23 January 2020 Written by North America 499
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One of the smallest states in the United States

Although the Maryland outlet of the Atlantic Ocean is only 50 kilometers away, Chesapeake Bay, which runs deep into the land, is full of fish.



The US capital could become an isolated island surrounded by malicious neighbors. But at the beginning of the Civil War, the Maryland authorities made a surprising decision - although slavery was tolerated here, the state did not join the Confederacy, as Virginia did, but remained loyal to the Union. 

However, many Maryland residents are more sympathetic to the South. By contrast, Baltimore politicians strongly support the federal government. They remained loyal to the Union until the 1920s, when their loyalty was put to the test. Washington decided to ban Americans from alcohol and put in a dry regime. Maryland's population, however, is not ascetic and is not prone to abstinence. They oppose federal laws so much that heavy drinkers give the state the nickname "Free State"

Maryland is one of the thirteen founding states of the United States, but its history begins with the founding of the fourth permanent British colony on the North American continent.

The first colonizers were Catholics, but since the mid-17th century, more Protestants began arriving in the Chesapeake Bay area, which soon became the majority of the population. In 1655, under British influence, laws were passed restricting the rights of Catholics. As a result, a civil war broke out, culminating in the unsuccessful attack on the Protestant fortress - Providence.

In 1774, an English vessel carrying this product was set ablaze in response to the British import fee for tea. In 1781, the state already had its own constitution and enjoyed relative prosperity because of its proximity to Washington.


  • US state since 1788
  • Seventh of the thirteen US founders
  • Capital - Annapolis
  • Major cities - Columbia, Silver Spring, Dundalk, Wheaton Glenmont, Gaithersburg
  • Language: English
  • Currency - USD
  • Religion - Christianity, Baptism, Methodism, Protestantism, Judaism
  • The longest rivers - the Potomac, Monokeys, Patapsko, Saskuyana.
  • Average altitude - 105 m.
  • Length of the coastline - 5134 m
  • Highest peak - Backbone 1024 m.
  • Area - 32 160 km2


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