Later, the river forms the Inner Harbor as it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.
Most of the state's waterways are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with the exceptions of a tiny portion of extreme western Garrett County (drained by the Youghiogheny River as part of the watershed of the Mississippi River), the eastern half of Worcester County (which drains into Maryland's Atlantic coastal bays), and a small portion of the state's northeast corner (which drains into the Delaware River watershed).
Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and played a pivotal role in the founding of Washington, D. states in terms of area, as well as one of the most densely populated, with around six million residents.
C., which was established on land donated by the state. As of 2009, Maryland had the highest median household income of any state, owing in large part to its close proximity to the nation's capital and a highly diversified economy spanning manufacturing, services, and biotechnology.
Maryland's state flower, the black-eyed susan, grows in abundance in wild flower groups throughout the state.
The Chesapeake Bay nearly bisects the state and the counties east of the bay are known collectively as the Eastern Shore. The Patapsco River includes the famous Thomas Viaduct and is part of the Patapsco Valley State Park.is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis.Close to the small town of Hancock, in western Maryland, about two-thirds of the way across the state, there are 1.83 miles (2.95 km) between its borders.This geographical curiosity makes Maryland the narrowest state, bordered by the Mason–Dixon line to the north, and the northwards-arching Potomac River to the south.