( The Pine Tree State )
Maine used to be a French territory and its name comes from the French province of the same name. The largest of the New England states in area, Maine, in 1820, was the 23rd state to join the Union. The most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River is appropriately called the "Pine Tree State", as 90 percent of its land is forest. Maine forms the northeastern corner of the United States. West Quoddy Head is the country's easternmost piece of land. Along the famous rock-bound coast of Maine are lighthouses, sandy beaches, quiet fishing villages and thousands of offshore islands. Jagged rocks and cliffs, and thousands of bays and inlets add to the rugged beauty of Maine's coast. Inland, there are sparkling lakes, rushing rivers, green forests and towering mountains. Maine's Acadia National Park is the only national park in New England.
Some of the famous celebrities that were born in Maine include:
The Flag of Maine|
Entered the Union in 1820 as the 23rd State; flag adopted in 1909. The motto refers to the North Star, Maine having once been the Northernmost State. Agriculture, shipping, and forestry are symbolized by other elements in the coat of arms.
Largest Cities in the State|
(2000) Portland, 64,249; Lewiston, 35,690; Bangor, 31,473; South Portland, 23,324; Auburn, 23,203; Brunswick town, 21,172; Biddeford, 20,942; Sanford town, 20,806; Augusta, 18,560; Scarborough town, 16,970
Business and Trade in Maine
Agriculture: Seafood, poultry and eggs, potatoes, dairy products, cattle, blueberries, apples.
Industries: Paper, lumber, and wood products, electric equipment, food processing, leather products, textiles, tourism.
State Symbols and Emblems
- Bird: Chickadee
- Flower: White pine cone and tassel (pinus strobus, linnaeus)
- Tree: Eastern White Pine
- Song(s): State Song of Maine
- Motto: Dirigo (I Direct)
1,274,923 (41.3 mi2)
Geographic Area (mi2)
Rank 39th Largest
Pub & Prv Schools
College & University
Border States: New Hampshire
Illicit Drug Use
Youth Risk Survey
Housing: In Maine, there are 651,901 housing units, averaging to 21.1 per sq mile.
Posters and Artwork|
Maine Pond with Reflection and Chair, USA
Photographic Print 56" x 42"
• Sunday River, Maine, Stylized Skier
Giclee Print 12" x 16"
• Fort Knox, Bucksport, Maine
Photographic Print 12" x 9"
• Mt. Desert Reading Room, Bar Harbor, Maine
Art Print 18" x 13"
• Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Photographic Print 24" x 8"
• Belgrade Hotel, Belgrade Lakes, Maine
Art Print 18" x 13"