The capital of Maryland is Annapolis. The state's eastern and western shores in part form the Chesapeake Bay. The several estuaries and rivers create one of the longest waterfronts of any state in the country. Maryland's bay produces more seafood than any other body of water its size. Seafood production includes oysters, crabs, clams and fin fish. Its agricultural production includes greenhouse and nursery products, chickens, dairy products, eggs, and soybeans. Maryland is known as a center for life sciences research and development. Over 350 biotechnology companies are located in the state, making it the third largest center of life sciences research in the United States.
Area: 52,419 sq mi (ranks 30th)
Largest cities: Baltimore