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About Maryland

Maryland is one of the 50 states in the US, located in the Mid-Atlantic region in the north east of the United States. The state is bounded to the north by the Mason-Dixon line, that forms the border with Pennsylvania, the Potomac River forms most of its border with West Virginia and Virginia in the west, and in east it borders Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean. It surrounds a good portion of Washington D.C. in west. Chesapeake Bay with its many branches, the largest arm of the sea in the contiguous US, is reaching deep inland from the Atlantic Ocean and defines the center of Maryland with its serrated coastline.

The area of Maryland was part of the original territory of the United States. It was chartered as a colony in 1632. Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution on 28 April 1788; it was the seventh of the original 13 states to join the Union.

With an area of 32,131 km² (12,406 sq mi), Maryland is ranked 42nd of the 50 US states, compared it is about the size of Belgium.
The state is made up of twenty-three counties plus Baltimore City, which is considered to be on a par with a county.

Maryland's population is 6 million people (in 2018) [1], largest cites in the state are: Baltimore, by far the largest city with 622,000 citizens, all other cities like Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville and Bowie, have a population of under 70,000 people including Annapolis, the state's capital. Besides those cities there are urbanized census-designated places (CDP), the largest are Columbia (pop. 103,000), Germantown (pop. 90,700), Silver Spring (pop. 76,000), Waldorf (pop. 71,000), and Glen Burnie (pop. 67,500).
Main airport in the state is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA code: BWI).

Major rivers are the Potomac, the Patapsco, the Patuxent, and the Potomac River, all of them empty into Chesapeake Bay.
Highest point is Hoye Crest at 3,360 feet (a.s.l.), on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County on the Maryland-West Virginia border in west, not far from Maryland's largest lake the Deep Creek Lake. By the way, all of Maryland's lakes today were constructed.

Maryland's Geography
Maryland's geography offers three main regions and six physiographic provinces... [show]


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Reference Map of Maryland
Reference Map of Maryland.


Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
 
Cities and Towns in Maryland

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Maryland:

Largest city is Baltimore (622,000)
Second largest city is Frederick (69,500), Gaithersburg (67,500), Rockville (67,000), Bowie (58,000)
Annapolis (capital city, 38,000)
Population figures in 2015

Other cities and towns in Maryland:
Aberdeen, Bethesda, Cambridge, Chestertown, Columbia, Cumberland, Dundalk, Easton, Frostburg, Hagerstown, Lexington Park, Ocean City, Pocomoke City, Salisbury, Silver Spring, St. Charles, Towson, Westminster
 
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