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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 = Fatti maschii, parole femine
(Manly deeds, womanly words)
Map of the United States with Maryland highlighted
Official language None (English, de facto)
Capital Annapolis
Largest city Baltimore
Area Ranked 42nd
 - Total 12,417 sq mi
(32,160 km2)
 - Width 90 miles (145 km)
 - Length 249 miles (400 km)
 - % water 21
 - Latitude 37°53'N to 39°43'N
 - Longitude 75°4'W to 79°33'W
Number of people Ranked 19th
 - Total 5,600,388
 - Density 541.9/sq mi  (209.2/km2)
Ranked 5th
 - Average income $56,763 (3rd)
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Hoye Crest[1]
3,360 ft (1,024 m)
 - Average 344 ft  (105 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[1]
sea level
Became part of the U.S. April 28, 1788 (7th)
Governor Martin O'Malley (D)
U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski (D)
Ben Cardin (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations MD, US-MD

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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