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Baltimore / Maryland State Statistics
Maryland State Flag
MARYLAND  
BALTIMORE  
AREA 12,407 sq miles (42nd) (Land) 9,775 sq. miles (Water) 2,633 sq. miles
CAPITAL Annapolis
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): April 28, 1788 (7), Present constitution adopted: 1867
LOCATION 38.971N, 076.503W
MEAN ELEVATION 350 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Backbone Mtn.; 3360 feet, 32nd
LOWEST POINT Sea Level, Atlantic Ocean
COUNTIES 24
COASTLINE 31 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER .5 miles northwest of Davidsonville
STATE FOSSIL ecphora gardnerae gardnerae (Wilson) (1994)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE Diamondback terrapin (1994)
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Tourmaline
STATE FLAG The Maryland flag is the only state flag that features British heraldic banners, (the coat of arms of noble families). It was officially adopted in 1904. It displays the arms of George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. The alternating yellow and black are from Lord Calvert's family shield. The red and white design is from Calvert's maternal family, the Crosslands. There are historians that believe those colors could represent his wife's family, the Mynnes.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL The great seal of Maryland was adopted in 1876 by the General Assembly. The seal actually consists of an obverse and a reverse side, although it is the reverse side that is usually seen. During its history, Maryland has used several seals, including a new design during the time of the American Revolution, when Marylandís seal was more in line with the seals of the other states. The design of the present seal goes back to the days of the original settlements in Maryland, and is based upon a seal that was sent from England at that time. On the obverse side is a mounted knight (Lord Baltimore). The reverse shows a farmer, a fisherman, a shield, and a coat of arms.
STATE SLOGAN If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It
STATE MOTTO "Manly Deeds, Womanly Words"
STATE SONG "Maryland! My Maryland"
STATE TREE white oak (1941)
STATE BIRD Baltimore oriole (1947)
STATE ANIMAL  
STATE FISH rockfish (1965)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Old Line State
STATE FLOWER Black-eyed susan
BORDERING STATES Delaware Pennsylvania Virginia West Virginia

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