Maryland State
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Maryland State collage of images.
Maryland State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Maryland as the 7th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Maryland.

State Name:
Maryland

Abbreviation:
MD

Capital:
Annapolis

Date of Statehood:
April 28, 1788

Population:
5,600,388 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Poultry, greenhouse/nursery, dairy products/wholesale milk, oil crops (primarily soybeans), feed crops (barley, corn, hay, oats), vegetables, meat animals, miscellaneous livestock & products, eggs, food grains (rye, wheat), other seed & field crops, forest products, tobacco, fruits/nuts, mushrooms.

Primary Industry:
Manufacturing in Maryland is led by the chemical industry which produces some $17 million (value-added) of goods, followed by the food and kindred industry ($2.6 million), and the publishing industry. State exports total approximately $5.8 billion worth of mostly transportation equipment and industrial machinery.

Nickname:
The Old Line State

Motto:
Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words.)

Flower:
Black-Eyed Susan (Legislation of 1918)
Picture of the Black-Eyed Susan , the official state flower of Maryland.

Tree:
White Oak (Legislation of 1941)

Bird:
Baltimore Oriole (Legislation of 1947)
Picture of the Baltimore+Oriole, the official state bird of Maryland.
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Fish:
Rockfish (Legislation of 1965)

Insect:
Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Legislation of 1973)

Gemstone:
Patuxent River Stone (Legislation of 2004)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Maryland.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Maryland.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Maryland.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Maryland state.
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