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Federated state of the Eastern USA, 27,092 km², 5,615,727 residents (2006
estimate), 207 residents/km²,
capital: Annapolis. Borders: Pennsylvania (N), Atlantic
Ocean and Delaware (E), Virginia (S), West Virginia (W).
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On the border with Virginia, on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, lies
the District of Columbia, with the federal capital of the
USA, Washington. The Chesapeake Bay divides the territory of the State in two
parts: the eastern Maryland, formed by the west and central areas of the
peninsula Delmarva, and the western Maryland, consists of a strip of mountainous
terrain culminating to 1024 m in the upstream Backbone. There are numerous
rivers; the main ones are Potomac, Patuxent and Susquehanna, tributaries of the
Chesapeake bay. Main economic resources are agriculture (corn, soy, tobacco,
vegetables, fruit, sugar beets), cattle breeding (cattle and pigs), fishing and
subsoil exploitation (building materials, coal and natural gas). The development
of industries has been favored by the presence of fossil carbon and the ease of
river and railway communications, which bring Maryland into contact with the
centers of the Atlantic region. The most important manufacturing sectors are the
textile and clothing sectors. The urban population far exceeds the rural
one. The capital is Annapolis, but the true core of the state is represented by
the city of Baltimore. The latter, in addition to being an industrial center of
primary importance, derives economic vitality above all from the port, which is
one of the largest in the United States, with important shipyards. Other cities
in the state are Bethesda, Dundalk, Silver Spring, Towson and Wheaton. Tourism.
Assigned by Charles I to George Calvert in 1632, the colony began to develop
in 1634 with the arrival of the first colonists attracted by the religious
freedom that was guaranteed there. He was separated from Delaware in 1682. He
joined the revolution on June 21, 1776 and ratified the Constitution in 1788.
Economically linked to the southern states, during the controversy over slavery
he assumed an ambiguous behavior that he maintained even during the civil war,
although not joining the secession.
Below you will see top cities in Maryland.
City (645,593 residents In 1998; 2,475,000 residents The metropolitan area in
1997) of Maryland (USA), located on the western shore of Chesapeake
Bay (Atlantic Ocean), 50 km NE of Washington, at the mouth of the river
Patapsco. Today Baltimore is the main city in the state and one of the most
important in the USA. Its proximity to the coal fields of Pennsylvania and
Virginia and its role as a road junction in an almost entirely urbanized
territory, ranging from Washington to Boston, were the main push for a rapid
demographic and industrial development of the city. The industrial apparatus is
very diversified: the iron and steel sectors (Sparrows Point), shipbuilding
(here Constellation was launched in 1797, the first US ship),
metallurgical (copper, tin), electromechanical, food, aeronautics,
petrochemical, textiles, clothing. Its port (traffic in the export of cereals,
cotton, tobacco, industrial products, in the import of oil, raw minerals,
especially iron, and fruit) is connected to the Delaware bay via the
Chesapeake-Delaware channel. Baltimore is also served by an international
airport. Important cultural center, it is home to the John Hopkins University
(1876) and the University of Maryland. In English,Baltimore.
Founded in the early eighteenth century (1729) by the noble
English Baltimore family, it developed rapidly as a port; after the revolution
it also gained importance as an industrial center and in 1797 it obtained the
status of city. After the Anglo-American War (1812), during which she was
besieged in vain, she contributed to the conquest of the West. In the second
half of the nineteenth century, after the crisis of the civil war was over,
industrial activities resumed with a hitherto uninterrupted momentum, despite
the devastation of the 1904 fire.
The city retains a typically American nineteenth-century appearance, with
numerous neoclassical, neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque buildings. Among the
churches, the German Evangelical Reformed Church (1784), a masterpiece of the
American neoclassical, by J. Small sr.; the Catholic cathedral (1805-18) of BH
Latrobe; the church of S. Alfonso, neo-Gothic (1842); the Lovely Lane Methodist
Church, heavily neo-Romanesque (1882-86). Among the university buildings, the
College of Medicine (1812) of the University of Maryland stands out, in
imitation of the Pantheon, by RC Long sr. and the McKim Free School (1822) in
imitation of the Theseion in Athens, by the architects Howard and Small. Of the
modern buildings, one should remember an office tower (1961) by Mies van der
Rohe. Baltimore is home to one of the first collections started in the United
States (late 18th century), the Peale Museum; the Baltimore Museum of Art
preserves archaeological finds, paintings and sculptures from the century. XV,
an oriental collection; remarkable is also the Walters Art Gallery which,
alongside Egyptian, Etruscan and Greco-Roman antiquities, collects an
interesting collection of European and American paintings and sculptures.
City (33,585 residents in 1998) capital of Maryland (USA) at the mouth of
the Severn River in Chesapeake Bay. Despite having lost much of its economic
importance in favor of Baltimore (located 35 km N), it nevertheless has a
prominent place in the state as an administrative center and as the seat of the
United States Naval Academy (since 1845) and a university college. Food
industries (fish and fruit conservation), shipbuilding and electronics. Port.