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  • Rich Maryland, USA

     

    Maryland State is located in the Mid Atlantic area of the America, whose borders are linked with Virginia, West Virginia and the Columbia district to the south-west, in north its borders are with Pennsylvania, and Delaware State is in the east. In past Maryland was part of the colonies Chesapeake where tobacco plants are cultivated as a cash crop which is cultivated by slave labor. In size the Maryland is comparable to Belgium.

     

    Maryland is the hub of life sciences with over 350 biotechnology firms, making it the third-largest such cluster in the nation. There are several institutions and agencies located in the Maryland include the University of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Human Genome Sciences (HGS), the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MedImmune (Recently purchased by Astra Zeneca), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

     

     Maryland’s nickname is “America in Miniature". Maryland is bordered in the north by Pennsylvania, on the west it is bordered along West Virginia, on the eastern border by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, and in the south, West Virginia and Virginia. Hoye Crest is the highest point in Maryland on Backbone Mountain, in the southwest corner of Garrett County, near the border with West Virginia.

     

     The Maryland's population is concentrated in the cities and suburbs vicinities Washington, DC and Maryland's most populated city, Baltimore. Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, lying along the Severn River close to where it becomes empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Other populated centers which include suburban hubs Columbia in Howard County, Rockville and Gaithersburg in Montgomery County. The eastern, southern, and western parts of the Maryland tend to be rural.

     

    Maryland has wide range of climates. It depends on numerous variables, such as proximity to water, elevation, and protection from colder weather due to down slope winds. This part of country has climate humid subtropical,, with hot, humid summers and a short, mild to cool winter. Beyond this region lies the Piedmont which lies in the transition between the humid subtropical climate zone and the subtropical highland zone, with hot, humid summers and cool winters where average annual snowfall exceeds 20 inches and temperatures below 10°F are annual occurrences. Rainfall in the state is very much, as it is on most of the East Coast. Annual rainfall ranges from 1000 to 1150 mm in imaginary every part of the state, falling equally everywhere. Nearly every part of Maryland receives 3.5–4.5 inches (95–110 mm) per month of precipitation. Snowfall varies from 23 cm in the coastal areas to over 250 cm a winter in the western mountains of the state.

     

     The East Coast of Maryland's plant life is access and healthy. A good dose of annual precipitation helps to support many types of plants, including sea grass and various reeds at the smaller end of the spectrum to the gigantic Wye Oak, a huge example of White oak, the state tree, which can grow in excess of 70 feet (20 m) tall. The state docks a great number of deer, especially in the woody and mountainous western part of the state, and increasing overpopulation may become a problem every year. The Chesapeake Bay provides the state with its huge cash crop of blue crabs, rockfish and numerous seabirds Mammals can be found ranging from the mountains in the west to the central areas and include bears, mountain lions foxes, raccoons, and Otters.

     

    In 2006 the gross state product of Maryland was US$257 billion. Households of Maryland are the richest in the country, with a median household income of $68,080 which puts it ahead of New Jersey and Connecticut, which are second and third respectively. Two counties of Maryland, Howard and Montgomery, are the 3rd and 7th richest counties in the nation. Also, the state's poverty rate of 7.8% is the lowest in the country.

     

    It also has a very big food-production sector. The largest marine organisms by species are the blue crab, oysters, striped bass, and menhaden. The Bay contains unlimited millions of over wintering waterfowl in its many wildlife migrants.


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