Maryland Facts

Area 12407 sq.mi, Land 9775 sq. mi., Water 2633 sq.mi
Coastline 31 mi., Shoreline 3,190 mi
Agriculture Seafood, poultry and eggs, dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, soybeans, corn
Industry Electric equipment, food processing, chemical products, printing and publishing, transportation equipment, machinery, primary metals, coal, tourism
Flag The Maryland flag contains the family crest of the Calvert and Crossland families.  Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, founded Maryland as an English colony in 1634. The black and gold designs belong to the Calvert family.  The red and white design belongs to the Crossland family
Origin of name: Named to honor Henrietta Maria, wife of England's King Charles I
State Capital Annapolis
Largest Cities Baltimore, Silver Spring, Dundalk, Bethesda, Wheaton
State Motto "Fatti maschii, parole femine" - Manly deeds, womanly words
Topography Eastern shore of coastal plain and Maryland Main of coastal plain, Piedmont Plateau, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, separated by the Chesapeake Bay
State Bird Baltimore Oriole
State Flower Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
State Nickname Old Line State
Population 5,773,552  *2010 Census
State Tree White Oak