State Abbreviation ME
State Capital Augusta
State Size Total (Land + Water): 35,385 sq miles; Land Only: 30,862 sq miles
Number of Counties 16
Time Zone Eastern Time Zone
Bordering States New Hampshire
Highest Point Mount Katahdin, 5,270 feet
National Parks Acadia National Park
State Population (2015) 1,329,328
State Population Density 43.1 people / square mile
Area Codes 207
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Portland (66,194)
South Portland (25,002)
State Animal Moose
State Berry Wild blueberry
State Beverage Moxie
State Bird Chickadee
State Cat Maine coon cat
State Crustacean Maine lobster
State Dessert Blueberry pie
State Fish Landlocked salmon
State Flower White pine cone and tassel
State Fossil Pertica quadrifaria
State Gemstone Tourmaline
State Herb Wintergreen
State Heritage Fish Eastern brook trout, Blueback charr
State Insect Honeybee
State Motto Dirigo (I lead)
State Nickname Pine Tree State
State Soil Chesuncook
State Treat Whoopie pie
State Tree White pine
State Vessel Bowdoin
•Maine is the only state in the United States with one syllable.
•Maine is the only state with just one other state on its border, New Hampshire.
•Eastport, Maine, is the eastern most city in the United States.
•Maine is the biggest harvester of lobsters in the United States.
•In 1641, York became America’s first chartered city.
•The nation's first sawmill was established near York in 1623.
•You can be charged a fine in Maine for leaving your Christmas decorations up after January 14.
•Maine is one of two states with an official State Herb, wintergreen.
•Retailer L. L. Bean was founded in Freeport, Maine, in 1912.
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