Political map of Maryland State – Printable Collection

Maryland (US: /ˈmɛrɪlənd/ (listen) MERR-il-ənd) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It borders Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. With a total land area of 12,407 square miles (32,130 km), Maryland is the 8th-smallest state by land area. Its population of 6,177,224 ranks it the 18th-most populous state and the 5th-most densely populated. Baltimore is the largest city in the state, and the capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after Henrietta Maria, the French-born queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, who was known then in England as Mary.

Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Maryland was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans – mostly by Algonquian peoples and, to a lesser degree, Iroquoian and Siouan. As one of the original Thirteen Colonies of England, Maryland was founded by George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, a Catholic convert who sought to provide a religious haven for Catholics persecuted in England. In 1632, Charles I of England granted Lord Baltimore a colonial charter, naming the colony after his wife, Henrietta Maria. Unlike the Pilgrims and Puritans, who rejected Catholicism in their settlements, Lord Baltimore envisioned a colony where people of different religious sects would coexist under the principle of toleration. Accordingly, in 1649 the Maryland General Assembly passed an Act Concerning Religion, which enshrined this principle by penalizing anyone who “reproached” a fellow Marylander based on religious affiliation. Nevertheless, religious strife was common in the early years, and Catholics remained a minority, albeit in greater numbers than in any other English colony.

Maryland’s early settlements and population centers clustered around rivers and other waterways that empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Its economy was heavily plantation-based and centered mostly on the cultivation of tobacco. Demand for cheap labor from Maryland colonists led to the importation of numerous indentured servants and enslaved Africans. In 1760, Maryland’s current boundaries took form following the settlement of a long-running border dispute with Pennsylvania. Maryland was an active participant in the events leading up to the American Revolution, and by 1776, its delegates signed the Declaration of Independence. Many of its citizens subsequently played key political and military roles in the war. In 1790, the state ceded land for the establishment of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.

Although then a slave state, Maryland remained in the Union during the American Civil War, its strategic location giving it a significant role in the conflict. After the Civil War, Maryland took part in the Industrial Revolution, driven by its seaports, railroad networks, and mass immigration from Europe. Since the 1940s, the state’s population has grown rapidly, to approximately six million residents, and it is among the most densely populated U.S. states. As of 2015, Maryland had the highest median household income of any state, owing in large part to its proximity to Washington, D.C., and a highly diversified economy spanning manufacturing, retail services, public administration, real estate, higher education, information technology, defense contracting, health care, and biotechnology. Maryland is one of the most multicultural states in the country; it is one of the six states where non-Whites compose a majority of the population, with the fifth-highest percentage of African Americans, and high numbers of residents born in Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, and South and East Asia. The state’s central role in U.S. history is reflected by its hosting of some of the highest numbers of historic landmarks per capita.

Sixteen of Maryland’s twenty-three counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and its many tributaries, which combined total more than 4,000 miles of shoreline. Although one of the smallest states in the U.S., it features a variety of climates and topographical features that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature. In a similar vein, Maryland’s geography, culture, and history combine elements of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Southern regions of the country.

Maryland state overview:
Before statehood:Province of Maryland
Admitted to the Union:April 28, 1788 (7th)
Largest city:Baltimore
Largest metro and urban areas:
  • Washington–Baltimore (combined)
  • Baltimore (metro and urban)
Elevation:350 ft (110 m)
Total Area:12,407 sq mi (32,133 km)
Area Rank:42nd
Total Population:6,177,224
Population Rank:18th
Population Density:632/sq mi (244/km)
Population Density Rank:5th
Median Household Income:$87,063
Income Rank:1st
USPS abbreviation:MD
ISO 3166 code:US-MD

Online Interactive Map

Maryland state online map. Source: Basemap layers from Google Map, Open Street Map (OSM), Arcgisonline, Wmflabs. Boundary Data from Database of Global Administrative Areas.

Maryland location map. Where is Maryland state?

Maryland location map
Location map of Maryland

Maryland Road Map

Maryland Map – Roads & Cities

Maryland Map - Roads & Cities
Maryland Cities and Roads Map

Maryland Street Map

Maryland street map
Street Map of Maryland

Maryland State Map – Places and Landmarks

Maryland State Map
Maryland State Map – Places and Landmarks

Maryland Political Map

Printable - Large Scale Political Map of Maryland
High-resolution political map of Maryland. ©DiaOcThongThai.
Detailed large political map of Marylandshowing cities, towns, counties, roads, US highways and State routes.
Detailed large political map of Marylandshowing cities, towns, counties, roads, US highways and State routes. Source: ezilon.com
Maryland county map with county name
County map of Marylandwith county name.
Maryland County Map
Maryland County Map. Source: gisgeography.com

Maryland Lakes and Rivers Map

Maryland Lakes and Rivers Map
Maryland Lakes and Rivers Map. Source: gisgeography.com

Maryland Physical Map

Maryland Physical Map
Physical map of Maryland
Maryland Physical Map
Physical map of Maryland. Source: ezilon.com

Maryland Topographic Map

Topographic map of Maryland
Maryland Topo Map version 1.
Topographic map of Maryland
Maryland Topo Map version 2.

Maryland Satellite Map

Maryland Satellite Map
Satellite map of Maryland state.
Satellite map of Maryland
Maryland Satellite Map. Source: gisgeography.com

Others printable maps

Maryland Outline Map

Maryland outline map
Maryland outline map

Blank Maryland County Map

Maryland blank map
Maryland blank map

See also

Map of Maryland State and its subdivision: Map of other states:
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