Maryland (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Maryland is a small coastal state in the eastern United States. Despite its small size, it has a fairly large population, making it one of the most densely populated states in the United States. Maryland has the highest median household income in the entire United States, making it the wealthiest state.

Maryland (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Maryland / Where is Maryland?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information about Maryland
  2. Maryland
  3. Fun Facts about Maryland
  4. Maryland Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Maryland
  6. Food Prices in Maryland
  7. State Symbols of Maryland

Basic Information about Maryland

Maryland

  1. Oriole Park Baseball Stadium
  2. Ocean City Promenade
  3. Assateague Island
  4. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  5. Harriet Tubman Museum
  6. Fort McHenry
  7. Smith Island
  8. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
  9. Antietam Battlefield
  10. Six Flags America amusement park

You can post tips for other sights and places of interest in Maryland in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Maryland

Maryland’s date of entry into the Union

April 28, 1788 (7th in order)

Maryland state nickname

Old Line State

Highest mountain in Maryland

Hoye-Crest (1,024 metres)

Rivers in Maryland

  1. Susquehanna River (747 km)
  2. Potomac River (486 km)
  3. Youghiogheny River (216 km)
  4. Patuxent River (185 km)
  5. North Branch Potomac River (166 km)

Airports in Maryland

  1. Baltimore – Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  2. Salisbury – Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport
  3. Hagerstown Regional Airport
  4. Martin State Airport
  5. Frederick Munincipal Airport

Maryland Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Baltimore Ravens, Washington Football Team (formerly Redskins)
  • MLB (baseball): Baltimore Orioles
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities of Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland

ZIP Codes

20331, 20335-20797, 20812-21930

Weather in Maryland | Average Temperatures in Maryland | Average Precipitation Maryland

Maryland Weather

The weather in Maryland is influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the varying altitudes in different regions of the state. Temperatures in the winter months hover around zero, with colder temperatures at higher elevations, where snowfall is also heavier.

Summer temperatures are around 25 °C – 30 °C, with frequent rain. Coastal Maryland is prone to hurricanes.

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Largest Cities in Maryland

# City Population Map
1 Baltimore 620,961 Show on Map
2 Columbia 99,615 Show on Map
3 Germantown 86,395 Show on Map
4 Silver Spring 71,452 Show on Map
5 Waldorf 67,752 Show on Map
6 Glen Burnie 67,639 Show on Map
7 Ellicott City 65,834 Show on Map
8 Frederick 65,239 Show on Map
9 Dundalk 63,597 Show on Map
10 Rockville 61,209 Show on Map

Food Prices in Maryland

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal Prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $6.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $3.88
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.06
  • Milk (1 l): $0.85
  • Bread (500 g): $2.21
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.52
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.54
  • Cheese (1 kg): $8.53
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $7.38
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $13.66
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.96
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.47
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.54
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $5.20
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.92
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.63
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.46
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $8.34

Grocery prices in Baltimore City valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Maryland Flag | Maryland State Emblem

State Symbols of Maryland

  • Exercise: walking
  • Dessert: Smith Island Cake
  • Dinosaur: astrodon
  • Insect: Baltimore browntail
  • Cat: Calico
  • Blue Crab: Blue Crab
  • Horse: English Thoroughbred
  • Flower: Furry of Thistles
  • Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • Drink: milk
  • Dog: Chesapeake Bay retriever
  • Song: Maryland, My Maryland
  • Snake: Diamond Wife
  • Bird: Baltimore oriole
  • Fish: striped moray eel
  • Sport (individual): bending woodpeckers
  • Sport (team): lacrosse
  • Tree: white oak

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