Maryland Facts

Maryland Facts

Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Maryland.

Capital
Annapolis

Became a State
April 28, 1788 (7th)

Location
southern United States

Area
12,407 sq. miles (42nd)

Population
5,773,552 (19th)

Major Cities
Baltimore, Annapolis, Bethesda, Cumberland

Products
commercial fishing, cucumbers, watermelons, sweet corn, tomatoes, musk melons, squash, peas, tobacco, mining

Climate
humid subtropical: hot, humid summers and short, mild to cool winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 42 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Baltimore Ravens (National Football League)
Washington Redskins (National Football League)
Baltimore Orioles (Major League Baseball)

Major Waterways
Chesapeake Bay, Delaware River, Atlantic Ocean

Most Famous Citizens
Samuel Chase (Supreme Court Justice)
Billie Holiday (singer)
Francis Scott Key (lawyer, poet)
Thurgood Marshall (Supreme Court Justice)
Babe Ruth (baseball player)
Upton Sinclair (author)
Harriet Tubman (abolitionist)
Leon Uris (author)

State Symbols
Bird – Baltimore Oriole
Flower – Black-Eyed Susan
Animal – Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Dog)
Tree – White Oak
Insect – Checkerspot Butterfly