Ten fun facts about Maine


Fact 1
Eastport Maine has been identified as the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun. It is the eastern most city in the United States.

Fact 2
Maine is the only state in the United States that has only one syllable in its name.

Fact 3
The state of Maine shares its border with only one other state and the rest of its border consists of over 5,000 miles of coastline.


Fact 4
Over 40 million pounds of lobster originates from Maine. This accounts for nearly 90% of the lobster supply in the United States.

Fact 5
Maine is home to the second most visited National Park in the US. This is Acadia National Park.

Fact 6
The largest supply of “toothpicks” is generated from Maine. Nearly 90% of all toothpicks in the US derive from this state.

Fact 7
One of the world’s most famous authors was born and still resides in this state. Stephen King even centers most of his stories around his birthplace.

Fact 8
Maine consists of over half-a-million acres of land that is strictly listed as state or national park land.

Fact 9
Augusta only became the capitol of the state in 1832. Prior to that Portland was used as the state’s official capital.

Fact 10
One of the world’s most influential poets during his time period was born in Maine on February 2, 1807. This is poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


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Short about Maine
Is a state located in the northeastern end of the United States of America.


Fast facts
Number of households
553,208
Population
1,328,501
Per capita income
$26,464
Life expectancy in number of years
79.2
Statehood
March 15, 1820
Capital
Augusta
Largest city
Portland
Number of billionaires
0
State beverage
Moxie
State bird
Black-capped chickadee
State mammal
Moose
State fish
Atlantic salmon
State tree
Eastern White Pine
State flower
White pine cone and tassel

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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