Maine State of America

Maine, 23rd State
“Dirigo ”

Maine Flag

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  • Name (It is considered to be in honor of Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England): “Maine”; “Mainland”
  • Governor: Janet Mills (Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Augusta
  • Population:  1,345,790 (2020), (43th most populous)
  • Location: Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
    1. East; Atlantic Ocean,
    2. South;  Atlantic Ocean,
    3. West; New Hampshire,
    4. Northeast; Brunswick (Canadian province),
    5. Northwest; Quebec (Canadian province).
  • Area: 91,652 km2/35,387 mi2, 39th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: ME
  • Admitted to Union: March 15, 1820
  • official language: none

 

1.       State’s Symbols

 

  • State tree: White Pine
  • State Floral Emblem: White Pine Cone and Tassel
  • State Herb: Wintergreen
  • State food:
    1. State Berry: Wild Blueberry
    2. State Dessert: Blueberry Pie
    3. State Treat: Whoopie Pie
    4. State Sweetener: Pure Maine Maple Syrup
    5. State Soft Drink: Moxie
  • State Animal: Moose
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Fish & Heritage Fish: Landlocked Salmon
  • State Crustacean: Lobster
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Coat of Arms: Maine’s Coat of Arms

  • State Bird: Black-capped Chickadee
  • State Horse: none
  • State Dog: none
  • State Cat: Maine Coon Cat
  • State Butterfly: none
  • State Fossil: Pertica quadrifaria
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone: Tourmaline
  • State mineral: none
  • State Songs: State of Maine Song
  • State Poet Laureate: Wesley McNair
  • State Dance: none
  • State Poet Laureate: Wesley McNair
  • State Dance: none
  • State Seal: Seal of Maine

Maine's seal

  • State Quarter: Maine Quarter
  • State Tartan:Maine Quarter

Tartan

  • State Firearm: none
  • State sailing vessel: Bowdoin
  • State Theater: State Theatre – Portland, Maine
2.       Geography Facts
  • Land: 79,940 km(30,865mi2), 39th
  • Water: 11,715 km(4,523 mi2), 12th
  • Coastline: 367 km, (228 mi), 9th
  • Shoreline: 5,597 km, (3,478 mi), 4th
  • National Forests: 1
  • State Parks: 34,
  • Beaches: 18,
  • National Parks: 2
  • Water: 12.8%
  • Largest city (by area): Portland (179.8 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Portland (66,067 people)
  • Lowest point: Maine; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest
  • Highest point: Katahdin Mountain; 5,268 feet, ( 1,606 m), 22nd tallest

 

3.       Facts about Maine
  • Eastport is the first place in the United States to receive morning sunshine.
  • Maine’s name is unique with a one-syllable name, among all states.
  • Main provides about 90% of the country’s lobster.
  • The state also produces 99% of all the blueberries in the U.S. and 90% of the country’s toothpick comes from Maine.
  • Maine is the single largest producer of blueberries in the United States, producing 99% of all the blueberries in the country.
  • Also, the largest supplies of lobsters come from Maine.
  • Maine is home to the highest moose population in the United States, with about 76,000 rooming moose in the state. So Maine’s official state animal is the moose.
  • Writers Steven King and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow were both born in Maine.
  • Maine is the only state that shares its border with just one other state.
  • Nickname/s: Pine Tree State, The Vacation State
  • Key Cities: Portland, Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor
  • Major industries: Paper, agriculture, fishing, poultry, lumber, textiles, electronic equipment.
  • Famous for: Lobster and Blueberries producer, Scenic Coast, Acadia National Park
4.       Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Marijuana
    2. Sweet Corn
    3. Hay
    4. Vegetable crops:
    5. Potatoes
    6. Broccoli
  • Fruit crops:

    1. Maple Products
    2. Apples
    3. Blueberries
  • Livestock:

    1. Turkeys
    2. Cattle and Calves
  • Livestock products:

    1. Dairy products
    2. Chicken eggs
    3. Food fish
    4. Sportfish
    5. Baitfish
    6. ornamental fish
    7. Crustaceans
    8. Mollusks
    9. Algae
    10. Sea vegetables
    11. Research animals
    12. Fish eggs
  • Mining and Minerals:

    1. Granite
    2. Limestone
    3. Copper
    4. Zinc
    5. Feldspar
    6. Mica
    7. Diatomite
    8. Garnet
    9. sand and gravel
    10. Crushed stone
    11. Clay
  • Renewable energy resources:

    1. Hydroelectricity
    2. Wood and wood waste (biomass)
    3. Wind
5.       Mountains

 Mountains: 300 

Best Mountains to Visit:

  • South Turner Mountain, Baxter State Park
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley
  • Caribou Mountain, Evans Notch
  • Saddleback Mountain, Sandy River Plantation
  • The Beehive, Acadia National Park
  • North Bubble Mountain, Acadia National Park
  • Shawnee Peak, Bridgton
  • Table Rock, Grafton Notch State Park
  • Mount Tire’m, Waterford
  • Tumbledown Mountain, Weld
6.       Divisions
  • 16 Counties
  • 524 Cities
  • 432 Towns

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