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
Capital of Maryland State: Annapolis
Date of Statehood: April 28, 1788
Maryland State 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.
Maryland State Nickname: The Old Line State
Maryland State Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words.)
Maryland State Flower:
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)(Legislation of 1918)
Maryland State Tree: White Oak (Legislation of 1941)
Maryland State Bird:
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)(Legislation of 1947)
Maryland State Fish: Rockfish (Legislation of 1965)
Maryland State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Legislation of 1973)
Maryland State Gemstone: Patuxent River Stone (Legislation of 2004)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Maryland State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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