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Maine Map

Explore map of Maine; located in the New England region of the United States. The northernmost state in New England region, Maine is the 39th most extensive state of the country. The state covers an area of 35,385 square miles. As of 2016, Maine had a population of 1,331,479 residents, which made it the 42nd most populous state of the country. Maine shares its borders with the US state of New Hampshire on the west. It shares its international borders with the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, which are located to its northeast and northwest respectively. The Atlantic Ocean is located to the southeast of Maine. Mount Katahdin, which has a height of approximately 1,606 meters, is the highest point in the state. Augusta is the capital city of Maine, while Portland is the largest city. Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820, as the 23rd state.
Map of Maine

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About Maine Map

: The map of Maine depicts the location of the major cities, other cities and the state capital. The international boundary, which Maine shares with Canada, and the state boundary are also clearly demarcated. Interstate highway, rail lines, airports, rivers, lakes, national parks, major attractions, etc are also clearly marked on the map.

About Maine

Maine is the north-easternmost state in the New England region of the United States. Nicknamed 'The Pine Tree State', it is the 39th largest by area and 41st most populous state of the 50 US states. Augusta is the state capital of Maine while its most populous city is Portland.

History of Maine

Algonquian-speaking Wabanaki peoples were the original inhabitants of the present-day Maine. About 200 years before the Europeans arrived, Norwegians had discovered America but failed to settle permanently. The French explorer Pierre Dugua was the European to land in 1604. The first English settlement was made in 1607 by the Plymouth Company. Under the 1622 land patent, the region then came to be known as the Province of Maine.

In the succeeding years, a series of wars between the French and the Indian allies ensued. In 1740s, the French were defeated at the hands of the British in Acadia. When the United States was created, the territory of Maine was affirmed as a part of Massachusetts. Under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Congress established Maine as the 23rd state on 15 March, 1820. Today, the state is famous for agricultural produce, dairy products, and commercial fishing.

Geography of Maine

Known for rugged coastline, it borders the North Atlantic Ocean in the east and South, New Hampshire in the west, and Canada (Quebec and New Brunswick provinces) in the north. Comprising an area of 35,387 square miles, it is the easternmost US state and the largest state in New England. The state is divided into 16 counties.

The state of Maine can be broadly divided into three geographic areas—Coastal Lowlands, White Mountains, and the Eastern New England Uplands—that stretch from the east to the northwest. From the Atlantic Ocean the Coastal Lowlands extend to about ten to forty miles inland. The Eastern New England Uplands stretch from south Canada to Connecticut on the northwest of the Coastal Lowlands. Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park is the state’s highest point at 1,606 meters (5,276 feet) above the sea level. The monthly average temperature of Maine ranges from 78.9 degree to 11.9 degree Fahrenheit.

Travel Destinations in Maine

Nothing evokes the thought of Maine than ubiquitous lighthouses, picturesque waterways, and scrumptious lobsters. Tourism and outdoor recreation (sport hunting, snowmobiling, boating and camping) have an increasingly important role in the economy of Maine. Renowned for glacier-carved mountains and cobblestone beaches, Palace Playland is the country's second most visited national park. Portland Museum of Art and Colby College Museum of Art exhibit state's finest artworks.

Boothbay Harbor, Fort Knox, Aroostook State Park, Moosehead Lake, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are other prominent attractions in Maine.

Transportation in Maine
By Air- Portland International Jetport (PWM) and Bangor International Airport (BGR) are served by major US airlines.
By Train- Amtrak's Downeaster makes five daily trips from North Boston Station in Massachusetts to Portland.
By Road- Interstate highway I-95 passes through Augusta, Saco, Portland, and Bangor.

Education in Maine
There are thirty institutions of higher learning in Maine. The University of Maine, located in Orono, is the Maine's oldest, largest and only research university. Bowdoin College, Colby College, and Bates College are one of the most prestigious institutions in Maine.

Facts about Maine
  • It is the only state that has only one syllable in its name.
  • Eastport is the easternmost city in the US.
  • Mount Kineo contains one of the world's largest formations of volcanic rocks. More Facts...

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Map of Cities in Maine

Portland city MapLewiston city MapSouth Portland city Map
Auburn city MapBiddeford city MapSaco city Map
Westbrook city MapWaterville city MapBrunswick Map
Sanford MapPresque Isle city MapBrewer city Map

Map of Maine Counties

Androscoggin county MapAroostook county MapCumberland county Map
Franklin county MapHancock county MapKennebec county Map
Knox county MapLincoln county MapOxford county Map
Penobscot county MapPiscataquis county MapSagadahoc county Map

Last Updated on: August 26th, 2017

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