What is Maine? How to Find It on a Map

The coast of Maine is part of the North American Eastern Seaboard. It stretches for about 240 miles, forming a boundary between Canada and the United States. The state has a population of 1.3 million people, making it the 27th most populous state. Maine has a total area of 33,086 km² (12,700 sq mi) and is bordered by the Canadian province of New Brunswick to the northeast, the state of New Hampshire to the southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast.
Maine is divided into 16 counties. Ten counties are further divided into two incorporated cities and 23 towns with home rule.
The largest city in Maine is Portland with a population of 66,067 in 2006. Bangor, with a population of 33,890, is the second largest city.
In 2006, there were an estimated 574,000 people living in Greater Portland and Greater Bangor combined.

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Geographic Landscape in Maine

The state is made up of two large areas in the northeast. The largest area, Maine North, has its center on the town of Brewer, which is in the south central part of the state. Maine South was created when this territory was separated from Maine North in 1820. It includes Bath and Biddeford. Because of its gentle hills and open fields, farmers have been able to profit from soil that can only be described as rich. The state also has some rocky coastlines. The coastline runs from the south in Presque Isle, to Machias and Caribou to the north. Towns and cities include Ellsworth, Bangor, Portland, Brunswick and Boothbay Harbor. Maine is home to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It is a part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Old Orchard Beach State Park affords camping for those who enjoy this primitive pastime.[/ARTICLE END][ARTICLE START]
Many woods and forests provide homes for wildlife. Migratory birds in particular can be seen flying through Maine’s skies. Hunting deer, moose and other game is an important national pastime in Maine, as well as fishing. The state’s forests also support lumbering and paper-making industries, as well as lumber sales. The forests can be found in the northern part of the state. Boston is home to Orono, which was once a city that was the site of the first government printing press in the colonies. Many universities are found in this state. Students from all over the country come here to get an education from these colleges and universities. Bowdoin College and the University of Maine are particularly well-known for their academic excellence. [ARTICLE END]
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Landscape Gallery Portland Maine

Dayton in the extreme west near New Hampshire is the most urbanized region in the state. The vast majority of the population lives in this area. Portland, located in Maine South, is the biggest city and economic capital of the state. It has several harbors that attract tourists. The city is known for its tremendous pride, which it has in being a port of Portland. The cities of Lewiston, Auburn and Augusta are located south of Portland. They serve as the birthplaces of two different Maine political parties. The cities of Bangor and Augusta are home to the state’s two largest universities, the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Augusta. Biddeford is another city, which was included in “America’s Coolest Small Towns” list by CNN/Money Magazine. The city is strategically located in a bay for fishing and harvesting. It also has a university that attracts young people from all over the globe. Brunswick is another town on the list. It has been named the fastest growing city in New England in 2010. Moreover, Portland is one of the largest cities in the U.S., but its population of 766,000 is small compared to some other big cities. The city also has a highly developed port traffic center and a large number of colleges and universities. A great number of Europeans immigrate to Portland, most often its people come from Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia.
Portland’s History [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]:

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Least Expensive Houses in Portland Maine

The lobster industry, the mainstay of Maine’s economy, is located in this state. Lobster fishing has been going on for more than 400 years. The lobsters form a shell that can be harvested by dragging a gill net behind boats when they reach maturity. Only lobsters over 3½ pounds are kept; anything less leads to the discarded animals being burned or buried. Maine’s interior is dominated by hills, which make it difficult to grow crops the state. The coastal area of the state has several towns built for tourists visiting the lobster industry. Most of the lobster fishing is done in Maine’s northern region, which is bordered by Canada. The cold ocean currents make Maine’s climate colder than the rest of the country.
The Largest Lobster Ponds in Maine
1. The most productive lobster fishing ponds in Maine are located at Deer Isle, which has more than 24 million pounds of lobsters that are fished each year.
2. The second largest lobster fishing pond is located at Prospect Harbor, which produces more than 25 million pounds of product each year.
3. The third largest lobster fishing pond is located at West Boothbay in the very southeastern corner of Maine.
4. The Boar’s Head Island lobster fishing landing area on the coast of Maine has more than 25 million pounds of lobsters that are fished each year.
5. The Frenchman Island lobster fishing landing area has more than 20 million pounds of lobsters each year.

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My Favorite Places to Visit In Southeast Maine

There are a number of hiking trails in the state. The largest is the Appalachian Trail, which links many towns up and down the coast such as Presque Isle. The state also has several national parks, such as Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. These parks have hiking trails that have been used by tourists for years. There are also numerous historical sites in New England, the largest being Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. It has been there since 1795 and has been attracting tourists since the early days.
My Favorite Place to Visit in Southeast Maine

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