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State Facts

Full Name

State of Maryland

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

April 28, 1788 (7th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

5,296,486 (19th)

Land Area (Rank)

9,774 square miles; 25,314 square kilometers (42nd)

Capital

Annapolis

Postal Abbreviation

MD

State Nicknames

  • Free State,
  • Old Line State

Motto

Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)

Song

“Maryland, My Maryland” (music from an old German carol, words by Finley Johnson)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Black-eyed susan
  • Tree: White oak
  • Bird: Baltimore oriole
  • Gem: Tourmaline
  • Crustacean: Maryland blue crab
  • Sport: Jousting
  • Boat: Skipjack

Economy

  • 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