Maryland, US

Maryland: State of the United States of America


Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States. It shares borders with Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C.

Some key facts about Maryland:

  • Capital: Annapolis
  • Population: Around 6 million
  • Area: 12,407 square miles
  • Nicknames: Old Line State, Free State

Maryland has diverse geography spanning the Appalachian Mountains, forested hills, dense urban centers, and the Atlantic Coast. The Chesapeake Bay separates the state's Eastern Shore region from the rest of Maryland. Major cities include Baltimore and the capital Annapolis.

Maryland has historically played a central role in early American history and the founding of the country. It was one of the 13 original colonies. Key events like the writing of the Star Spangled Banner took place in Maryland.

Today, Maryland has a dynamic, prosperous economy anchored by the technology and defense industries surrounding Washington D.C. The state is among the wealthiest and most educated in the nation. Other major industries include healthcare, biotech, and tourism.

Maryland is known for its vibrant seafood scene, especially crabs, oysters, and rockfish. It also has a rich tradition of colonial history, amusement parks like Ocean City, and natural assets including the Assateague beaches. The climate is mild.

In summary, Maryland's strategic location, thriving metro areas, and blend of history and modernity make it a diverse state and important contributor to American business, culture and politics.

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Location of Maryland

Quick Facts about Maryland

Population : 6,055,802
Country : United States of America
Different from : Maryland
Head of government : Governor of Maryland
Phone Area Codes : 240, 667, 443, 410, 301
Official name : Maryland
Continent : North America
Northernmost point : Point(-78.7258 39.723)
Legislative body : Maryland General Assembly
Named for : Henrietta Maria of France
Altitude : 344 feet / 105, 350 meters
Capital : Annapolis
Establishment : April 04, 1788 (235 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York, Eastern Time Zone, UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 14:57:33 (2nd March 2024)
Deep Creek Lake Maryland Panoramic View image
Deep Creek Lake Maryland Panoramic View
Deep Creek Lake Maryland Panoramic View image


Maryland is located at 39°0'1"N 76°44'60"W (39.0003900, -76.7499700). It has 4 neighbors: Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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The largest city of Maryland is City of Baltimore with a population of 621,849. Other cities include, Baltimore population 586,131, Redland population 147,010, Frederick population 73,308 and Silver Spring population 71,452. See all Maryland cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Maryland (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Maryland.

City Name Title County Population
Essex Census-designated place in Maryland, United States Baltimore 1,832,752
Baltimore The thirty-first most populous city in the United States and the center of the Baltimore metropolitan area. City of Baltimore 586,131
Redland A census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. Montgomery 147,010
Germantown Census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States Montgomery 86,395
Frederick The second most populous city in Frederick County, Maryland. Frederick 73,308
Silver Spring A city in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery 71,452
City of Frederick City in Frederick County, Maryland, United States Frederick 70,060
Rockville The most populous city in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery 69,512
Waldorf Census designated place Charles 67,752
Gaithersburg The second most populous city in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery 67,741
Glen Burnie Census designated place in Maryland Anne Arundel 67,639
Ellicott City Unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States Howard 65,834
Dundalk Census-designated place in Maryland, United States Baltimore 63,597
Bethesda A census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery 62,448
Bowie The most populous city in Prince George's County, Maryland. Prince George's 58,212
Towson Suburb of Baltimore, Maryland, United States Baltimore 55,197

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Maryland has 4 neighbours.

  • Somerset County
  • Wicomico County
  • Queen Anne's County
  • Harford County
  • Montgomery County
  • Caroline County
  • St. Mary's County
  • Worcester County
  • Baltimore County
  • Carroll County
  • Prince George's County
  • Cecil County
  • Talbot County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Washington County
  • Charles County
  • Dorchester County
  • Baltimore
  • Frederick County
  • Kent County
  • Howard County
  • Allegany County
  • Calvert County
  • Garrett County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 1,295,346 - 1910 United States Census
1920 1,449,661 10.64% 1920 United States Census
1930 1,631,526 11.15% 1930 United States Census
1940 1,821,244 10.42% 1940 United States Census
1950 2,343,001 22.27% 1950 United States Census
1960 3,100,689 24.44% 1960 United States Census
1970 3,922,399 20.95% 1970 United States Census
1980 4,216,975 6.99% 1980 United States Census
1990 4,781,468 11.81% 1990 United States Census
2000 5,296,486 9.72% 2000 United States Census
2010 5,773,552 8.26% census
2011 5,839,419 1.13% estimation process
2012 5,886,992 0.81% estimation process
2013 5,923,188 0.61% estimation process
2014 5,957,283 0.57% estimation process
2015 5,985,562 0.47% estimation process
2016 6,003,323 0.3% estimation process
2017 6,023,868 0.34% estimation process
2018 6,035,802 0.2% estimation process
2019 6,045,680 0.16% estimation process
2020 6,055,802 0.17% estimation process

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People born in Maryland (196)

People born in Maryland, including politician, died 1859 John Dennis, chemist William O. Baker, businessman Samuel Sachs, .


  • Amit Bhattacharya (American cinematographer) he was born in 01/01/1961
  • David Herold (accomplice of John Wilkes Booth in Lincoln's assassination (1842-1865)) he was born in 16/06/1842
  • Barton W. Stone (American leader in the Restoration Movement) he was born in 24/12/1772
  • James Jones (American politician and lawyer from the state of Georgia (1769-1801)) he was born in 01/01/1769
  • William Few (American politician (1748-1828)) he was born in 08/06/1748
  • William Bowie (American engineer) he was born in 06/05/1872
  • Edwin Booth (19th-century American actor) he was born in 13/11/1833
  • Bert Muhly (American mayor and academic (1923-2011)) he was born in 18/06/1923
  • George Kerr (athlete) he was born in 16/10/1937
  • James Wray Williams (American politician (1792-1842)) he was born in 08/10/1792
  • Eric Brittingham (American musician) he was born in 08/05/1960
  • David Bentley Hart (American theologian) he was born in 01/01/1965
  • Mark Johnson (American film producer) he was born in 27/12/1945
  • Edwin C. Hahn (Sound engineer) he was born in 02/08/1888
  • Nathan Larson (American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and author (born 1970)) he was born in 12/09/1970
  • George Washington Parke Custis (adopted son of George Washington (1781-1857)) he was born in 30/04/1781
  • Thomas P. Carnes (American politician (1762-1822)) he was born in 01/01/1762
  • Rolando Martín (Argentine rugby union footballer and coach) he was born in 23/09/1968

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Maryland Counties (more)

Montgomery County
Montgomery County

Montgomery County, county in Maryland, United States

Prince George's County
Prince George's County

Prince George's County, county in Maryland, United States

Baltimore County
Baltimore County

Baltimore County, county in Maryland, United States

County Name Population
Montgomery County 1,051,816
Prince George's County 909,612
Baltimore County 826,017
City of Baltimore 621,849
Anne Arundel County 582,777
Howard County 328,200
Frederick County 265,161
Harford County 256,805
Carroll County 169,092
Charles County 164,436
Washington County 151,146
Saint Mary's County 114,687
Wicomico County 103,990
Cecil County 103,419
Calvert County 93,072
Allegany County 70,057

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Usa Maryland Location Map
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Counties Map of Maryland
Counties Map of Maryland
Maryland Relief Map
Maryland Relief Map
Maryland Metrobus Map
Maryland Metrobus Map
Where Is Maryland Located
Where Is Maryland Located
Maryland Cities And Towns
Maryland Cities And Towns
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Maryland County Map
Maryland Reference Map
Maryland Reference Map
Maryland Rivers And Lakes
Maryland Rivers And Lakes
District Of Columbia Plant Hardiness Zone Map
District Of Columbia Plant Hardiness Zone Map
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Maryland Plant Hardiness Zone Map