Interesting Facts About Maine
you know that the Maine coast stretches nearly 4,568 miles when all
its bays and tidal rivers are factored in AND that it has 4,613 islands
that are one acre or more in size? These are just a
couple of interesting facts about Maine that I uncovered while
doing Great-Maine-Vacations.com research.
I thought you might be interested in more...
...so I've put together this page on Maine State
You may find some that amaze you, others that don't, but they
all fun Maine facts
to learn about.
Maine Facts - The Basics
Maine, which has the only monosyllabic state name
in the United States, became the 23rd
State of the Union
15, 1820 and over the years has adopted its own special identity in
Nickname: Pine Tree State
State Tree: White Pine Tree
State Flower: White Pine Cone
State Berry: Wild Blueberry
State Herb: Wintergreen
State Treat: Maine Whoopie Pie
State Animal: Moose
State Bird: Chickadee
State Fish: Landlocked Salmon
State Cat: Maine Coon Cat
State Insect: Honeybee
State Gemstone: Tourmaline
State Fossil: Pertica Quadrifaria
State Song: "State of Maine Song" by Roger
Motto: Dirigo (meaning I Direct or I Lead)
The Maine govenment and the Maine Office of
Tourism provide other interesting facts about the State of Maine and
Population Facts of Maine
With an average
of 70 degrees
Fahrenheit and an average
of 20 degrees
...Maine can be a relatively comfortable place to
With a 2006 population estimate of 1.3 million,
Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi.
The people who do live in Maine can be found in...
...16 counties, with its largest, Aroostook
County, covering an area greater than Connecticut and Rhode Island
...22 cities, with Portland as the largest and
countries first chartered city, in 1641
...424 towns, and
Land Facts on Maine
Maine is 320
miles long and 210
covering an area of 33,215
square miles. That's a lot of land, but it's put to good
acres of Maine's land are preserved as state and national park land
...forests cover 17 million acres
...90% of the countries
toothpick supply is produced in Maine
...Maine utilizes 58,000 acres of land for potato
...99% of the wild blueberries in the United
States come from Maine. Its annual blueberry crop is valued
at over seventy-five million
And, in Maine you will find the...
...only national state
New England, Acadia
...the nearly mile high Mount
Katahdin at 5,271
...the end of the Appalachian
...the easternmost city in the United States,
Eastport and the easternmost town in the United States, Lubec.
Facts about Maine Waterways
its bays and tidal rivers are factored in Maine has 4,568
miles of coastline. It also has a remarkable 4,613 islands.
What goes on in Maine's 32,000 miles of rivers and
streams, its 6,000 lakes and ponds, and the Atlantic Ocean that washes
along almost 3,500 miles of shoreline?
Quite a bit.
Coastal Zone consists of 192 towns and in these areas in 2006...
...over 72.5 million pounds of lobster were
...over 138 million pounds of finfish were caught,
...approximately 46 million pounds of shellfish.
And, a few other facts about Maine waterways...
The 92 mile Allagash
Wilderness Waterway winds
through northern Maine's commercial forest connecting and protecting
of the areas ponds, rivers and streams.
In addition, Maine's coast is decorated with over
and the Penobscot
Narrows Observatory - the tallest
bridge observatory in the world.