|City of Annapolis|
|Nickname: "America's Sailing Capital" , "Sailing Capital of the World", "Naptown"|
|Motto: Vixi Liber Et Moriar" - "I have lived, and I shall die, free"|
Location in Anne Arundel County,Maryland
|- Mayor||Ellen O. Moyer (D)|
|- City Council||Richard E. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Anne Arundel County (ˌænəˈrʌndəl with a stress on the run) is a County located in the U Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically This is a list of the twenty-four counties and County-equivalents in the U Anne Arundel County (ˌænəˈrʌndəl with a stress on the run) is a County located in the U A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns Ellen Oosterling Moyer (born February 12, 1936) a Democrat, is the first woman Mayor of Annapolis Maryland, having been elected The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. A city council is a form of Local government, usually covering a City or other Urban area, such as a Town. Israel (D)|
Fred M. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Paone (R)
Classie G. Hoyle (D)
Sheila M. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Finlayson (D)
David H. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Cordle (R)
Julie Stankivic (I)
Samuel Shropshire (D)
Ross H. In Politics, an independent is a Politician who is not Affiliated with any Political party. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Arnett III (D)
|- Total||7. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 6 sq mi (19. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²)|
|- Land||6. To help compare sizes of different geographic regions we list here Areas between 10 km² (1000 Hectares and 100 km² (10000 hectares 7 sq mi (17. 4 km²)|
|- Water||0. 9 sq mi (2. 3 km²)|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m)|
|- Density||5,326. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0/sq mi (2,056/km²)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0595031|
|Website: City of Annapolis|
Annapolis is a city in the United States of America with a population of 36,408 (July 2006 est. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American area codes 410 and 443 are State of Maryland Telephone Area codes which serve the communities of Baltimore Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status The United States of America —commonly referred to as the ). It is the capital of the State of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Anne Arundel County (ˌænəˈrʌndəl with a stress on the run) is a County located in the U Situated at the mouth of the Severn River which flows into the Chesapeake Bay, 26 miles (approx. The Severn River runs through Anne Arundel County in the US state of Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest Estuary in the United States. 42 km) south of Baltimore and about 35 miles (approx. 56 km) east of Washington D.C., it is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area is a consolidated Metropolitan area consisting of the overlapping labor market region of the cities of Washington The United States Naval Academy and St. John's College are in Annapolis. The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States St John's College is a Liberal arts college with two US campuses Annapolis Maryland and Santa Fe New Mexico. It was the site of the Annapolis peace conference in November 2007. For the revolutionary legislature of the Colony of Maryland see Annapolis Convention (1774-1776.
A settlement named Providence was founded on the north shore of the Severn River in 1649 by Puritan exiles from Virginia led by William Stone. The Severn River runs through Anne Arundel County in the US state of Maryland. A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of Worship and Doctrine, The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state William Stone (1603-1695 was an English pioneer and an early settler in Maryland. The settlers moved to a better-protected harbor on the south shore. The settlement on the south shore was initially named "Town at Proctor's," then "Town at the Severn," and later "Anne Arundel's Towne" (after the wife of Lord Baltimore who died soon afterwards). Anne Calvert Baroness Baltimore, née Arundell (1615&ndash1649 was an English noblewoman daughter of Thomas Arundell 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour Cecilius Calvert 2nd Baron Baltimore ( August 8, 1605 &ndash November 30, 1675) usually called Cecil was an English Coloniser The city became very wealthy through the slave trade. The history of slavery uncovers many different forms of human exploitation across many cultures throughout history
In 1694, soon after the overthrow of the Catholic government of the lord proprietor, Sir Francis Nicholson moved the capital of the royal colony there and named the town Annapolis after Princess Anne, soon to be the Queen of Great Britain; it was incorporated as a city in 1708. Francis Nicholson ( 12 November 1655 5 March 1727 or 1728 was a British military officer and was colonial governor or acting governor of The Province of Maryland was an English colony in North America that existed from 1632 until 1776 when it joined the other twelve of the Thirteen colonies Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714 became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702 succeeding William III of England and II of List of current queens regnant A queen regnant (plural "queens regnant" is qualifying reference to a female Monarch possessing and exercising all of the monarchal The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800
From the middle of the 18th century until the War of Independence Annapolis was noted for its wealthy and cultivated society. The Maryland Gazette, which became an important weekly journal, was founded there by Jonas Green  in 1745; in 1769 a theatre was opened; during this period also the commerce was considerable, but declined rapidly after Baltimore, with its deeper harbor, was made a port of entry in 1780. The Capital is a daily Newspaper published in Annapolis Maryland. Water trades such as oyster-packing, boatbuilding and sailmaking became the city's chief industries. Currently, Annapolis is home to a large number of recreational boats that have largely replaced the seafood industry in the city.
Annapolis became the temporary capital of the United States after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, and approved by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, formally Congress was in session in the state house here from November 26, 1783, to June 3, 1784, and it was here on December 23, 1783, that General Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis and is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use dating to 1772 Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Year 1783 ( MDCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1784 ( MDCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1783 ( MDCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or In 1786, a convention, to which delegates from all the states of the Union were invited, was called to meet in Annapolis to consider measures for the better regulation of commerce; but delegates came from only five states (New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware), and the convention, known afterward as the "Annapolis Convention", without proceeding to the business for which it had met, passed a resolution calling for another convention to meet at Philadelphia in the following year to amend the Articles of Confederation. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Delaware ( is a state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The Philadelphia convention drafted and approved the Constitution of the United States, which is still in force.
During this period, a Parole Camp was set up in Annapolis. As the war continued, the camp expanded to a larger location just outside of the city. The area is still referred to as Parole. Parole may have different meanings depending on the field and judiciary system Wounded Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners were brought by sea to a major hospital in Annapolis.
In 1900 Annapolis had a population of 8,585. 
To the north of the state house is a monument to Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice of the US Supreme Court and formerly a Maryland lawyer who won many important civil rights cases. Thurgood Marshall ( July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American Jurist and the first African American The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary.
Close by are the state treasury building, erected late in the 17th century for the House of Delegates; Saint Anne's Protestant Episcopal church, in later colonial days a state church, a statue of Roger B. Taney (by W. Roger Brooke Taney ( "tawny" March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the twelfth United States Attorney General H. Rinehart), and a statue of Baron Johann de Kalb. Johann von Robaii Baron de Kalb (born Johann Kalb ( June 19, 1721 &ndash August 19, 1780) was a German soldier and volunteer who
Annapolis has many 18th century houses. The names of several of the streets—King George's, Prince George's, Hanover, and Duke of Gloucester, etc. —date from colonial days. The United States Naval Academy was founded here in 1845. Annapolis is the seat of St. John's College, a non-sectarian private college that was once supported by the state; it was opened in 1789 as the successor of King William's School, which was founded by an act of the Maryland legislature in 1696 and was opened in 1701. St John's College is a Liberal arts college with two US campuses Annapolis Maryland and Santa Fe New Mexico. Its principal building, McDowell Hall, was originally to be the governor's mansion; although £4000 was appropriated to build it in 1742, it was not completed until after the War of Independence.
From September 18 to 19, 2003, Hurricane Isabel created the largest storm surge known in Annapolis's history, cresting at 7. Hurricane Isabel was the costliest and deadliest hurricane in the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. 58 feet (2. 31 m). Much of downtown Annapolis was flooded and many businesses and homes in outlying areas were damaged.  The previous record was 6. 35 feet (1. 94 m) during a hurricane in 1933, and 5. 5 feet (1. 68 m) during Hurricane Hazel in 1954. Hurricane Hazel was the worst Hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season and one of the worst hurricanes of the 20th century
Currently facing the many difficult challenges of American cities today, Annapolis is undergoing rapid low-density development along its edges, ever-increasing traffic congestion, as well as ecological destruction of the very bay that it depends upon. The 1998 Comprehensive Plan will soon be replaced with a new document, containing initiatives and directives of the city government on development and infrastructure. This process was mandated by Maryland state law in the Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Act of 1992. Annapolis Charter 300 and EnVISIONing Annapolis are co-sponsoring a public lecture series from September 2007 through June 2008 exploring these issues. EnVISIONing Annapolis is a privately funded lecture series and Visioning Charrette for Annapolis Maryland, that aims to generate dialogue on responsible
From mid-2007 through December 2008 the city will celebrate the 300th Anniversary of its 1708 Royal Charter, which established democratic self-governance. The many cultural events of this celebration will be organized by Annapolis Charter 300 and will include historical symposia at St. John's College and evening events such as the Queen Anne's Ball.
The Maryland State House is the oldest in continuous legislative use in the United States. The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis and is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use dating to 1772 Construction started in 1772, and the Maryland legislature first met there in 1779. It is topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation. The Maryland state house housed the workings of the government from November 26, 1783 to August 13, 1784, and the Treaty of Paris was ratified there on January 14, 1784, so Annapolis became the first peacetime capital of the US. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Year 1783 ( MDCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Year 1784 ( MDCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, and approved by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, formally Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. Year 1784 ( MDCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year
It was in the Maryland state house that George Washington famously resigned his commission before the Continental Congress on December 23, 1783. George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1783 ( MDCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or According to some, George Washington, who had argued vigorously for Annapolis to become the permanent home to the United States Capitol, had a strong attachment to the Maryland state house and instructed Pierre L'Enfant to model the dome of the Capitol building in Washington DC after it. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D However, as noted in the United States Capitol topic, that building was not designed by Pierre L'Enfant, and no mention of this claim is found in a comprehensive history. 
Annapolis has a thriving community theatre scene which includes two venues in the historic district. On East St. is Colonial Players, a company that produces approximately six shows a year on its small theatre-in-the-round stage. During the warmer months, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents three shows on its stage, which is visible from the City Dock. All shows put on by King Williams Players, the student theatre group at St. John's College, are free and open to the public. St John's College is a Liberal arts college with two US campuses Annapolis Maryland and Santa Fe New Mexico. Annapolis is also host to The Bay Theater Company, a non-profit professional drama group.
The Annapolis area was the home of a VLF-transmitter called NSS Annapolis, used by the United States Navy to communicate with its Atlantic submarine fleet. Very low frequency or VLF refers to radio frequencies (RF in the range of 3 KHz to 30 KHz. NSS Annapolis, officially known as Naval Communications Station Washington D
As announced by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Annapolis was chosen as the venue for a planned Middle East summit, with the participation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ("Abu Mazen") and various other leaders from the region. For the revolutionary legislature of the Colony of Maryland see Annapolis Convention (1774-1776. The United States Secretary of State (commonly abbreviated as SecState) is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with Foreign affairs Condoleezza Rice (born November 14 1954 is the 66th United States The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. Ehud Olmert (אהוד אולמרט ɛˈhud ˈolmeʁt born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel and the former leader Mahmoud Abbas (محمود عباس (born March 26, 1935) also known by the kunya Abu Mazen (ابو مازن was elected President Mahmoud Abbas (محمود عباس (born March 26, 1935) also known by the kunya Abu Mazen (ابو مازن was elected President The US is reported to be actively seeking the participation of Saudi Arabia, and to have assented without great enthusiasm for the participation of Syria. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA ( المملكة العربية السعودية, al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya) or Suudi Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية On the other hand, participation of the rival, Gaza-based Palestinian government headed by Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh was explicitly ruled out. Gaza (غزة, עַזָּה ʕazzā is the largest city in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian territories. Ḥamas (ar حركة حماس acronym ar حركة المقاومة Ismail Haniyeh ( Arabic: إسماعيل هنية sometimes transliterated as Ismail Haniya or Ismail Haniyah) (born January 1963 is a The conference was held on Monday, November 26, 2007. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Annapolis is located at , 28 miles (45 km) east of Washington DC, and is the closest state capital to the national capital, Washington, DC. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D(38. 972945, -76. 501157)
The city is a part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and is relatively flat, with the highest point being only 50 feet (15 m) above sea level.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 6 square miles (19. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²), of which, 6. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 7 square miles (17. 4 km²) of it is land and 0. 9 square miles (2. 3 km²) of it (11. 70%) is water.
Annapolis lies within the humid subtropical climate zone, with hot summers and cool winters. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters Low elevation and proximity to the Chesapeake Bay give the area more moderate temperatures, with warmer winter temperatures and cooler summer temperatures than locations further inland, such as Washington, DC. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest Estuary in the United States. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D
As of the census of 2000, there were 35,838 people, 15,303 households, and 8,676 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 5,326. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (2,056. 0/km²). There were 16,165 housing units at an average density of 2,402. 3/sq mi (927. 4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62. 66% White, 31. 44% Black or African American, 0. 17% Native American, 1. 81% Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 2. 22% from other races, and 1. 67% from two or more races. 8. 42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America The Hispanic population of Annapolis however has continued to grow in recent years and will encompass significantly more of Annapolis' population percentage by the next census reading.
There were 15,303 households out of which 24. 5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36. 6% were married couples living together, 16. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43. 3% were non-families. 32. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 30 and the average family size was 2. 93.
In the city the population was spread out with 21. 7% under the age of 18, 9. 3% from 18 to 24, 33. 4% from 25 to 44, 23. 7% from 45 to 64, and 11. 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90. 0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86. 8 males age 18 and over.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,243, and the median income for a family was $56,984. Males had a median income of $39,548 versus $30,741 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,180. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 9. 5% of families and 12. 7% of the population were living in poverty, of which 20. Poverty (also called penury) is deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life including food clothing shelter and safe Drinking water, and 8% were under age 18 and 10. 4% were age 65 or over.
Annapolis is served by the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system. Anne Arundel County Public Schools is the public School district serving Anne Arundel County Maryland.
Founded in 1898, Annapolis High has an internationally recognized IB International Program. The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish Nearby Broadneck High School (founded in 1983) and Annapolis both have Advanced Placement Programs. Broadneck High School is a school in the United States, located in Anne Arundel County Maryland on Green Holly Drive near the cities of Annapolis and The Advanced Placement Program is a program that offers college level courses at High schools across the United States and Canada. St. Mary's High School and Elementary School are located in downtown Annapolis on Spa Creek. Aleph Bet Jewish Day School, Annapolis Area Christian School, St. Annapolis Area Christian School is a private non-denominational Christian school in Annapolis Maryland. Martins Lutheran School Severn School, and Indian Creek School are also in the Annapolis area. Severn School was founded in 1914 by Rolland M Teel in Severna Park Maryland, as a preparatory school for the United States Naval Academy. Indian Creek School is a Coeducational private Day school located in Crownsville, Maryland, USA near Annapolis Maryland The Key School, located on a converted farm in the neighborhood of Hillsmere, has also served Annapolis for over 50 years. The Key School is an independent private Coeducational school located in the neighborhood of Hillsmere Shores in Annapolis, Maryland.
|Capital of the United States of America|
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