Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 38th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest respectively. Maine is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States, and the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes. It is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; and picturesque waterways, as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including in coastal areas such as its most populous city of Portland. There is no definitive explanation for the origin of the name "Maine", but the most likely origin is that the name was given by early explorers after the former province of Maine in France. Whatever the origin, the name was fixed for English settlers in 1665 when the English King's Commissioners ordered that the "Province of Maine" be entered from then on in official records. To the south and east is the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and northeast is New Brunswick, a province of Canada. The Canadian province of Quebec is to the northwest. Maine is both the northernmost state in New England and the largest, accounting for almost half of the region's entire land area. Maine is the only state in the continental US to border only one other American state (New Hampshire to the South and West).
Maine is known under different nicknames; aka Pine Tree State, or Vacationland (used on license plates), or Lumber State and detailed official information about Maine can be found on the homepage at www. maine.gov.
Maine US is the state of the New England region; as shown on the Maine location map that Maine located in the northeastern part of the United States. From the east to south-east, Maine bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, in the west and south-west New Hampshire shares its boundary with Maine. However, as you can see on the given map of Maine US shares international boundary with Canada.
Maine state US is a beautiful state and it is known for its picturesque landscapes. The rocky coastline, mountains region, and dense forest cumulatively create tourists’ attractions here. Above all, the seafood is very famous of this place. However, the country has some of the beautiful cities where tourists can enjoy their holiday such as Augusta (the capital city), Bangor, Bath Biddeford, Lewiston, Old Town, Portland, and Saco. All of these cities, you can find on the Maine Map US.
The most interesting fact about Maine is - it is the only US state that shares its boundary with only one state of the US and have a name that is one syllable long
There are many reasons Maine is nicknamed 'Vacationland.' Our favorite reason? Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. As you make the windy drive to the top, you can't help but feel like you're driving into the sky. Prepare to be speechless when you finally reach the top.
The US State Maine occupies 79,886 m², about 0,87 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Maine with 1,335,907 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,78 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 211,247 fewer people. The capital Augusta alone has 18,594 inhabitants.
Augusta was named the state capital in 1827. Woodrow Wilson grew up in Augusta and you can still visit his boyhood home today. Portland’s population is just under 67,000 residents.
Maine has several unique geographical features. Machias Seal Island and North Rock, off the state's Downeast coast, are claimed by both Canada and the American town of Cutler, and are within one of four areas between the two countries whose sovereignty is still in dispute, but it is the only one of the disputed areas containing land. Also in this easternmost area in the Bay of Fundy is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Maine is the least densely populated U.S. state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; over 80% of its total land is forested and/or unclaimed. Precipitation in Maine is evenly distributed year-round, but with a slight summer maximum in northern/northwestern Maine and a slight late-fall or early-winter maximum along the coast due to "nor'easters" or intense cold-season rain/snow storms. In coastal Maine, the late spring and summer months are usually driest – a rarity across the Eastern United States. Maine has fewer days of thunderstorms than any other state east of the Rockies, with most of the state averaging less than 20 days of thunderstorms a year. Tornadoes are rare in Maine, with the state averaging fewer than four per year, although this number is increasing. Most severe thunderstorms and tornadoes occur in the Sebago Lakes & Foothills region of the state.