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|Population (1994): 5,006,000
(18th in size)
State size: 10,460 square miles (42nd in size)
State Capital: Annapolis (named after Queen Anne of England)
Major cities: Annapolis, Baltimore, Dundalk, Silver Spring, Towson and Wheaton
Admission to union: The 7th State
Date entered the union: April 28, 1788
Origin of state name: Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I of England.
Nicknames: The Old Line State
Bordering states: Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania, with the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
State bird: Baltimore Oriole
State flower: Black-eyed Susan
State tree: White Oak
Motto: Manly Deeds, Womanly Words
|Major industries include fishing and agriculture such dairy, poultry and vegetable farming. Other industries include manufacturing and food processing. Baltimore is one of the busiest ports in the U.S. and Annapolis is the location of the U.S. Naval Academy.|
|First explored by Captain John Smith in 1608, and colonized by the British in 1634.|
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