering Body of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

  • State Name Origin: Maryland was named to honor the Queen consort Henrietta Maria

  • State Largest City: Baltimore

  • State Other Largest Cities:
    * Columbia * Silver Spring * Ellicott City * Germantown * Dundalk * Rockville * Gaithersburg * Frederick * Towson *

  • Map of Maryland:

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