Maryland (MD)

Maryland is the small state located on the East Coast of the United States. It's also called "The Free state" and "The Little America". Annapolis is the capital of Maryland and Baltimore is the largest city. Among other large cities are Aberdeen, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville. The Chesapeake Bay, which extends from south to north, is a beautiful natural sight of the state and the small town Ocean City with its fabulous sandy beaches is the best place to go on holiday. Fans of active leisure, pedestrian walks and cycling will be happy to visit the Catoctin Mountain Park. It's worth to visit The Baltimore Museum of Art, which houses a rich collection of works by Picasso and Matisse, and The Walters Art Museum, where you will be able to contemplate collections of the Persian carpets, the Egyptian mummies and the early Christian art. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum and Edgar Allan Poe's grave are also located in this city. In addition, the folk festivals with songs, dances and traditional food & drinks tasting take place here every summer. The blue crab recipes are the gastronomic attractions of the state. The fort Mc Henry, the desperate defense of which inspired the advocate Francis Scott Key to write a poem that became the lyrics of the national anthem of the United States, also attracts attention.

Capital: Annapolis

Population: 5,85 million

Maryland State Slogan: Fatti maschii, parole femine

Nickname: The Free state, The Little America

Website: www.maryland.gov