Maine Facts

Here are some quick facts on the State of Maine.

Approximately 1.33 million people live in the state of Maine. The state covers 35,387 square miles with 4,523 square miles of water. The coastline of Maine is 228 miles and the shoreline is 3,478 miles.

The capital of Maine is Augusta, Maine with almost 19,000 people.

There are 16 counties in the state of Maine. You can visit the Maine County Commissioners Association for more information.

Black Capped Chickadee
Black Capped Chickadee

The Black Capped Chickadee is the state bird.

The state of Maine flag features a coat of arms, moose, pine tree, farmer, sailor and the North Star all on a blue background.

The state flower for Maine is the White Pine Cone and Tassel from and the state tree is the White Pine tree.

Maine’s nickname is Pine Tree State.

The motto for the state of maine is “Dirigo” or “I Direct”.

The seal of the state of Maine is shown below. Click on the image for a larger view and more information.

 State seal

Maine’s state song is “Grand State of Maine” which was written and composed by Roger Vinton Snow.

Maine became a state of the Union on March 15, 1820. It is the 23rd state.

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