Maine - State Facts
Admission to Statehood: March 15, 1820 - 23rd state
Area: 35387 sq.mi, 39th Land 30865 sq. mi., 39th Water
4523 sq.mi., 12rd Coastline 228 mi., 9th Shoreline 3,478 mi.,
Largest Cities: Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland,
Auburn, Brunswick, Biddeford, Sanford, Augusta, Scarborough
Highest Point: Katahdin Mtn.; 5268 feet
Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; sea level
Nickname: Pine Tree State - The "Pine Tree State"
recognizes the white pine tree, an officially designated state
symbol. Maine possesses over 17 million acres of forests.
The state coat of arms is placed on a blue field. In the center
of the shield a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer
and seaman represent the work that people did in early times.
The North Star represents the state motto: "Dirigo"
- "I Direct".
Bird: Chickadee - The opinion generally entertained respecting
the extensive dispersion of the Black-cap Titmouse, has in all
probability originated from the great resemblance which it bears
to the Carolina Titmouse, Parus Carolinensis, that species being
now known to extend its spring and summer migrations as far eastward
as the State of New Jersey, where it has been found breeding
by my friend EDWARD HARRIS, Esq. of Moorestown.
Song: State of Maine Song
Written by Roger Vinton Snow
Composed by Roger Vinton Snow
Topography: Appalachian Mountains extend through state;
western borders have rugged terrain, long sand beaches on southern
coast; northern coast mainly rocky promontories, peninsulas,
Tree: White pine - Pinus strobus
Agriculture: Seafood, poultry and eggs, potatoes, dairy
products, cattle, blueberries, apples.
Industry: Paper, lumber, and wood products, electric
equipment, food processing, leather products, textiles, tourism.