its small size, Maryland exhibits considerable climatic
diversity. Temperatures vary from an annual average of
9°C in the extreme western uplands to 15°C in the
southeast, where the climate is moderated by the
Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The daily mean
temperature for Baltimore is 13°C, ranging from 1°C in
January to 25°C in July.
4, 322,329 residents, or 87.% of the population five
years old or older (down from 91.1% in 1990), spoke only
English at home.
The United States dollar,
denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency
used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar," the currency is divided into 100
cents (symbol ¢)
In 2000, Maryland's population was
5,296,486, according to the federal census conducted
every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau. Maryland ranks
19th in population. With 529.1 persons per square land
mile in 1999, it ranked 6th in population density among
states (including the District of Columbia).
Annapolis is the capital of the U.S.
state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne