About Maine

Maine is located in New England and although not the oldest place in the United States it has definitely contributed its share of history. Maine is both the most northern and eastern state in the New England area, touched on the sides by New Hampshire and Canada. It is well known for many things, especially exported goods, including lobster, wild blueberries and LL Bean. All four seasons are experienced, as well as hurricane season.

 

Fast Facts

  • Population of Maine in 2010: 1,328,361
  • Counties: 16
  • Land Area: 30,843 square miles
  • Length of Coastline: 3,500 miles
  • Lakes and Ponds: 6,000
  • Forest: 17 million acres
  • Persons per Square Mile: 43.1
  • Largest City: Portland
  • State Capital: Augusta
  • Statehood: Became the 23rd State on March 15, 1820

 

State Symbols, Motto, Seal, & Song

  • State Animal: Moose
  • State Berry: Wild Blueberry
  • State Bird: Chickadee
  • State Cat: Maine Coon Cat
  • State Fish: Landlocked Salmon
  • State Flower: White Pine Cone
  • State Fossil: Pertica Quadrifaria
  • State Gemstone: Tourmaline
  • State Herb: Wintergreen
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Motto: Dirigo (I Lead)
  • State Nickname: The Pine Tree State
  • State Soil: Chesuncook Soil Series
  • State Song: “State of Maine Song” by Roger Vinton Snow
  • State Tree: White Pine
  • State Vessel: The artic exploration schooner “Bowdoin”

taken from maine.gov

link to wikipedia article

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