bird: Baltimore Oriole
State tree: White Oak
State flower: Black-eyed Susan
Products: corn, dairy products, poultry, fruits, tobacco, oysters
Rivers: Elk River
Area: 10,577 square miles
Year made state:April 28, 1788, the 7th state
Largest city: Baltimore
Number of counties:23
Park: Lexington Park
Highest point: Backbone Mountain
Coastline: 31 miles
Bordering states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Land Area: 9838 square miles
state was named Maryland in honor of Henrietta Marie, the wife of
England's King Charles.
1. Maryland's state house in Annapolis is the oldest capitol still used for state government.
2. Two Indian tribes, both members of the Algonquian family, lived in Maryland when the white settlers arrived.
Maryland was the first colony to oppose the taxation and trade limitations
caused by England.
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