) is a state located 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.
This land was ceded to the United States Federal Government in 1790 to form the District of Columbia.
(The Commonwealth of Virginia gave land south of the Potomac, including the town of Alexandria, Virginia, however Virginia retroceded its portion in 1846).
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