- Land area:
(land)30,862 sq. miles
(water) 4,523 sq. miles
(TOTAL) 35,385 sq. miles
- Land area: (all states)
- Horizontal Width: 199 miles from the New Hampshire border, direcly east to Eastport.
- Vertical Length: 291 miles from Van Buren, SW to Kennebunkport.Note: The maximum lengths and widths are point to point, straight line measurements from the Mercator map projection and will vary some usage of other map projections
- Border States: (1) New Hampshire
- Counties: (16) map
- County: (largest in population) Cumberland 267,933
- Geographic Center: approximately 27 miles SW from Millinocket in Piscatakis County
- Highest Point: Katahdin, at 5,267 feet.
- Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft.
- Latitude and longitude
- Average Elevation: 596 ft.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE:
- Latitude/Longitude: (Absolute Locations)
Augusta: (capital) 44º 32′ N, 69º 76′ W
Presque Island: 46º 68′ N, 68º 01′ W
- Latitudes and Longitudes: (specific details)
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Maine is placed in both the northern and western hemispheres. As part of North America and located in the northeastern region of the United States (one often referred to as New England), Maine is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire, and the Canadian regions of New Brunswick and Quebec.
Maine is a state in the New England group of states in the northeastern United States. Area 91.6 thousand km 2. The population is about 1.3 million people (2004). The administrative center is Augusta. Other major cities: Portland, Lewiston, Bangor. See counties in Maine.
Maine borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick to the north and east, and the state of New Hampshire to the west.
In the southeast of Maine is the Atlantic Ocean. There are many rivers and lakes in the state (5 thousand rivers and 2.5 thousand lakes, almost all of them are small). The largest lake is Moosehead. The coast to the north is strongly indented (many islands and deeply protruding bays). In the south of the coast there are long sandy beaches. In the western part of the state are the Longfellow Mountains (part of the Appalachian spurs), where the highest peak is Mount Katahdin (1605 m). On about. Mount Desert is the highest point on the Atlantic coast of the United States – Mount Cadillac. The climate is temperate mild in the south, more severe in the north.
- AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of Maine, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in Maine.
Woodworking and pulp and paper industry. Textile production. Shipbuilding. Granite, gravel, building stone are mined. Important agricultural crops are potatoes, apples. Dairy farming, poultry farming, fisheries. Tourism and services.
Before the Europeans, the territory of the state was inhabited by the Abnak Indians. The first settlement has been known since the 4th millennium BC. e. In 1497, the English navigator John Cabot declared that the land belonged to England. At the beginning of the 16th century These lands came under the dominion of France. In 1604, the French explorer of North America S. de Champlain founded the first European settlement (did not last long). At the beginning of the 17th century, the English colony of Popema was founded, which the English king presented to the Plymouth Company, created to colonize the east coast of North America. But the harsh climate and the attacks of the Indians forced the settlers to leave the colony. In 1622, the British again began to colonize the lands. In 1628, a trading post was established on the site of present-day Augusta. From 1639, the region was chartered as the “Province and District of Maine”. In 1652, the region became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
During the Revolutionary War, the colonists took an active part, putting up stubborn resistance, although the British occupied most of their territory. The state’s influence has grown significantly since the independence of the United States.
In 1820, Maine seceded from Massachusetts and became the 23rd state of the United States. The state constitution, approved in 1819, is still in force today (about 100 amendments have been adopted). In 1832, the state capital was moved from Portland to Augusta. The state was instrumental in the Northern victory in the Civil War. After the war, the development of the state slowed down. The development of production in the years 1880-1890, the expansion of the service sector led to an increase in the population. By the beginning of the 20th century, industrial production began to play a leading role in the state’s economy.
Among the attractions: Acadia National Park (founded in 1919, the park is located on Mount Desert Island and the Skudik Peninsula, covers an area of 16 thousand hectares), Portland Art School, Portland Museum, Maine Historical Society Museum (in its building is one of the world’s largest organs), H. W. Longfellow House Museum.
Portland is not only the largest city in Maine, but is also its busiest seaport, offering many things to do on a Maine vacation. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Kennebunkport, made famous as President Bush’s summer home destination.
Forest City is just north of the border with Concord, New Hampshire, a couple of hours heading south. Deep lakes, Longfellow Mountains, pine forests and many rivers nearby. Outdoor adventurers often see moose, bears, loons, foxes and eagles on their travels.
The city of Portland is home to a lot of arts and cultural entertainment, and the surrounding coastline is lined with Maine’s iconic lighthouses. Surrounding beaches offer swimming, sailing and water sports in summer. Approximately 90% of the nation’s lobsters are caught off Portland and the coast of Maine.
- Radioing WCSH since 1926, Portland is home to the oldest continuously broadcast religious broadcast in the country, America’s First Radio Parish Church.
- Portland was originally named ‘Machigonne’, meaning ‘Great Neck’ for the original locals.
- The famous writer Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine.
Take a trip to the Old Port, the city’s historic waterfront district, for a variety of small shops and a stockpile of handmade gifts.
Great for picnics and the best place around for local gelato and sea salt toffee.
Walk the cobblestone streets to visit the old Customs House, find handicrafts and dine on Maine lobster at some of the state’s best seafood restaurants. The Old Port is the starting point for many shore cruises and historical sightseeing tours.
Island Home Island is rich in history and mystery. Recognized as the earliest home site in Casco Bay, this lonely, lovely little island was only home to a handful of hearty Maine natives. Enjoy a great view of Portland Harbor as you watch luxury yachts, sea kayaks and cargo ships coming and going.
Home to an authentic Civil War era fort and once a US site. quarantine station, House Island offers historical tours of Fort Scammel, great beach and fine dining. Famous for lobster bakes, the site is also a popular venue for weddings, special events and family picnics, both under tents and in the heated clubhouse.
Visited by hundreds of thousands each year, Portland Headlight is one of Maine’s most famous lighthouses. Located on Elizabeth South, just south of town, the lighthouse provides tours, museum and gift score.
The stone lighthouse was completed in 1790 and stands 72 feet high. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a famous Portland local frequented when young and Head was the inspiration for his poem “The Lighthouse”.