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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Augusta // state code ISO: ME; FIPS: US23
    surface: 79941 = 30867 sq.mi // rank in USA: // location: northeastern New England
    climate: southern and coastal part moderate maritime, northern part a bit more continental
    entered USA as 23rd state on: 1820-03-15
    administrative division: 16 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 1,274,923
    population density 2000: 16 per = 41 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 3,8%
    main ethnic groups: white 96,9%; black 0,5%; Asian 0,7%; Native Amer./Nat. AK 0,6%; other 1,5%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: potatoes, aquaculture products
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,097 / pigs: 0,006 / poultry: 5,7
    timber/lumber: pine, spruce, fir
    chief industries: manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, services, trade, government, finance, insurance
    chief industrial products: paper & wood products, transportation equipment
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, portland & masonry cement, crushed stone, peat
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Katahdin 1606 m = 5268 ft
    other mountains: Bigelow Mt. 1265, Mt. Abraham 1234, Big Spencer Mt. 985, Mt. Blue 971
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Moosehead Lake, Chamberlain L., Chesuncook L., Grand L., Big L., Graham L., Sebago L.
    artificial lakes: Flagstaff Lake, Richardson Lakes
    rivers: Penobscot, Kennebec, Saint John, Aroostook, Androscoggin
    others: islands: Mt. Desert Island, Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut, Deer Isle // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Pine Tree State
    motto: Dirigo (I direct)
    song: State of Maine Song
    flower: White pine cone and tassel // bird: Chickadee // tree: Eastern white pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.28 by Jan Lahmeyer
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