Maine Facts

Maine Facts
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Capital
Augusta

Became a State
March 15, 1820 (23rd)

Location
New England region of United States

Area
35,385 sq. miles (39th)

Population
1,328,361 (42nd)

Major Cities
Portland, Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor

Products
poultry, eggs, dairy products, cattle, wild blueberries, apples, maple syrup, maple sugar, potatoes, lobster and ground fishing, paper, lumber, and wood products

Climate
humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers and cold snowy winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 43 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sport teams

Major Waterways
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Maine, Androscoggin River, Kennebec River, St. John River, Intracoastal Waterway, Penobscot River

Most Famous Citizens
Milton Bradley (board game inventor)
L.L. Bean (clothing maker and retailer)
Dorthea Dix (educator and social reformer)
Hannibal Hamlin (U.S. Vice President)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Poet)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (poet)
Nelson Rockefeller (public official, U. S. Vice President)

State Symbols
Bird – Chickadee
Flower – White Pine Cone
Animal – Moose
Tree – White Pine
Insect – Honeybee