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Welcome to Maine and a brief overview of The Pine Tree State.

The largest of the New England States, Maine is located in the northeastern corner of the 48 "conterminous" states. The northern part of Maine is bordered by Canada on the north, the east, and west. The southern part of Maine is bordered by the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean on the east and by New Hampshire on the south and the west.

The small peninsula of West Quoddy Head is the easternmost part of the United States.

Maine among the states

  • Statehood: March 15, 1820 (23rd state)
  • Abbreviation: Me. (traditional), ME (postal)
  • Capital: Augusta.
  • Size: 33,265 square miles, includes inland water (39th)
  • Coastline: 228 miles.
  • Latin motto: Dirigo (I direct or I guide)
  • State bird: Chickadee (Penthestes atricapillus) adopted 1927.
  • State flower: Pine cone and tassel (Pinus strobus) adopted 1895.
  • State song: "State of Maine Song", words and music by Roger Vinton Snow, adopted 1937.
  • State tree: White pine (Pinus strobus) adopted 1945.


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