- Augusta; 18,551
- 35,385 square miles (91,646 square kilometers)
- Per Capita Income:
- U.S. $27,804
- Date Statehood Achieved:
- March 15, 1820
Timber-products companies own nearly half of Maine's forests. Potatoes, apples, and blueberries are other offerings of the land. From the sea comes as much as 50 million pounds of lobster a year, a delicacy enjoyed by many of the almost nine million annual visitors. As development edges north, the state and conservation groups are buying up pristine lands. French speakers predominate in many towns along the state's border with Canada's Quebec Province.
- Industry: Health services, tourism, forest products, leather products, electrical equipment, food processing, textiles
- Agriculture: Seafood, potatoes, dairy products, poultry and eggs, livestock, apples, blueberries, vegetables
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition
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