map of Maryland UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Annapolis // state code ISO: MD; FIPS: US24
    surface: 25317 = 9772 sq.mi // rank in USA: // location: South Atlantic
    climate: continental in the west; humid subtropical in the east
    entered USA as 5th state ratifying the Constitution on: 1788-01-09
    administrative division: 23 counties + 1 independent city
    total population according to the census of 2000: 5,296,486
    population density 2000: 209 per = 542 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 10,8%
    main ethnic groups: white 64,0%; black 27,9%; Asian 4%; other 4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: greenhouse & nursery products, soybeans, corn
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,235 / pigs: 0,058 / poultry: 4,5 ; broilers 294,4
    timber/lumber: hardwoods
    chief industries: manufacturing, biotechnology and information technology, services, tourism
    chief industrial products: electric & electronic equipment, food and kindred products, chemicals
    chief mining products: crushed stone, portland & masonry cement, sand & gravel, dimension stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Blackbone Mt. 1024 m = 3360 ft
    other mountains: Sugar Loaf Mt. 391
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Deep Creek Lake
    artificial lakes: Liberty Lake, Prettyboy Res., Loch Raven Res., Triadelphia Lake, Rocky Gorge Res.
    rivers: Potomac, Monocacy, Patuxent, Susquehanna, Patapsco
    others: islands: Kent Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Old Line State, Free State
    motto: Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)
    song: Maryland, My Maryland
    flower: Black-eyed Susan // bird: Baltimore oriole // tree: White oak
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.28 by Jan Lahmeyer
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