State of Maine Facts & Information
Visit Maine – a New England state located in the northeastern portion of the United States. Maine is bordered by the Atlantic ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is known for its scenery; jagged and mostly rocky coastlines, low and rolling mountains, heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways. It is also well known for lobster and blueberries. Ask us about visiting or relocating to Maine, or share comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us.
Maine State Facts
Maine Coon Cat
The Pine Tree State
Dirigo (“I lead”)
State Floral Emblem
White pine cone and tassel
Maine Weather Summary
- Maine is recognized as one of the most healthful states in the nation
- Summer temperatures average 70° F
- Winter temperatures average 20° F.
Maine has 5,500 miles of coastline, and about 2000 islands off the coast. Maine is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of 33,215 square miles
or about as big as all of the other five New England States combined.
The State of Maine consists of 16 counties with 22 cities, 435 towns, 33 plantations, 424 unorganized townships and 1.2 million residents. Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi.
Maine has 542,629 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park
(location of Mt. Katahdin and the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.) Mt. Katahdin is the highest peak in Maine (5,271 ft. above sea level)
- Maine has the largest wild blueberry crop in the nation, raising 99 percent of all wild blueberries in the United States and is the single largest producer of any blueberries (wild or cultivated) in the US.
- Maine ranks seventh in acreage and tenth in production of potatoes nationally.
- Almost 90 percent of all American lobster are trapped in Maine.
- Maine is the only state in the continental U.S. to be bordered
by only one other state – New Hampshire.
- Aroostook County Maine is so big (6,453 square miles) that it actually covers
an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
- Tourism is Maine’s Biggest Industry.
- Maine contains 32,000 miles of rivers and streams equal to more than the combined length of the Mississippi, Amazon, Yangtze and Nile rivers.
- York, Maine was chartered in 1641 – America’s first chartered city.
- Maine entered the Union on March 15, 1820, as the 23rd state.
- Thomas Jefferson wrote portions of Maine’s Constitution.