Everything You Need to Know About the State of Maryland (MD)

Maryland located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern coast of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. The largest and commercially important city is Baltimore, and Annapolis is the capital. The state takes occasional nicknames: Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. Maryland was named after the English Queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary. 

Maryland gained its statehood on April 28, 1788. The state motto is-Fatti Maschii Parole Femine (“Strong Deeds, Gentle Words”). 

Don’t think of its small size only! The small area, compared to other states belies the great variation of its landscapes and nature. Maryland is the leading producer of blue crabs and is renowned for its crab cakes.