Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered by Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north and Delaware to the east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, consort of Charles I, known in England as Queen Mary.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 39° N — Longitude: 76.7° W
Area: 32,133 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-MD
Measures of Freedom
2014: Overall rank: 46, fiscal policy rank: 34, regulatory policy rank: 49, personal freedom rank: 26, economic freedom rank: 46
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 374
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