Maryland is a state located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It covers an area of approximately 12,407 square miles (32,131 square kilometers) and has a population of around 6.1 million people.
Maryland is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Delaware to the east, Virginia to the south, and West Virginia to the west. The state’s landscape is diverse, with the Chesapeake Bay to the east, rolling hills in the north, and the Appalachian Mountains in the west.
Maryland has a humid subtropical climate in the southern part of the state and a humid continental climate in the northern part, with hot summers and cold winters. The state is known for its historic landmarks, including Fort McHenry and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, as well as its seafood, particularly Maryland blue crabs.
The state’s economy is driven by a range of industries, including manufacturing, biotechnology, and information technology. Maryland is a major producer of electronics, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace products, and is also home to several major corporations, including Marriott International and Lockheed Martin. Baltimore, the state’s largest city, is a major center for business and culture, while Annapolis, the state’s capital, is a major center for government and tourism.