The geographic center of Maryland is located in Prince Georges County.
Prince George’s County was named for Prince George of Denmark, brother of Christian V, king of Denmark and Norway. It was created by the English Council of Maryland in the Province of Maryland in April 1696 from portions of Charles and Calvert counties.
The entire state is about 250 miles long and 90 miles wide, covering 12,407 square miles. Believe it or not, Maryland is the 42nd largest of the 50 states.
|Borders||Maryland is bordered by Pennsylvania on the north and by Chesapeake Bay and a small piece of Virginia on the south. On the east, Maryland is bordered by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean. West Virginia and Virginia border Maryland on the west.|
|Total Area||Maryland covers 12,407 square miles, making it the 42nd largest of the 50 states.|
|Land Area||9,775 square miles of Maryland are land areas.|
|Water Area||2,633 square miles of Maryland are covered by water.|
|Highest Point||The highest point in Maryland is Hoye-Crest on Backbone Mountain at 3,360 feet above sea level.|
|Lowest Point||The lowest point in Maryland is sea level at the Atlantic Ocean.|
|Mean Elevation||The Mean Elevation of the state of Maryland is 350 feet above sea level.|
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