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Maine

Maine is a state of the United States. It is probably named after the French province of Maine. Its U.S. postal abbreviation is ME.

Four U.S. Navy ships were named USS Maine in honor of the state.

Maine has a long tradition of personal self-reliance, and Yankee ingenuity.

State nickname The Pine Tree State
Capital Augusta
Largest City Portland
Governor (2004) John Baldacci
Area
- Total
- Land
- Water
- % water
Ranked 39th
86,542 km²
80,005 km²
11,724 km²
13.5 %
Population
- Total (2000)
- Density
Ranked 40th
1,274,923
Ranked 38th 15.95 /km²
Admittance into Union
- Order
- Date

23rd
March 15, 1820
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Latitude
Longitude
43°4'N to 47°28'N
66°57'W to 71°7'W
Width
Length
Elevation
- Highest
- Mean
- Lowest
305 km
515 km

1,608 meters
180 meters
0 meters
ISO 3166-2 US-ME
State Song You Are My Sunshine
State Bird Chickadee
State Flower White Pinecone and Tassel (not actually a flower)
State Tree White Pine
State Mammal Moose
State Insect Honeybee