Largest City




Founded (Admission to the United States)

March 15, 1820

Total area

35,385 sq mi (91,646 sq km) (Ranked 39th out of all states)


1,329,328 (2015) [Ranked 42nd out of all states]


Paul LePage

United States Senatours

Susan Collins (R), Angus King (I)

United States Representatives

Chellie Pingree (D), Bruce Poliquin (R)


Maine is a state in New England and the United States. It is next to the Atlantic Ocean to the East, New Hampshire to the west and South (though is only miles to Massachusetts) and Canada to the North. The border between Maine and Canada was decided in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. Its largest city is Portland and its capital is Augusta. The state is known for its cuisine in seafood, especially lobster.

Weather and climateEdit

Maine is known for its snow-filled winters and mild summers.

Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for selected cities in Maine
Location July (°F) July (°C) January (°F) January (°C)
Portland 78/59 26/15 31/13 –0/–10
Lewiston 81/61 27/16 29/11 –2/–12
Bangor 79/57 26/14 27/6 –2/–14
Augusta 79/60 26/15 27/11 –2/–11
Presque Isle 77/55 25/13 20/1 –6/–17



Maine population by race
Racial composition 1990 2000 2010
White 98.4% 96.9% 95.2%
African American 0.4% 0.5% 1.2%
Asian 0.5% 0.7% 1.0%
Native 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and
Pacific Islander
- - -
Other race 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
Two or more races - 1.0% 1.6%


In accordance with the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA), in 2010 the statistics were:
Catholic Church - 28%
Protestant - 7%
Evangelical Protestant 4%
Other - 1.7%



Maine has one Amtrak train running trough: the Amtrak Downeaster. Its terminus is in Brunswick. It makes the stops in: Brunswick, Freeport, Portland, Old Orchard Beach (seasonal), Saco, Kennebunk (in construction), and Wells, and then goes into New Hampshire and ends in Boston, Massachusetts.


Maine has two major airports: the Portland International Jetport in Portland and the Bangor International Airport in Bangor.


I-95 runs through Maine, which spurs into I-295, I-395, and I-496. Also, Route One goes across Maine, which starts in Houlton and ends in Fort Kent, Florida.


State SenatoursEdit

See: List of state senatours

State RepresentativesEdit

See: List of state resprentatives

State SymbolsEdit

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