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About Maryland

A long, rich history, magnificent scenery, exceptional cultural, recreational & educational opportunities, world renowned seafood, beloved sports teams, proximity to our nation's capital and proud, informed citizens combine to make Maryland a truly remarkable place to live as you pursue your career ambitions.

Today, over 5 million people reside in Maryland, with Baltimore as its largest city. Maryland also houses much of the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. These two world-class cities provide a wealth of attractions, including renowned museums, theater, music venues, restaurants, nightlife & more, with Baltimore's Inner Harbor a particularly beautiful & vibrant commercial district. Annapolis is Maryland's capital and home to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Baseball's Baltimore Orioles play at the acclaimed Camden Yards, while football fans can cheer on the Baltimore Ravens and/or Washington Redskins. Professional basketball & hockey teams exist in D.C., while Maryland is home to several Thoroughbred race tracks, including Pimlico, site of the Preakness Stakes.

Chesapeake Bay divides the state into two sections and is a major source of world-famous Maryland crabs & other wonderful seafood. And from mountains to seaside resorts, Maryland has something to offer all outdoor enthusiasts.

With all this, and of course, numerous outstanding health care facilities, institutions & organizations, Maryland is a spectacular setting from which to fulfill all your personal and professional aspirations.

For more information about Maryland, 
The Maryland Office of Tourism