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Annapolis

Annapolis

Annapolis is Maryland's capitol. It is one of the oldest cities in the country, having been founded by puritans in 1649, and ha...

Baltimore

Baltimore

Baltimore Maryland is a city that keeps reinventing itself. Through the course of its history it has seen affluence, power, war...

Cumberland

Cumberland

Cumberland is a city in the far western, Appalachian portion of Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Allegany County,...

Ocean City

Ocean City

Ocean City Maryland, the east coast's largest resort town, increases from 7,500 to 300,000 every summer as visitors swarm the b...

Facts

When to visit:

Summer is the pea tourist season in Maryland. Baltimore and Annapolis see substantial crowds at this time of year, usually numbering something like 5 million visitors. As such, prices are high and reservations for accommodations should be made in advance.

Fall is a more pleasant time to visit the state. The weather is mild and the experience is cheaper and more manageable. Washington DC in particular has lots of amenities to enjoy in the “non-peak” visitor season that lasts from September through February.

Facts:

State Abbreviation: MD
State Capital: Annapolis
Largest City: Baltimore
Area: 12,407 square miles (the 42nd biggest state in the USA)
Maryland Population: 5,558,058 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: farming, mining, steel products, communications equipment, fishing, government services
Maryland Rivers: Potomac River, Patapsco River, Patuxent River, Susquehanna River
Maryland Lakes: Lake Oakland, Deep Creek Lake, Prettyboy Reservoir, Loch Raven Reservoir
Highest Point: Backbone Mountain - 3,360 feet (1,024 m) above sea level
Origin of the Name Maryland: named in honor of the Queen Consort Henretta Maria (1609-1669), the wife of Britain's King Charles I
State Nickname: Old Line State
State Motto: Manly Deeds, Womanly Words
State Song: Maryland, My Maryland