Landover is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Landover is located very close to Washington, although it does not directly border Washington D.C. unlike its neighboring communities, Chapel Oaks and Fairmount Heights, which directly border Washington D.C. and go all the way up to/touch the Maryland/ D.C. line. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 23,078.
Landover is contained between Sheriff Road and Central Avenue to the south, Hill Road, Cabin Branch Drive, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Orange Line tracks to the west, John Hanson Highway (U.S. Highway 50) to the west, and Washington D.C.'s Capital Beltway (Interstate 495/95) to the north and east. Landover borders the communities of New Carrollton, Landover Hills, Glenarden, Lanham, Ardmore, Kentland, Cheverly, Chapel Oaks, Fairmount Heights, Carmody Hills, Pepper Mill Village, Walker Mill, and Largo.
Landover was named after the town of Llandovery, Wales.
The former CDPs of Landover, Dodge Park, Kentland, and Palmer Park, defined as such by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 1990 U.S. Census, were consolidated into the Greater Landover CDP as of the 2000 U.S. Census. This amalgamated area was renamed the Landover CDP as of the 2010 U.S. Census.
Landover is located at 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. Landover residents have the postal zipcode of 20785. Since Landover is an unincorporated community in Prince George's County, residents of Landover have Hyattsville postal addresses though they live in Landover and not Hyattsville. Landover does not have its own postal zipcode.