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Maine . USA

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Capital - Augusta

No. of Counties - 16

Population - 1,362,359

Area - 35,385 sq mi (91,646 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 43.8/sq mi (16.9/km2)

Median Household Income - $56,277

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About - Maine

Here are some key facts about Maine:

  1. Location: Maine is located in the northeastern United States, bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and east, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast.

  2. Capital: Augusta is the capital city of Maine.

  3. Largest City: Portland is the largest city in Maine, known for its picturesque waterfront, arts scene, and historic Old Port district.

  4. Nickname: Maine is often referred to as the "Pine Tree State" due to its extensive forests, and it's also known as "Vacationland" because of its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.

  5. Statehood: Maine became the 23rd state of the United States on March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state, maintaining the balance between free and slave states in Congress.

  6. Area and Population: Maine is the 12th smallest state in terms of area, but it is the 9th least populous state in the U.S. as of my last update. It has a population density among the lowest in the country.

  7. Economy: Historically, Maine's economy has been dependent on agriculture, fishing, and forestry. Today, while these industries still play a significant role, Maine's economy has diversified to include tourism, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology sectors.

  8. Natural Beauty: Maine is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including rugged coastline, picturesque lighthouses, dense forests, and pristine lakes and rivers. Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island, is one of the state's most famous natural attractions.

  9. Culture: Maine has a rich maritime history, and its culture is influenced by its coastal location and the traditions of its indigenous peoples, including the Wabanaki tribes. Lobstering and seafood are important elements of Maine's culinary culture.

  10. Government: Maine has a state government with three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Governor of Maine is the chief executive officer of the state, and the Maine Legislature consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

These are just some of the key facts about Maine, a state known for its natural beauty, rich history, and unique cultural heritage.

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