All About Maine

All About Maine
Maine MapOfficial Name: Maine

Nickname: Pine Tree State

Admitted to Union: March 15, 1820

Capital: Augusta

Area: 35387 square miles

Coastline: 228 miles

Highest Point: Katahdin Mountain at 5268 feet above sea level

Lowest Point: Atlantic Coast

Bordering States: New Hampshire. Maine also shares a border with Canada.

State Bird: Chickadee

State Flower: White Pine Cone & Tassel

State Tree: White Pine

State Song: "State Song of Maine" by Roger V. Snow

State Insect: Honeybee

State Herb: Wintergreen

Favorite Sons & Daughters:
Dorothea Dix, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Stephen King, Marston Morse, George Palmer Putnam, Margaret Chase Smith, Francis & Freelan Stanley

Interesting Facts:
23rd state to sign the Constitution
Largest blueberry crop in the US in 2000
America's first chartered city is York in 1641

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