Facts About Maine

Facts About Maine

Maine is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. It became the 31st state when it entered the Union in March 15, 1820. This state covers an area of 35,387 square miles which makes it the 39th biggest state of the nation. The capital city of Maine is Augusta and its biggest city is Portland. Maine has borders with New Hampshire and Canada. It bordering body of water is Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean.

  • Counties of Maine: 16

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    * Androscoggin * Aroostook * Cumberland * Franklin * Hancock * Kennebec * Knox * Lincoln * Oxford * Penobscot * Piscataquis * Sagadahoc * Somerset * Waldo * Washington * York *

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  • State Motto: "Dirigo" - I direct

  • State Abbreviation: ME

  • State Name of Residents: Mainers

  • State Song: "State of Maine Song"

  • State Nick Name: Pine Tree State

  • State Tree: Eastern white pine

  • State Flower: White pine cone and tassel

  • State Erb: Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

  • State Berry: Wild blueberry

  • State Animal: Moose

  • State Bird: Black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus)

  • State Cat: Maine coon cat

  • State Insect: Honeybee

  • State Fish: Landlocked Salmon (a subspecies of the Atlantic salmon)

  • State Fossil: Pertica quadrifaria

  • State Gem Stone: Tourmaline

  • State Official Soil: Chesuncook Soil Series

  • State Major Rivers: Androscoggin River, Kennebec River, Penobscot River, St. John River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Moosehead, Richardson Lakes

  • State Highest Point: Mt. Katahdin - 5,268 feet (1,606 m) above sea level

  • State Name Origin: Maine refers to the mainland

  • Other Largest Cities:
    * Lewiston * Bangor * West Scarborough * Sanford * Brunswick * South Portland Gardens * Auburn * South Portland * Gorham *

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