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Many symbols of Maryland can be found in our Maryland coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Maryland Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Maryland OutlineState Name: Maryland
State Nickname: The Old Line State
also known as The Free State
State Capital: Annapolis
State Governor: Larry Hogan
State Abbreviation: Md.
2 letter Postal Code: MD
Area: 10,577 square miles
Date Entered the Union: April 28, 1788
State #: 7
Borders: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, W. Virginia, Chesapeake Bay
Maryland flagFlag Meaning: Bears the Coat of Arms of Lord Baltimore. The alternating yellow and black are from Lord Calvert's family shield. The arms of the Calvert and Crossland (Mynne) families are displayed in diagonally opposing quadrants of the flag. The flag was adopted in 1904.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 8
State Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)
State Flower: Black-eyed Susan
State Bird: Baltimore oriole
State Song: "Maryland! My Maryland!"
State Tree: white oak
State Mammal: Calico Cat; Chesapeake Bay Retriever
State Reptile: Diamondback terrapin
State Fish: rockfish
State Butterfly: Baltimore Checkerspot
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bowie, Hagerstown, Annapolis, Salisbury, College Park, Greenbelt
Famous Residents:
- John Wilkes Booth, actor and Lincoln assassin
- Frederick Douglass, abolitionist
- Billie Holiday, singer
- Francis Scott Key, lawyer and poet
- Babe Ruth, baseball player
-Harriet Tubman, abolitionist
- Frank Zappa, singer
Attractions: Fort Frederick, Antietam Battlefield, Barbara Frietchie Home, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Flag House, Hammond Harwood House, St. Marys State House, Goddard Space Center, Washington Monument State Park
Agriculture: corn, dairy products, fruits, poultry, tobacco, vegetables
Industries: shipping, fishing
Natural Resources: fish, crabs, mackerel, oysters, shad, terrapin, clays, coal, imestone, sand and gravel

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