Maine (ME)

Maine lighthouse

Quick Facts

Capital City:  Agusta 

Abbreviation: ME

Population (2019): 1,344,212; Rank: 42 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  Northeast 

Admission to Statehood:   March 15, 1820 (23rd State)

State Motto: Dirigo

State Nickname:  Pine Tree State

Origin of State Name: Assumed to be a reference to the state region being a mainland, different from its many surrounding islands


Area Codes:   207

Zip Codes: Maine Zip Codes


State Symbols

Bird:  Chickadee | List of State Birds

Flag:   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 represents the work that people did in early times. The North Star represents the state motto:”Dirigo” (“I Direct”). Flag adopted 1909. Get this Flag

Flower:  White Pine cone and tassel (Pinus strobus ‘Linnaeus’) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Chesuncook

Song:  “State Song of Maine” | Words by: Roger V. Snow | Music by: Roger V. Snow Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree:  Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) | Other State Trees

Quarter: Details include Pemaquid Point Lighthouse; the schooner Victory Chimes at sea



Maine on a map



  • Area: 35,387 sq.mi (91,652, 39th
  • Land: 30,865 sq.mi. (79,940, 39th
  • Water: 4,523 sq.mi. (11,715, 12th
  • Coastline: 228 mi. (367 km.), 9th
  • Shoreline: 3,478 mi. (5,597 km.), 4th


Largest Cities:  Portland | Lewiston | Bangor | South Portland | Auburn |Biddeford | Augusta | Saco | Westbrook | Scarborough

Border States:  New Hampshire | List of US Regions

Highest Point:  Katahdin Mountain ; 5,268 feet, ( 1,606 m), 22nd tallest

Lowest Point: Maine; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic Center: Piscataquis, north of Dover

National Parks:


Absolute Center: 45°15.2’N / 69°14’W
Relative Center: Piscataquis, north of Dover
Distance Between U.S. Cities


State Government

Governor:  Janet Mills (D)

Senators:  Susan Collins (R)  Angus King (I)

Representatives:   Senate House

Constitution:  Maine’s Constitution

Electoral College Votes:  4 Votes




  • 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.