Maine State Facts and History

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State flag of Maine

Maine Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Janet Mills (Democrat)
  • Capital: Augusta
  • Population: 1,344,212 (2019 est.)
  • Residents:
  • Land Area: 30,842.92 sq km
  • Water Area: 4,536.82 sq km
  • Total Area: 35,379.74 SQ KM
  • Width: 205 mi (330 km)
  • Length: 320 mi (515 km)
  • State Motto: “Dirigo (I Direct)”
  • Nickname: Pine Tree State
  • Electoral votes: 4
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 2 (of 435)
  • State Song: “State Song of Maine”
  • Date of Statehood: March 15, 1820
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Maine: maine.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: ME
  • Origin of name: One theory is it was named after the French province of Maine. Another is that it derives from a practical nautical term, “the main” or “Main Land”, “Meyne” or “Mainland”, which served to distinguish the bulk of the state from its numerous islands.

State Symbol of Maine

State AnimalMoose
State BerryWild blueberry
State BeverageMoxie
State BirdChickadee
State CatMaine coon cat
State CrustaceanMaine lobster
State DessertBlueberry pie
State FishLandlocked salmon
State FlowerWhite pine cone and tassel
State FossilPertica quadrifaria
State GemstoneTourmaline
State HerbWintergreen
State Heritage FishEastern brook trout, Blueback charr
State InsectHoneybee
State MottoDirigo (I lead)
State NicknamePine Tree State
State SoilChesuncook
State TreatWhoopie pie
State TreeWhite pine
State VesselBowdoin

College & Universities

Bangor Theological Seminary
Bates College
Beal College
Birthwise Midwifery School
Bowdoin College
Central Maine Community College
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing & Health Professions
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions
Colby College
College of the Atlantic
Eastern Maine Community College
Empire Beauty School-Maine
Husson University
Kaplan University-Maine Campus
Kennebec Valley Community College
Landing School of Boat Building and Design
Maine College of Art
Maine Maritime Academy
Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
Mr Bernards School of Hair Fashion Inc
New England Baptist Bible College
New England School of Communications
Northern Maine Community College
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus
Southern Maine Community College
Spa Tech Institute-Portland
Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook
Thomas College
Unity College
University of Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Maine System Central Office
University of New England
University of Southern Maine
Washington County Community College
York County Community College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Acadia National Park
  2. Sunday River
  3. Bay of Fundy
  4. Portland Head Light
  5. Victoria Mansion
  6. Mount Katahdin
  7. Old Port
  8. Portland Museum of Art
  9. Casco Bay
  10. Fort Knox
  11. Funtown Splashtown USA
  12. Peaks Island
  13. Desert of Maine
  14. Sebago Lake State Park
  15. Portland Observatory
  16. Two Lights State Park
  17. Fort Williams Park
  18. Famous People Born In Maine

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
F. Lee Baileydefense attorney;
Charles F. Browne (Artemus Ward)humorist;
Cyrus Curtispublisher;
Patrick Dempseyactor;
Dorothea Dixcivil rights reformer;
John Fordfilm director;
Melville Fullerjurist;
Marsden Hartleypainter;
Henry Wadsworth Longfellowpoet;
Sarah Orne Jewettauthor;
Stephen Kingwriter;
Linda Lavinactress;
Edna St. Vincent Millaypoet;
Marston Morsemathematician;
Frank Munseypublisher;
Judd Nelsonactor;
Walter Pistoncomposer;
George Putnampublisher;
Kenneth Robertshistorical novelist;
Edwin Arlington Robinsonpoet;
Nelson Rockefellerpublic official;
Margaret Chase Smithpolitician;
Samantha Smithpeacemaker and actress;
John Hay Whitneypublisher.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Patrick Dempsey
  2. Anna Kendrick
  3. Rachel Nichols

Map of Maine

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