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State of Maryland


 Maryland was named in honor of Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I. Cecilius (Cecil) Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, was granted a charter for the land in 1632 and in gratitude named it after the King's wife. The state capital, Annapolis, lies on the Chesapeake Bay and is roughly equidistant from Baltimore, Washington D.C. and the Atlantic Ocean. Maryland offers a wide variety of activities and places of interest. The largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is the home to Fort McHenry which is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem. The National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center are also located there.

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