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Salisbury is located on the East Coast of Maryland, on the Delmarva Peninsula. It has a metropolitan population of 79, 000 and lies 30 miles (48 km) west of Ocean City and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also conveniently located within 115 miles (185 km) from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and 125 miles (200 km) from Philadelphia and Norfolk.

visual location of Salisbury, Maryland on US map

Distances to Closest Cities

City Kilometers Miles Time
Annapolis, Maryland 143 89 2 hours
Baltimore, Maryland 188 117 2.3 hours
Washington, D.C. 188 117 2.3 hours
Norfolk, Virginia 212 132 2.5 hours
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 224 139 2.5 hours
Richmond, Virginia 348 216 4 hours
New York City, New York 362 225 4 hours


Because Salisbury is situated between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the climate here is rather mild, and the weather often humid. In the summer the high temperatures range from 85 F (29 C) to 95F (35C) and in the winter the lows range from 20F (-12C) to 30F (-6.5C), with 40F (4.5 C) being the average winter temperature. Although Salisbury rarely experiences extreme weather conditions (i.e. hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards), heavy thunderstorms occur from April through September. This mild climate provides for small amount of snow during our short winter, beautiful springs, tropical summers and warm autumns.

Temperature Conversions

Celsius -18 -10 0 10 20 30 40
Fahrenheit 0 14 32 50 68 85 105
C = 5 / 9 (F-32)
F = 9 / 5 C +32

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