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Maryland's unofficial nickname is the " Old Line State and the Free State." Maryland's capital is Annapolis and the largest city in Maryland is Baltimore. Residents of Maryland are known as "Marylanders."

" Maryland, My Maryland" is the state song of Maryland. Maryland's state motto is "Fatti maschii parole femine, loosely translated means "manly deeds, womanly words;" but more accurately translated it is "strong deeds, gentle words."

Maryland's name honors Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), wife of Charles I (1600-1649), King of Great Britain and Ireland, who signed the 1632 charter establishing the Maryland colony.

The state symbols for Maryland include the Baltimore Oriole. The Baltimore Oriole is a bird that lives in open forests and migrates to Mexico and Central America during winter periods. Black-eyed Susan is Maryland's state flower and the White Oak is the state tree.

Maryland is ranked 19th in population and received its statehood November 8, 1776.

Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia are all bordering Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean are the major bodies of water associated with Maryland.

There were 818,583 K12 students in the Maryland public schools in 1996. Out of those students 68,645 were first grade students. There were also 47,943 K12 public school teachers in the Maryland public schools system. There were a total of 1,286 Maryland public schools in 1996. (Source: IES National Center for Education Statistics)

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Ten Largest Cities in Maryland
City
Population
Baltimore
637,455
Frederick
59,220
Rockville
58,706
Gaithersburg
57,670
Bowie
53,193
Hagerstown
39,640
Annapolis
36,603
Salisbury
27,833
College Park
26,607
Laurel
21,619
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