Quick facts about Maine
Location: See map on the right side of the page.
Size 30,862 square miles. Maine is the 39th largest state. The next larger state is Indiana and the next smaller state is South Carolina.
(: 1) Population 1,321,505 people. Maine is the 40th most populous state. The next more populous state is Idaho and the next less populous state is New Hampshire.
(: 2) Population Density: 42.82 people per square mile. Maine is the 38th most densely populated state. The next more densely populated state is Colorado and the next less densely populated state is Oregon.
Bordering States: Maine shares a border with only 1 other state: New Hampshire.
Admission to the Union: March 15, 1820. Maine was the 23rd state admitted to the Union, after Alabama and before Missouri.
Highest Point: 5,267 feet at Mount Katahdin. See SummitPost's Katahdin page.
Lowest Point: Sea Level at the Atlantic Ocean.
Government website: Maine.gov.
Official Tourism website: It Must be Maine.
Still not enough? See Wikipedia's Maine page.
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Rockland Breakwater Light
Counties in Maine
Below are the ## counties in Maine. Although infrequent, counties sometimes do change so please let me know if any of this information is out of date and I will update it. Those counties that I have visited are in bold. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a county somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.
Aroostook: Largest county in Maine (6,672 square miles).
Cumberland: Largest county population in Maine (265,612 people in 2000 Census).
Knox: Atlantic Puffin Colony; Franklin Island Light; Maine Lighthouse Museum; Marshall Point Lighthouse; Owls Head Light; Puffins, Seals and Lighthouses; Rockland Breakwater Light; Rockland-Vinalhaven Island Ferry
Piscataquis: Smallest county population in Maine (17,235 people in 2000 Census).
Sagadahoc: Smallest county in Maine (254 square miles).
Waldo: Fort Knox State Historic Site; Fort Point Lighthouse; Fort Pownall; Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory
York: Isles of Shoals
(1) U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder: 2005 Population Estimates; Table GCT-T1.
(2) U.S. Census Bureau FedStats - MapStats: 2000 Land Area; United States.
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