US State Abbreviations
What is the Abbreviation for Maryland?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Maryland (MD) known as the "Old Line State". Maryland has 23 counties, and the capital of the State is Annapolis.
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Maryland is determined by taking the 'First and Last Letter' of the State's name. The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of MD is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the MD Abbreviation for Maryland was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.
AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Maryland is:
The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.
Maryland - (MD) - Md.
Where is Maryland? (MD)
|The State of Maryland is located in the east US, on the Atlantic.|
Abbreviation of Maryland - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Maryland? The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.
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Maryland Abbreviation (MD)
|Initials & Acronym - MD|
|Initials determined by the 'First and Last Letter'|
|Facts about AP style|
|Maryland - (MD) - Md.|
|What state is MD? Abbr. of states|
|Interesting facts about the two digit code|
|Old states initials, letters and acronym|
|Two letter abbreviation of Maryland (MD)|