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CountryUnited States
Admitted to the UnionApril 28, 1788 (7th)
Largest cityBaltimore
Government
 • GovernorMartin O'Malley (D)
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. senatorsBarbara Mikulski (D)
Ben Cardin (D)
U.S. House delegationList
Population
 • Total5,600,388
 • Density541.9/sq mi (209.2/km2)
 • Median household income
$56,763
 • Income rank
3rd
Language
 • Official languageNone (English, de facto)
Latitude37°53'N to 39°43'N
Longitude75°4'W to 79°33'W

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.

Its Governor is Martin O'Malley. He was elected in the 2006 election and re-elected in 2010. He used to be the mayor of Baltimore.

The state bird is the Baltimore Oriole, which is no longer found in Maryland. 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.

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