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Maryland Facts

  • Capital City: Annapolis (pop.) 36,603 (2011 est.)
  • Maryland Population: 5,884,563 (2012 est.) (19th)
  • Maryland Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

    US Dollar
    all u.s. currency (banknotes)
  • Maryland Quarter: The Maryland quarter, the 2nd quarter in the Year 2000 50 State Quarters® Program series, features the unusual dome of the Maryland Statehouse, surrounded by White Oak leaf clusters and its nickname, "The Old Line State".

    The Maryland Statehouse dome is the country's largest wooden dome built without nails. The Statehouse has been home to Maryland's colonial legislature and the nation's first peacetime capital. The Treaty of Paris was ratified here, ending the Revolutionary War.

    The leaf clusters are from the official state tree, the White Oak. The nickname, Old Line State, is in honor of its "troops of the line", who won praise from George Washington, the Continental Army Commander-in-Chief, during the Revolutionary War.

    Maryland became the Nation's seventh state on April 28, 1788. Additional details

    Maryland Quarter
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring, Dundalk, Wheaton-Glenmont, Ellicott City
  • Annapolis attractions
  • Baltimore attractions
  • Name: Maryland was named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I of England
  • Statehood: April 28, 1788 (7th state)
  • Symbols

Maryland Photographs

State House 1772-1779, and US Capitol from 1783 to 1784, Maryland, USA

State House...
by Scott T. Smith
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Inner Harbor at Dusk, Baltimore, Maryland

by Jim Schwabel
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Maryland Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Cumberland Allegany 301
Annapolis Anne Arundel 410
Parkville Baltimore 410
Baltimore Baltimore City 410
Lusby Calvert 410
Denton Caroline 410
Westminster Carroll 410
Elkton Cecil 410
Waldorf Charles 301
Cambridge Dorchester 410
Frederick Frederick 301
Oakland Garrett 301
Bel Air Harford 410
Columbia Howard 410
Chestertown Kent 410
Silver Spring Montgomery 301
Rockville Montgomery 301
Gaithersburg Montgomery 301
Hyattsville Prince Georges 301
Stevensville Queen Annes 410
Lexington Park Saint Marys 301
Princess Anne Somerset 410
Easton Talbot 410
Hagerstown Washington 301
Salisbury Wicomico 410
Berlin Worcester 410

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