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US State
NicknameOld Line State; Free State; Little America;
America in Miniature
MottoFatti maschii, parole femine
(Manly deeds, womanly words)
Official languagesNone
Largest cityBaltimore
Largest metro areaBaltimore-Washington Metro Area
Area Ranked42nd
Total12407 sq mi 32133 km2
Width101 mi 163 km
Length249 mi 400 km
% water21
Pop. Rank19th
Total5,773,552 (2010)
5,296,486 (2000)
Density541.9 /sq mi 209.2 /km2
Median income$69,272 (1st)
Highest pointBackbone Mountain
(Hoye Crest)
3360 ft 1024 m
Mean344 ft 105 m
Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean
0 ft 0 m
Other information
Admission to UnionApril 28, 1788 (7th)
GovernorMartin O'Malley (D)
Lieutenant GovernorAnthony G. Brown (D)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Delegates
U.S. SenatorsBarbara Mikulski (D)
Ben Cardin (D)
U.S. House delegation6 Democrats, 2 Republican
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

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Maryland c-enaudio=en-us-Maryland.oggˈmɛri-lənd is a U.S. state located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and three nicknames for it (the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State) are occasionally used. The state's most populated city is Baltimore. Its capital is Annapolis.

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