History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Maryland
Maryland is on the Atlantic coast right in the middle of the Corridor between Boston and Atlanta. Maryland is adjacent to the nation's capital., Washington, D.C.
Compared to the other states, Maryland is 42nd in overall area and ranks 19th in population. The per capita income ranks the fourth largest among the 50 U.S. states.
About 90 percent of the 5.5 million state residents reside in the Maryland part of the Combined Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia Statistical Region. The entire
metro area is the fourth biggest retail market. in the nation
Maryland's diversified economy is based upon high tech, biosciences and government services, along with international trade and revitalized manufacturing. Transportation
facilities include the Baltimore/Washington International Airport. and the Port of Baltimore. Technical and professional make up 24 percent for the overall work force
in the state which is the highest concentration in the nation. Maryland is also in a statistical dead heat with Massachusetts for being the number one state for
attainment in education . 37.1 percent of Maryland's residents over the age of 25 have attained a bachelor's degree at least or more
Maryland has several historic and prestigious private colleges and universities, the most prominent of which is Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876 with a scholarship
from Baltimore entrepreneur Johns Hopkins.
The state's first public university is the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which was founded in 1807 and contains the University of Maryland's only public academic health,
human services, and one of two law centers (the other being the Baltimore School of Law). Seven specialist and graduate schools educate the majority of doctors, nurses,
dentists, lawyers, social workers and pharmacists in the country
With two major metropolitan areas, Maryland has a number of major and minor professional sports franchises. Two National Football League teams play in Maryland, the
Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore and the Washington Redskins in Landover. The Baltimore Colts represented the NFL in Baltimore from 1953 to 1983 before moving to
The Baltimore Orioles are the state's Major League Baseball franchise. The National Hockey League's Washington Capitals and the National Basketball Association's
Washington Wizards formerly played in Maryland, until the construction of an arena in Downtown D.C. in 1997 (now known as Capital One Arena).
There are 38 airports in Maryland for the public to use. There are many regional airports in Maryland. There are also several historic airports in Maryland. The airports in Maryland provide good service to the customers.
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is the only international airport in the state of Maryland. It is a high-tech airport that offers its passengers one of the best services. The airport has been renovated several times to cope with increasing traffic. The airport receives nearly 20 million passengers every year. The airport has many retail shops and restaurants.
There are nearly 30 airlines flying from this airport. Some of them are Air Jamaica, Air Tran, American, West America, Continental, Delta, Air Canada, British Airways, US Airways, Midwest Airlines, USA 3000, Frontier Airlines, United, American West, Mexicana, Icelandair, Southwest and North America Airlines ,