Flag of Maryland (GIF)


Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Its capital is Annapolis, and its largest city is Baltimore; its population is about 6,052,000, and its area is 12,406 mi². The official flag of Maryland consists of the heraldic banner of George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. The black and yellow design in the first and fourth quarters is the coat of arms of the Calvert line. The red and white design in the second and third quarters is the coat of arms of the Crossland line. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on March 9, 1904.

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