Home > Maryland > States
Maryland State Flag

State of Maryland


Maryland State Map Icon
Maryland State collage of images.

Maryland State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Maryland as the 7th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Maryland.

State Name: Maryland

Abbreviation: MD

Capital of Maryland State: Annapolis

Date of Statehood: April 28, 1788

Maryland State Population: 5,600,388 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Current Weather/Time:

Click for Annapolis, Maryland Forecast

Primary Agriculture: Poultry, greenhouse/nursery, dairy products/wholesale milk, oil crops (primarily soybeans), feed crops (barley, corn, hay, oats), vegetables, meat animals, miscellaneous livestock & products, eggs, food grains (rye, wheat), other seed & field crops, forest products, tobacco, fruits/nuts, mushrooms.

Primary Industry: Manufacturing in Maryland is led by the chemical industry which produces some $17 million (value-added) of goods, followed by the food and kindred industry ($2.6 million), and the publishing industry. State exports total approximately $5.8 billion worth of mostly transportation equipment and industrial machinery.

Maryland State Nickname: The Old Line State

Maryland State Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words.)

Maryland State Flower:
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)(Legislation of 1918)
Picture of the Black-Eyed Susan , the official state flower of Maryland.
Enlarge flower

Maryland State Tree: White Oak (Legislation of 1941)

Maryland State Bird:
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)(Legislation of 1947)
Picture of the Baltimore+Oriole, the official state bird of Maryland.
Enlarge Bird

Maryland State Fish: Rockfish (Legislation of 1965)

Maryland State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Legislation of 1973)

Maryland State Gemstone: Patuxent River Stone (Legislation of 2004)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Maryland.
Enlarge Seal

Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Maryland.
Enlarge Flag

State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Maryland.
Enlarge Quarter

Maryland State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Maryland state.
Enlarge Postage Stamp

Maryland State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Maryland state.
Enlarge License Plate