Maryland, which is shortly mentioned as MD, is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Mid-Atlantic area of the country. It is surrounded by Delaware in the east, Washington, D.C, West Virginia and Virginia on the west and south and Pennsylvania in the north. The state is as well, considered to be the origin of spiritual liberty in America, dating back to its initial colonial existence when it was made a safe haven for mistreated Catholics from England by George Calvert who was the earliest English administrator of the then Maryland colonial grant and the first Lord Baltimore. Maryland is the 9th smallest state and the 42nd biggest state among the 50 states in the United States.
Maryland was the 7th state admitted to the union on the 28th of April 1788. The total land area of Maryland is 12,406 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 42 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 2,700 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 23 counties in Maryland among which the Garrett County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1872.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Maryland was 5,296,486. Among the counties of the Maryland State, the most populous county is the Montgomery County with the population of 971,777, and the Kent County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 20,197.
As of 2010, there are 10 State Electoral Votes in Maryland. The State Quarter issue Date of Maryland is March 13, 2000. “Manly deeds, womanly words" is the state motto of Maryland.
Old Line State is the nickname of the state of Maryland. The name of the state bird of Maryland is the Baltimore Oriole. White Oak is the state tree of Maryland, and Black-eyed Susan is the state flower. Annapolis is the state capital of Maryland. Baltimore is the biggest of all cities in Maryland by population, and ranks first in total land area, too. The St. Mary's City is the oldest city in Maryland. The Maryland State is served by four area codes, such as 240, 301, 410 and 443.
The State of Maryland is one among the smallest states by land area, including as one among the most thickly occupied states of the United States. Even though Maryland is legitimately claimed to be christened after Queen Henrietta Maria, several historians think Maryland was christened after Mary, the mother of Lord Jesus. The Maryland State has the topmost median family revenue, making it the richest state in the country.