Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordered by Pennsylvania in the north, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean in the east, the Atlantic Ocean and Virginia in the south, and West Virginia in the west. The state's largest city is Baltimore and its capital is Annapolis. Its governor is Larry Hogan. Its population is 6,045,680 inhabitants in 2019.
Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria of England. She was married to King Charles I, who granted permission for Maryland to become a colony, but its nickname "the Old Line State" is in honour of 400 Revolutionary War soldiers who faced off against 10,000 British soldiers in a battle in 1776, who held off the British just long enough to allow the rest of the American army lead by George Washington to escape.
Maryland possesses a variety of topography within its borders, contributing to its nickname "America in Miniature". Its small size belies the great diversity of its landscapes and of the ways of life that they foster, from sandy dunes in the east, to low marshlands teeming with wildlife near the Chesapeake Bay, to gently rolling hills of oak forests in the Piedmont Region, and pine groves in the Maryland mountains to the west.
Maryland has two climates. It is continental in the highland west, with temperature records from −40 °F (−40 °C) to more than 100 °F (38 °C), and the east has a humid subtropical climate strongly influenced by Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, both of which moderate the weather but do not prevent ice formation almost every winter on the bay’s northern tributaries. Summer calms can produce high temperatures up to 107 °F (42 °C), with nearly 100 percent relative humidity.
Check below a list of all the cities in the state of Maryland, classified according to their number of inhabitants. You can click on the area you want to know more about, or look for it using the search bar: