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Ratification or Admission:  April 28, 1788 (7th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1867
State Abbreviation:  MD
State Capital:  Annapolis
Largest City - Population:  Baltimore
Origin of the Name:  Was named by Lord Baltimore in honor of Quuen Mary (Henrietta Maria), wife of England's King Charles I.
State Motto:  “Fatti maschii, parole femine” (Manly deeds, womanly words)
State Nickname:  Old Line State
State Song:  “Maryland! My Maryland” | Lyrics: James Ryder Randall | Music: to the tune of “Lauriger Horatius”
State Animal:  Chesapeake Bay Retriever
State Bird:  Baltimore Oriole
State Fish:  Rockfish
State Flower:  Black-Eyed Susan
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Patuxent River Stone
State Insect:  Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  White Oak
State Flag:  The Maryland flag contains the family crest of the Calvert and Crossland families. Maryland was founded as an English colony in 1634 by Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore.


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