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Capital City:

Augusta

Statehood:

March 15, 1820 (23th)

Population:

1,261,000

Nickname:

Pine Tree State

Motto:

Dirigo (I direct)

Origin of State Name:

Probably a reference to the state region being a mainland, different from its many surrounding islands.

Counties:

16

Largest Cities:

Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, Auburn, South Portland

Border States:

New Hampshire

Land Area:

30,995 sq. mi.; 39th largest

Highest Point:

Mount Katahdin, 5,267 ft.

Lowest Point:

Atlantic Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Chickadee

State Flower:

White pine cone and tassel (pinus strobus, linnaeus)

State Tree:

Eastern White Pine

State Song:

State Song of Maine

State Web Site:

www.state.me.us


For more websites on Maine check out Maine Links.

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