Maine Facts


Maine Location In The US Maine State Map

Maine is known for:

  • Lobsters
  • Lighthouses
  • Rocky coastlines
  • Moose
  • Blueberries
  • Delicious seafood

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
Tallest Building Saint Joseph's Church in Biddeford, 235 feet
Largest StadiumAlfond Stadium in Orono, capacity 10,000
National ParksAcadia National Park
State Population (2020)1,362,359
State Population Density44.1 people / square mile
Area Codes 207
Top 5 Cities (2020 population) Portland (66,803)
Lewiston (36,226)
Bangor (31,998)
South Portland (25,950)
Auburn (23,410)

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
Same-Sex Marriage Legalization DateDecember 29, 2012
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)

Table Tennis Clubs in Maine

City Table Tennis Club
BangorBangor Table Tennis Club

Popular Tourist Attractions

Festivals and Events

Top festivals and events in Maine. They are listed in approximate order of when they take place during the year.

Festival / Event When Location
Maine Whoopie Pie Festival June Dover-Foxcroft
Maine Celtic Celebration July Belfast
Maine Potato Blossom Festival July Fort Fairfield
Yarmouth Clam Festival July Yarmouth
Maine Lobster Festival Late July to early August Rockland
Crown of Maine Balloon Fest August Presque Isle
Great Falls Balloon Festival August Lewiston
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival August Machias
Acadia Night Sky Festival September Mount Desert Island and surrounding areas
Camden Windjammer Festival September Camden
Common Ground Country Fair September Unity
Fryeburg Fair October Fryeburg

Popular Iconic Maine Foods

Maine is famous for the following foods:

  • Lobster Rolls
  • Steamed Maine Lobster
  • Italian Sandwiches
  • Clam Chowder
  • Fiddleheads
  • Needhams
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Fried Clams

Famous People Born In Maine

Famous Actors And Actresses

  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Anna Kendrick
  • Rachel Nichols

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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