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Maryland

"Free State; Old Line State"

Motto
Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)
Capitol
Annapolis
Name Origin
In honor of Henrietta Maria (queen of Charles I of England)
Statehood Date
April 28, 1788 (7th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Maryland along with the year they became official.

Bird Baltimore Oriole (1947)
Boat Skipjack (1985)
Crustacean Maryland Blue Crab (1989)
Dinosaur Astrodon Johnstoni (1998)
Dog Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1964)
Beverage Milk (1998)
Flower Black-Eyed Susan (1918)
Fish Rockfish (1965)
Folk Dance Square Dance (1994)
Fossil Shell Ecphora Gardnerae Gardnerae (Wilson) (1994)
Insect Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (1973)
Reptile Diamondback Terrapin (1994)
Song “Maryland! My Maryland!” (1939)
Sport Jousting (1962)
Team Sport Lacrosse (2004)
Tree White Oak (1941)
Demographics
Population Density
541.9 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
9,774 sq mi. (25,315 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
350 ft (106.68 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
109°F (43°C) on July 10, 1936
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–40°F (–40°C) on January 13, 1912

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