Bounded on the north by Pennsylvania, west by West Virginia, on its east by Delaware and Atlantic Ocean and to its south are Virginia and West Virginia, Maryland is known as a “miniature America” with its variety of surface features.
Chesapeake Bay, one of the largest, if not the largest, body of water in the whole of United States, is situated in Maryland, It is so famous that the nickname Bay State just got stuck along the way. Despite this large body of water located in Maryland however, the presence of natural lakes in this area is not noted. Many man made lakes were built to answer the needs for a reservoir in this State, Deep Creek Lake, for one, being the largest of these man made lakes in Maryland, was built to be a reservoir situated in Garett County in the western part of Maryland.
Known for her so many nicknames, Maryland is also called as the Free State and the Old Line State, the abbreviation for maryland, MD, got her name in honor of the Henrietta Maria, the Queen of Charles 1 of England. Its people are called the Marylanders.
The abbreviation for maryland is MD. MD has always been a major center for life sciences research and development, according to Wikipedia. Much of research works are are done in Maryland, with its hundreds of biotechnology companies located in this State. In fact, in the entire United States, Maryland is known to be the third largest research field.
From among these research institutions and government agencies which interest is of research and development, the most well known is the John Hopkins University and the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Moreover, the Federal Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, the National Institute of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health are also located in Maryland. Additionally, Maryland also shelters the Goddard Space Flight Center, the United States Census Bureau, the National Institute of Standards and Technology among other so many research faculties.
Its capital, Annapolis, is where the U.S. Naval Academy is located. The most populated however are Baltimore City, which is also the home of the famous John Hopkins University and Hospital, Montgomery and Frederick based on its area. These three cities are said to have the largest areas among the many Maryland counties.
Aside from its research facilities and famous universities, MD is also known for its seafood products that abound in the Bay areas. Computer and electronic products are also manufactured in Maryland.