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Landover Metro Stop - Orange Line - 3000 Pennsy Dr., Hyattsville, MD 20785

  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Landover 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, Columbia Park, Willow Hills(Hill Rd), 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. The Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Complex is in Landover.  For the 2000 census, Landover was delineated by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Greater Landover census-designated place.
I-495/95, the Capital Beltway, crosses U.S. Route 50 in Landover. The Beltway also has junctions with Maryland Route 202 (Landover Road) and Brightseat Road, which leads directly to FedEx Field, the site of Washington Redskins football games.

Landover is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Landover also had career based colleges such as Fortis College that offers programs as a bio-technician, medical assisting and medical coding and billing.

Giant Food has its headquarters in a location in unincorporated Prince George's County near Landover.

FedEx Field is a football stadium for the Washington Redskins in the neighboring CDP of Summerfield.

The Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex is located on approximately 80 acres (320,000 m2) adjacent to FedEx Field.

Landover was the home of Landover Mall, owned and operated by Lerner Enterprises. Built in 1972, it was the first enclosed mall in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to house four high-end retail anchor stores: Garfinkel's, Hecht's (owned by the May company), Woodward and Lothrop (popularly known as Woodies), and Sears. The mall also housed a multiplex movie theater located in the basement of the northeast corridor of the building. Located at the Capital Beltway and Landover Road, the mall neighbored the towns of Palmer Park, Ardmore, Glenarden, and Largo. Palmer Park was the hometown of legendary Olympic boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

In the late 1980s, crime began to rise in the surrounding areas and frightened shoppers eventually helped fuel the mall's rapid decline. The movie theater was the first to close, followed by three of the mall's anchor stores in the 1990s. Garfinkel's closed in 1990, Woodies closed in 1995 and was replaced with a short-lived J. C. Penney store that lasted from 1996 to 2001, and Hecht's closed in 2002 with the opening of the Bowie Town Center located in Bowie. The entire mall officially closed in 2003 and was subsequently demolished in 2006. Sears remains as the only free standing store.

With the arrival of FedEx Field, the home stadium for the Washington Redskins in 1997, the mall's parking lot is used for overflow parking. In 2007, according to the Washington Post, Prince George's County officials were in the midst of developing plans to transform the area where Landover Mall once stood. County officials propose to build luxury townhouses, trendy stores, and office buildings. The goal of the project is to transform the area into a residential and cultural hub that replicates the Bowie Town Center and The Boulevard at the Capital Centre located in Largo. Woodmore Towne Centre, featuring Costco and Wegmans, opened in 2010 in nearby Glenarden.

The documentary short cult classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986) was filmed in Landover in the parking lot of the now-demolished Capital Centre prior to a Judas Priest and Dokken concert.

Landover was mentioned in an NCIS series episode.

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