Maine, the northeasternmost U.S. state, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard.
State Capital: Augusta.
Maine state was the 23rd state to join the union on 15th March 1820. Maine is the largest of the 6 New England states in the region and lies at the northeastern corner of the United States. Maine is bordered by the Canadian province of Quebec to the northwest and the Canadian province of New Brunswick to the northeast. To the west of Maine lies New Hampshire and the famous rocky coastline of Maine stretches from the Southwest to Northeast along the Atlantic Ocean.
The capital of Maine is Augusta. The Algonquian people that stayed in the region called Maine "Land of the Frozen Ground." Another belief on how Maine got its name was that Maine was named after the former French province of Maine for being "mainland"
The most sparsely populated state in the east of the Mississippi River, more than 80% of Maine's land area is covered by forest. Compared to the rest of the states in the US, Maine is not economically developed but the rugged beauty of Maine's climate and landscape has given this state a certain charismatic character beyond political and economic power.
Much of Maine's natural appearance has been preserved and Maine's economy is slowly growing with its service industry while the traditional industries such as the manufacturing of paper and paper products have declined. Forestry, mining, fishing, and agriculture are also important sectors of Maine's economy.
The Main Cities in Maine
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of Maine and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Portland - 66,194
2. Lewiston - 36,592
3. Bangor - 33,039
4. South Portland - 25,002
5. Auburn - 23,055
Famous Landmarks in Maine
Below are some of Maine’s most visited landmarks:
-Sitting along the shores of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, the Portland Head Light was first lit in January of 1791. A keeper's quarter was also built next to the lighthouse; today the keeper's quarter houses a museum and the lighthouse is owned by Cape Elizabeth.
Tallest Buildings in Maine
Below are the tallest buildings in Maine:
-Portland’s Franklin Towers is the tallest building in Maine. Built in 1969 and standing at 16 stories and 175 feet tall, it ranks 47th on the list of tallest buildings in each state.
1. Agora Grand Event Centre (3 stories; 220 feet)
2. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (204 feet)
3. Lewiston City Hall (3 stories; 185 feet)
4. Franklin Towers (16 stories; 175 feet)
5. Time and Temperature Building (14 stories; 170 feet)
6. Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (479 feet)
7. Coles Tower (16 stories; 150 feet)
8. One City Centre (13 stories; 139 feet)
9. 84 Marginal Way (9 stories; 135 feet)
10. People's United Bank Building (10 stories; 135 feet)
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