Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that's defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Fort McHenry, the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.
State Capital: Annapolis.
Maryland is one of the original 13 states and lies at the center of the Eastern Seaboard in the middle of the great population and commercial belt that stretches from Virginia to Maine. Although relatively small in size, Maryland state is home to diverse landscapes. Maryland's largest city is Baltimore.
Maryland was named honour of Hengrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I and Annapolis is the state capital of Maryland which lies on Chesapeake Bay.
Due to Maryland's geographical location, Maryland has played a pivotal role in US history between the north and the south. The famous Mason and Dixon Line divides Pennsylvania and Maryland in the north. This line was drawn in 1760s to settle territorial disputes between the Calvert and Penn families and has been regarded as the boundary between the North and the South.
The Potomac River divides Maryland from Virginia as a boundary during the American Civil War.
The Main Cities in Maryland
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of Maryland and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Baltimore - 620,961
2.Frederick - 65,239
3. Rockville - 61,209
4. Gaithersburg - 59,933
5. Bowie - 54,727
6. Hagerstown - 39,662
7. Annapolis - 38,394
8. College Park - 30,413
9. Salisbury - 30,343
10.Laurel - 25,115
Famous Landmarks in Maryland
Below are some of Maryland’s most visited landmarks:
-Baltimore's star-shaped Fort McHenry served as the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write the "Star Spangled Banner." The fort successfully protected Baltimore Harbor during the attack of the British Navy in 1814 in Chesapeake Bay.
Tallest Buildings in Maryland
Below are the tallest buildings in Maryland:
-The Transamerica Tower in Baltimore was finished in 1973. It rises 40 stories and 529 feet into the sky, making it the tallest building in Maryland.
1. Transamerica Tower (40 stories; 529 feet)
2. Bank of America Building (10 Light Street) (37 stories; 509 feet)
3. William Donald Schaefer Building (37 stories; 493 feet)
4. Commerce Place (31 stories; 454 feet)
5. 100 East Pratt Street (28 stories; 418 feet)
6. Baltimore World Trade Centre (32 stories; 415 feet)
7. Tremont Plaza Hotel (37 stories; 395 feet)
8. Charles Towers South Apartments (30 stories; 385 feet)
9. Legg Mason Tower (24 stories; 360.5 feet)
10. Four Seasons Hotel and Residences (30 stories; 360.5 feet)
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
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