Maryland (English: Maryland [mɛrələnd]) is a small state in the eastern United States, one of the so-called Mid-Atlantic states and one of the 13 states that started the American Revolution. Population — 5,296,000 people (19th place among the states; 2000 data). The capital is Annapolis, the largest city is Baltimore.

Official Nicknames:

  • Old Line State
  • Cockade State
  • “Free State” (Free State).

Famous people

  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Linda Hamilton

Annapolis, Maryland

Place in the United States
Location of Annapolis in Maryland
Location of Maryland in the US
County Anne Arundel County
Type of place City
State Maryland
Coordinates 38° 58′ N, 76° 30′ W
Surface 21.01 km²
– country 18.67 km²
– water 2.34 km²
(1950 inhabitant/km²)
Height 20 m
Mayor Gavin Buckley (D)
ZIP code(s) 21401, 21402, 21403, 21404, 21405, 21409, 21411, 21412
FIPS code 01600
Maryland State House

According to COUNTRYAAH, Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, a state on the east coast of the United States of America, and the county seat of Anne Arundel County. The city has a population of 36,408 (2006) and is part of a larger metropolitan area that includes the cities of Baltimore and Washington DC

The city was founded under the name Providence in 1649 by Puritans from Virginia. The name was changed to Annapolis in 1694, after Anne of Great Britain. From November 26, 1783 to June 3, 1784, Annapolis was the seat of the United States Congress and on January 14, 1784, the Peace of Paris was ratified, making the city the first capital of the United States in peacetime.

The United States Naval Academy is located in Annapolis.


At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was fixed at 35,838. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 36,408, an increase of 570 (1.6%).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​19.7 km², of which 17.4 km² is land and 2.3 km² is water. Annapolis is about 20 m above sea level.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 5 miles of Annapolis.


London Town (6 km)

Highland Beach (5 km)

Hillsmere Shores (4 km)

Naval Academy (1 km)

Parole (5 km)

Riva (7 km)

Selby-on-the-Bay (7 km)


  • James M. Cain (1892-1977), novelist, screenwriter and journalist
  • Bernard Addison (1905-1990), jazz banjoist and guitarist
  • Travis Pastrana (1983), dirt bike (stunt) driver

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore skyline with the Inner Harbor.

Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland in the United States. The city has 576,000 inhabitants and an agglomeration of 2,838,000 inhabitants (2021). The suburban area borders that of Washington.


Baltimore is located on Patapsco Bay, a tributary of the larger Chesapeake Bay. The city is therefore located on the sea, but the Atlantic Ocean is still about 150 kilometers away. The city is located in the northeast of the state of Maryland, and is an important port city. The suburban area is mainly south of the city, and flows unnoticed into the suburban area of the American capital Washington. Baltimore is located about 55 kilometers northeast of Washington and 145 kilometers southwest of Philadelphia. The city is an important regional center, but also has many work locations in the suburbs, including some large government agencies such as the National Security Agency.

The city, like many cities in the northeastern United States, has lost significant population, from 950,000 in 1950 to 621,000 in 2010. At the time, it was the second city in the US to reach 100,000 residents in 1840, after New York. Crime is a major problem in Baltimore and is 6 times higher than New York and 3 times higher than Los Angeles.

Road network

Baltimore’s highway network.

Baltimore has a fairly extensive highway network, which is very outdated. The city has a beltway, I-695, and I-70 and I-97 terminate in the city, while I-83 begins here, and I-95 runs through the city. In addition, there are several additional Interstates such as I-195 to the airport, I-395 to downtown, I-695 as a bypass, I-795 as a northwest approach road, and I-895 as a bypass for downtown. Some State Routes south of Baltimore have also been used as highways. Most highways have no more than 2×3 or 2×4 lanes. A number of routes are (partial) toll roads, such as I-95, I-695 and I-895.


Baltimore has one of the oldest beltways in the United States. Already in 1955 the first part of what would later become I-695 opened and in 1962 the ring road was largely complete. In 1957, Baltimore’s first bypass, which is now I-895, opened, including the Harbor Tunnel. Interestingly enough, the bypass was completed before I-95 itself, whose Fort McHenry Tunnel didn’t open until 1985. Earlier, in 1977, the Francis Scott Key Bridge opened to traffic, completing I-695.

The first freeway to open within Baltimore city limits was the Jones Falls Freeway in 1961, part of I-83. Baltimore is a city where many planned highways ended up not being built. For example, the I-70, which should have continued from I-695 in Woodlawn to I-95 in the west of the city, has been deleted. I-83, which should have run east from downtown to I-95, has also been deleted. To compensate, I-395 was opened in 1983 as a plug-in from I-95 to downtown.


Baltimore belongs in the list of notorious congestion cities, along with Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. The highway network is very outdated and not fully developed around the central city due to the Freeway Revolts in the 60s and 70s. This puts a lot of pressure on the I-695 ring road and the through I-95. Baltimore’s secondary road network is also very busy.

Annapolis, Maryland