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State Facts

Full Name

State of Maine

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

March 15, 1820 (23rd)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,274,923 (40th)

Land Area (Rank)

30,862 square miles; 79,931 square kilometers (39th)

Capital

Augusta

Postal Abbreviation

ME

State Nickname

Pine Tree State

Motto

Dirigo (I lead)

Song

“State of Maine” (music and words by Roger Vinton Snow)

State Symbols

  • Flower: White pine cone and tassel
  • Tree: Eastern white pine
  • Bird: Chickadee
  • Gem: Tourmaline
  • Animal: Moose
  • Cat: Maine coon cat
  • Insect: Honeybee

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Seafood,
    • poultry and eggs,
    • potatoes,
    • dairy products,
    • cattle,
    • blueberries,
    • apples
  • Industry:
    • Paper, lumber, and wood products;
    • electric equipment;
    • food processing;
    • leather products;
    • textiles;
    • tourism