Maryland is a small state on the territory of the eastern United States, one of the so-called Mid-Atlantic and one of 13 states have committed the American Revolution. The population is 5,296,000 people. The capital is Annapolis (Maryland), the largest city is Baltimore. Official nickname are: . «State of the old border» (Old Line State) . «The state-cockade» (Cockade State) . «Free State» (Free State). Area Maryland - 32.16 thousand km ² (42 th among the states), of which about 21% is water. State lies on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Its territory is divided into East Coast (on the Delmarva Peninsula) and the West Bank. In the north, is bordered by Maryland, Pennsylvania along the Mason-Dixon, in the north-east - the Delaware, in the south and west - with Virginia and West Virginia (the border runs along the Potomac, as well as the metropolitan DC area. In the east, the territory is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.