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|State of Maryland|
Nickname(s): Free State, Old Line State, America in MiniatureMotto = Fatti maschii, parole femine
(Manly deeds, womanly words)
|Official language||None (English, de facto)|
12,417 sq mi |
|- 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|
541.9/sq mi (209.2/km2)|
|- Average income||$56,763 (3rd)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
3,360 ft (1,024 m)
|- Average||344 ft (105 m)|
|- Lowest point||
|Became part of the U.S.||April 28, 1788 (7th)|
|Governor||Martin O'Malley (D)|
Barbara Mikulski (D) |
Ben Cardin (D)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
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.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html#Highest. Retrieved 2006-11-6.