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Above: Among the top favorite retirement communities in Maryland is Ocean Pines, popular for its beautiful golf courses and close proximity to Ocean City. That's why Ocean Pines has more retirees than any other city in Maryland.
This page features facts and photos pertaining to the state of Maryland, from cities, to beaches, to retirement villages, and many other local destinations.
Use this page as an overview of Maryland, or to help you make a list of things to do when you visit.
Below: The Ocean City Boardwalk.
Fast Facts About Maryland
1. Maryland's official state flower is the Black-Eyed Susan.
2. Maryland's official state tree is the White Oak.
3. Maryland 's official state bird is the Baltimore Oriole.
4. Maryland's main industry is transportation, although agriculture also contributes significantly to the economy.
5. Maryland is divided into six geographical regions: Western, Capital, Central, Upper Eastern, Lower Eastern, and Southern.
6. The ten largest cities in Maryland (by population size) are Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf, Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, Frederick, Dundalk and Rockville, in that order.
7. The state of Maryland is home to 40 State Parks and one National Park.
8. Native American Indian Tribes form Maryland include the Accohannock and the Piscataway.
Above: An aerial view of Annapolis.
The state of Maryland is home to 13 Universities, including University of Maryland, which has five campuses. Maryland's other twelve Universities are:
Baltimore Hebrew University
Bowie State University
Coppin State University
Frostburg State University
Johns Hopkins University
Morgan State University
Mount Saint Mary's University
Saint Mary's Seminary & University
University of Baltimore
Below: The shopping village at Baltimore Harbor.
Above: A street Musician at Federal Hill in South Baltimore.
Above: A row home neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore.
Above: The Edenwald, a posh living option for the seniors of upscale Towson,
is one of the most popular Retirement Communities in Maryland.
Above: The train tracks of Ellicott City.
Above: The quaint little seaside village of Saint Michaels.
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