Maine Almanac furnishes quick facts and figures on the state, its history and geography; largest and smallest counties, largest cities; climate and weather, temperature, highest, lowest, and mean temperatures; elevations, lowest, highest elevations; total area, land area and water area, state forest and park areas; bordering states, electoral votes, number of senators and representatives to the US Congress, and other statistical data.
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Maine is one of the New England states of the US West Quoddy Head, a small peninsula in the SE, is the easternmost point of land of the US. Maine is the 41st most populous state of the 50 US states. Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south; New Hampshire to the west; the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest; and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the easternmost and northern most point of New England region located in the northeastern part of United States. Maine's name was first used to distinguish the mainland from the offshore islands. It has been considered a compliment to Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England. She was said to have owned the province of Mayne in France.
Maine produces 98% of the nation's low-bush blueberries. Farm income is also derived from apples, potatoes, dairy products, and vegetables, with poultry and eggs the largest selling item. Manufacturing began to play a leading role in the Maine economy in the late 19th century. In the early 1990s the chief fabricated items were forest products, transportation equipment, electronic items, leather goods, apparel and textiles, and processed food. Tourism also is an important industry, and the state's extensive fisheries are noted for producing lobsters.
Maine Almanac: Facts and Figures on Maine
|Nicknames||Pine Tree State ...and more|
|Motto||Dirigo (I direct)|
|44.33064 N, 069.72971 W
|Statehood||March 15, 1820
41.31 sq. mi.
|10 largest cities (2010): Portland, 66,194; Lewiston, 36,592; Bangor, 33,039; South Portland, 25,002; Auburn, 23,055; Biddeford, 21,277; Sanford, 20,792; Brunswick, 20,278; Augusta, 19,136; Scarborough, 18,919|
|Bordering States||North and East: Canadian province of New Brunswick (Saint John and Saint Francis rivers form part of the Northern
South: Gulf of Maine (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) (Saint Croix River forms part of the Southeastern boundary) (Salmon Falls River forms part of the Southwestern boundary)
West: New Hampshire
North West: Quebec Province
Coastline: 228 mi.
|Major Industry||agriculture (especially potatoes), shipbuilding, fishing (especially lobsters), footwear, machinery, electronics, tourism|
|Major Rivers||Androscoggin River, Kennebec River, Penobscot River, St. John River|
|Major Lakes||Lake Moosehead, Richardson Lakes|
|Maine Counties||16 Counties in Maine|
836 sq. mi.
6,672 sq. mi.
|State forests||1 (21,000 ac.)|
|State historic sites||18 (403 ac.)|
|Time Zone||Eastern Standard Time|
|State Quick Facts||Census Bureau Quick Facts|
Maine Climate and Weather
|Maine's climate is highly changeable -- it can go from sunny to stormy in short order. Generally, summers are cool, with highs in the upper 70s or low 80s F/24-27 C. Some summers have days that get above 90 F/32 C; some don't. Interior areas experience a greater range of temperatures in the summer, with some nights in northern areas at or near freezing. Winters in Maine are cold but not frigid. January temperatures range 11 to 31 F/-12 to -1 C along the coast and 1 to 19 F/-16 to -7 C inland. Snow melts frequently along the coast.|
|Highest Temperature||105 degrees
July 10, 1911 - North Bridgton
|Lowest Temperature||-48 degrees
January 19, 1925 - Van Buren
High - Low
|78.9 degrees - 11.9 degrees|
Maine Points of Interest
Maine offers countless
things to see and do, regardless of the time of year. Popular outdoor activities include fishing, kayaking, sailing, skiing and snowboarding.
In addition, visitors will thoroughly enjoy Maine's historic sites, homes and museums. |
Some of the state's busiest attractions include Acadia National Park, coastal fishing villages and lighthouses, Baxter State Park, the historic buildings of Augusta, Bar Harbor, Allagash National Wilderness Waterway, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, Roosevelt Campobello International Park, and the St. Croix Island National Monument. and much, much more.
Maine Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations (Feet)
|Mean Elevation: 600 feet|
|Highest Point: Mt. Katahdin: 5,267 feet
Katahdin is a huge mountain with several summits. Baxter Peak, the 5,267 foot high point, is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. A narrow ridge called the Knife Edge connects Baxter Peak to South Baxter Peak, Chimney Peak, and Pamola Peak.
|Lowest Point:||Atlantic Ocean
Maine Land Area (Square Miles)
|Geographic Center||In Piscataquis County, 18 mi. N of Dover-Foxcroft
|Total Area||35,384.65 sq. mi.
|Land Area||30,861.55 sq. mi.|
|Water Area||4,523.10 sq. mi.
|Forested Land Area||89.7%|
(Length - Width)
|320 miles - 190 miles|
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