Maine Facts



Maine Location In The US Maine State Map

Geography & Demographics

State Abbreviation ME
State Capital Augusta
State Size Total (Land + Water): 35,385 sq miles; Land Only: 30,862 sq miles
Number of Counties 16
Time Zone Eastern Time Zone
Bordering States New Hampshire
Highest PointMount Katahdin, 5,270 feet
National ParksAcadia National Park
State Population (2015)1,329,328
State Population Density43.1 people / square mile
Area Codes 207
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Portland (66,194)
Lewiston (36,592)
Bangor (33,039)
South Portland (25,002)
Auburn (23,055)

Government & Legislature

Statehood March 15, 1820
Electoral Votes4
State Flag Maine State Flag
GovernorOfficial Maine Governor Website
U. S. SenatorsList of U. S. Senators From Maine
U. S. RepresentativesList of U. S. Representatives From Maine
State SenatorsList of Maine State Senators
State RepresentativesList of Maine State Representatives
State GovernmentOfficial Site
State ConstitutionMaine State Constitution
Road ConditionsMaine Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date June 2, 2003

State Symbols

State AnimalMoose
State BerryWild blueberry
State BeverageMoxie
State Bird Chickadee
State CatMaine coon cat
State CrustaceanMaine lobster
State DessertBlueberry pie
State FishLandlocked salmon
State Flower White pine cone and tassel
State FossilPertica quadrifaria
State GemstoneTourmaline
State HerbWintergreen
State Heritage FishEastern brook trout, Blueback charr
State InsectHoneybee
State Motto Dirigo (I lead)
State Nickname Pine Tree State
State SoilChesuncook
State TreatWhoopie pie
State Tree White pine
State VesselBowdoin

Sports Teams

Major Sports Teams None
NCAA Division I Schools University of Maine (America East)

Taxes

State Gas Tax$0.3001 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$2.00 / Pack

Maine Fun Facts

  • Maine is the only state in the United States with one syllable.
  • Maine is the only state with just on other state on its border, New Hampshire.
  • Eastport, Maine, is the eastern most city in the United States.
  • Maine is the biggest harvester of lobsters in the United States.
  • In 1641, York became America’s first chartered city.
  • The nation's first sawmill was established near York in 1623.
  • You can be charged a fine in Maine for leaving your Christmas decorations up after January 14.
  • Maine is one of two states with an official State Herb, wintergreen.
  • Retailer L. L. Bean was founded in Freeport, Maine, in 1912.

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