Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Maryland was admitted to the union on April 28, 1788 as 7th U.S. states. The state was an active participant in the events leading up to the American Revolution. Its delegates signed the Declaration of Independence by 1776. Maryland became the last among thirteen colonies to approve the ratification of the articles of Confederation and perpetual union. 

Geographically, the state is in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United states adjoining Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north and Delaware and Atlantic Ocean to its east.

Whereas, the capital of Maryland is Annapolis but Baltimore is the most populous city in the state as well as the 30th most populous city in the United States. Some of the largest cities in Maryland are Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown and silver spring. 

In 2007, Forbes rated Maryland as the fifth “Greenest state in the country behind three of the Pacific states and Vermont. The weather in Maryland varies between areas to areas but the weather is not severe. While the eastern and southern Maryland remain cool, western counties experience colder weather and more snow.

Maryland has several historic and renowned private colleges and universities. The most distinguished of which is Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876 with a grant from Baltimore entrepreneur Johns Hopkins. 

Some of the top sights in Maryland are National Aquarium, Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, Six flags America, Great fall and Antietam National Battlefield.

Key Facts:

  • In 2019, the real GDP of Maryland was about $374.39 billion. 
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Maryland was at 6.8 percent. 
  • In 2019, the Per Capita real GDP of Maryland stood at 61,926.
  • In 2019, the total number of nonfarm employees in Maryland stood at about 2.77 million people.