The state, previously dominated by tobacco plantations, today has a diversified economy that rests on industry, port trade and services.

The main agricultural resources are poultry farming in drums, dairy farming (Appalaches), cereal crops, tobacco cultivation in the South, crops (potato) crops on the coastal plain. Forestry and fishing (crustaceans, oysters) are dynamic sectors. Coal (Appalaches) is the main mineral resource in the region.

Industries

The industries are varied: heavy industries, around Chesapeake Bay, dealing with the first imported materials (oil refinery, steel, metallurgy, chemistry), shipbuilding, high technology industries (electronics), agri-food industries. The tourist sector is developed.

The main sites are located in Appalaches (Lac Deep Creek, Monts Allegheny) and on the coast (seaside resort of Oceano City, Assateague Island National Seashore). Maryland is renamed to its numerous historic sites (Antietam Monocacy battlefields).

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Major Cities in Maryland

Annapolis

Annapolis, the capital of the state of Maryland at Chesapeake Bay in the United States. The city has about 37,000 residents. Annapolis has had a naval ball since 1845.

Baltimore

Baltimore, a city in the state of Maryland in the United States. It has about 636,000 residents, but in the Baltimore-Washington DC metropolitan area there are as many as 7.8 million people.

The large container port makes Baltimore an important port city on the Atlantic coast, with oil refineries, shipyards, steelworks, the aerospace industry and the textile industry. The city also has several beautiful parks and monumental buildings, such as City Hall and the Washington Monument.

The city is a Catholic archbishopric and has several universities, including Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore was founded in 1729.

St. Vincent Palotti High School – Laurel

St. Vincent Palotti High School is located in Laurel, Maryland. The beautiful Laurel has approximately 25,000 inhabitants and is located exactly between Washington DC in the south and Baltimore in the north. Both cities are less than 35 kilometers away and are definitely worth visiting.

We are happy to represent St. Vincent Palotti High School in Maryland in Germany, because the school offers a wide range of subjects in a beautiful city that is very pretty and manageable. If you are longing for something bigger, Washington DC with its impressive monuments is just a stone’s throw away. The famous US Highway 1, which runs from Canada to Florida, runs through Laurel. One can also discover impressive historic old buildings in Laurel that are typical of the American east coast.

St. Vincent Palotti High School was founded in 1911 and is an open-minded, Roman Catholic school that offers an excellent program for international students. The adolescents are classified and promoted according to their previous language skills, otherwise the students are integrated into the rest of the class together with their American classmates. St. Vincent Palotti High wants to help all of their students fully develop their spiritual, academic, social and athletic potential. That is why international students can take part in all extracurricular and internal school and sports offers and are prepared for college just like their American classmates.

Our students receive very special care because the school has a team of employees who are only responsible for the well-being of the international students. We regularly receive reports on the progress of the students, numerous extracurricular activities and excursions are offered. You want the youngsters to gain the greatest possible benefit from school, culture and the environment during their stay.

During the stay, the young people stay with friendly host families, the selection is made directly by the school, which means that the families are selected very carefully, because the well-being of their students is very important to the employees, the host families are the school all known. The youngsters should not lack anything far from home. Before the start of school there is a careful introduction on site and during the year numerous excursions and activities are offered for all international students.

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