Maryland, United States

Maryland, United States

Country USA
Capital city Annapolis
Area 32,133 km²
Population 6,177,224 people (2020)
192 people/km²
Governor Larry Hogan
Time zone UTC -5/ -4
ZIP code MD
ISO 3166-2 US-MD
Official site www.maryland.gov
Maryland

Maryland (in English: Maryland) is a state in the USA, whose zip code is MD, and the capital is Annapolis. Maryland has a population of 6,042,718. (2018) Maryland has a total area of ​​32,135 km², of which 25,276 km² is land and 6,859 km² is water

The state was named after Queen Henrietta-Marie of Bourbon-France, wife of Charles I (Maryland literally translates as “Mary’s Land”).

Geography

Maryland’s terrain is very diverse and justifies the state’s nickname “America in Miniature.” In the eastern part of the state there are sand dunes, along the bay there are swamps known for their rich fauna and bare cypress trees, and in the west rise mountains covered with pine forests. The highest point (1020 m) is located at Backbone Mountain in the southwestern part of the state. The Chesapeake Bay divides Maryland in two.

Maryland is comparable in size to Belgium.

Fort Washington Park

Fort Washington was one of the many forts that helped protect the capital city of Washington DC during the American Civil War Fort Washington has stood as a silent sentry for over 180 years. Due to the advanced construction technology, this fortress is one of the few that has been preserved in its original design.

The first Fort Washington was built here as early as 1809, but five years later it was destroyed by its own garrison. Twelve days later, an order was issued to build a new fortress, which was not completed until October 2, 1824. The first large-scale reconstruction took place in 1840, and six years later, the first weapons were mounted in it. American artillery and a few soldiers hid in the walls of the fort.

Forts Foote and Rogers were located near Fort Washington, which were equipped with powerful Rodman and Parrott cannons. The garrison left the fort in 1872, when the US government purchased additional land for the construction of a new defense system. No further funds were invested in Fort Washington and it was abandoned for more than 20 years.

Today, the area offers numerous recreational activities, picnicking and fishing opportunities in addition to visiting the forts. There is beautiful nature in the surroundings, which invites you to go for walks. A 3-mile trail skirts the perimeter of the park, providing wildlife viewing opportunities. It is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. until sunset. There is also a visitor center available to tourists, it is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Artillery demonstrations are held here every Sunday from April to October, and people can also learn about the course of the Civil War.

Population

The population of Maryland is 5,699,478 (2009). Most of it is located in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area. The largest city is Baltimore with its 637,418 inhabitants. The eastern part of the state is less populated than the southern and western counties.

In 2006, 645,744 of the residents were born outside the United States. Illegal immigrants are about 4%. The majority of immigrants to the state are from Latin America and Asia. Maryland has a large Korean community (1.7%). European immigrants are dominated by Poles and Italians, who are mainly concentrated in Baltimore.

In terms of race, the population is divided into:

  • white – 58.3%
  • African Americans – 28.9%
  • Hispanics – 6.0%
  • Asians – 4.9%

Cities

  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore
  • College Park
  • Cumberland
  • Rockville
  • Salisbury
  • Frederick

Towns

  • Ocean City

Counties

Maryland consists of 24 counties:

  1. Allegheny
  2. Anne Arundel
  3. Baltimore (an independent city also considered a county other than Baltimore County)
  4. Baltimore (County other than Baltimore City)
  5. Washington
  6. Garrett
  7. Dorset
  8. Caroline
  9. Kent
  10. Carol
  11. Queen Anne’s
  12. A culvert
  13. Montgomery
  14. Prince Georges
  15. Somerset
  16. St. Mary’s
  17. Sissel
  18. The Talbot
  19. Waicomico
  20. Uster
  21. Frederick
  22. Hartford
  23. Howard
  24. Charles

Annapolis, Maryland

Country USA
State Maryland
Area 20.99 km²
Highness height 12 m
Population 39,418 people
ZIP code 21401, 21402, 21403, 21404, 21405, 21409, 21411, 21412
Telephone code 410, 443
Official site www.annapolis.gov
Annapolis

Main street in the city center

Annapolis (in English: Annapolis) is a city in the USA, the capital of the state of Maryland.

Geography

It has a total area of ​​19.7 km² and a population of 36,217 according to the 2004 census.

The city is located between the city of Baltimore and the federal capital, Washington.

Famous people

Died in Annapolis

  • Charlie Byrd (1925 – 1999), guitarist

Twin Cities

  • Dumfries, Scotland

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