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Landover, Maryland
Census-designated place
Motto: "Maryland With Pride"
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,078
 • Density 5,639/sq mi (2,177/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20785
Area code(s) 301
GNIS feature ID 597655

Landover is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 23,078.

History

Landover was named for the town of Llandovery, Wales.

Geography

Landover is located at 38°55′26″N 76°53′17″W / 38.924°N 76.888°W / 38.924; -76.888. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has an area of 4.07 square miles (10.55 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.13%, is water.

Though small, Landover houses many neighborhoods, which include Glenarden, Brightseat, Ardmore, Palmer Park, Kentland, Dodge Park,Cheverly, Columbia Park, Willow Hills (Hill Road), Belle Haven, Lansdowne, and Village Green. Metrorail's Orange Line passes through the community. Landover Hills is a separate, incorporated community a few miles away. Landover is the birthplace of the late Len Bias. From 1960 to 1972, Landover was the home of jazz guitarist and educator Steve Rochinski.

For the 2000 census, Landover was delineated by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Greater Landover census-designated place.

Arts and culture

Historic places

Beall's Pleasure and Ridgley Methodist Episcopal Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Annual events

A Harlem Renaissance Festival occurs at Kentland-Columbia Park Community Center in Landover every year in May.

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