The Maryland Flag

Maryland Flag
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The Maryland flag is one of the best designed and most complex flags in the Union. It is based on British heraldry, and it is the only banner of any of the 50 states to use this style. It is based on the flag of the family of the first Baron of Maryland, George Calvert.

The Maryland flag was adopted in 1904. The red and white banners are those of the Crossland family. These banners feature a cross of bottony.

Because it is so unique an popular, many towns within the state, as well as many sports teams, have used the Maryland flag in their own flags and designs.

Here are some quick facts about the state of Maryland.

Population: 5,600,456
Year of Admission into the Union: 1788
Nickname(s): Free State, Old Line State
Motto(s): Manly deeds, womanly words
Capital City: Annapolis
Largest City: Baltimore

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