Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland
As of 2000, the population is 489,656. The estimated population for 2003 was 506,620. It was named for Anne Arundell, a member of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England and the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Its county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of the state. It is pronounced "Ann a-RUN-dul" (emphasis on the second syllable).
The population of the County tripled in the decades between 1940 and 1960 especially in the northern portion of the County as residential, commercial and industrial development grew at a record pace with approximately 70% of the population living north of the South River. Charter government was formed in 1964. In 1968 the first Comprehensive Zoning plan was adopted in an attempt to direct and limit the phenomenal growth the County was experiencing.
Anne Arundel County continues to attract business and new residents because of its central location between Baltimore and Washington, its superior transportation networks, and the natural beauty and recreational opportunities its 533 miles of shoreline offer.
Anne Arundel County is the home of Friendship International Airport now, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), dedicated in 1950 by President Harry S. Truman, and was considered the most advanced facility in the United States.
This county is a part of the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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