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Maine is the easternmost US state, situated in the northeastern United States bordering Canada. It is also the northernmost of the six New England states.
Maine is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Québec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the north and northeast. The state borders the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Maine) to the southeast and the US state of New Hampshire to the southwest. The state's nickname is "The Pine Tree State", the destination-marketing organization for the United States promotes Maine as "Vacationland".
Maine was originally part of Massachusetts. It was included in the Charter of New England in 1620 and the Charter of Massachusetts Bay in 1629, the latter became the Constitution of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, predecessor to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1819, Massachusetts agreed to allow its district of Maine to petition for statehood. Maine was admitted to the Union as a separate state on 15th March 1820 as the 23rd state. 
Maine occupies an area of 91,646 km² (35,385 sq mi) , compared it is about the size of Portugal. Compared in size with other US states, it is the largest of the six New England states, but it would fit more than seven times into Texas.
Maine's landscape offers some unique geographical features: the state is number one in forestry in the US, about 83% of its territory is forested.
West Quoddy Head is the easternmost point on the U.S. mainland.
The northern section of the Appalachian Mountains, the eroded remains of an ancient mountain range of once alpine proportions, runs along the northwestern border of the state.
Highest elevation in the state is Mount Katahdin 1606 m (5,270 ft), located in Baxter State Park almost in the center of Maine, it is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the 3,500 km (2,200 mi) long marked hiking trail in the Eastern US.
In the disputed maritime border area is Old Sow whirlpool, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
Coastal Maine with its charming coastal towns, seaside drives, peninsulas, lighthouses, lakes and mountains, is a popular tourist destination.
Old Orchard Beach, a popular summer beach destination with clam shacks and T-shirt shops.
Machias Seal Island and North Rock are two of Maine's 3,166 coastal islands, the sovereignty of both islands is disputed between Canada and the US, the area is referred to colloquially as the "Grey Zone".
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Mount Desert Island, largest island off the coast of Maine and home to the first national park east of the Mississippi, the Acadia National Park. The Acadia National Park protects more than half of Mount Desert Island, the remote Isle au Haut, parts of Baker Island, and a portion of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland. Other popular islands worthwhile a visit are Chebeague Island, the largest of the Casco Bay Islands; Squirrel Island is Maine’s oldest summer colony; genteel North Haven and neighboring Vinalhaven Island, Maine’s largest offshore island has one of the world’s largest lobster fishing fleets.
Maine is a lake-rich region, hundreds of lakes and ponds are decoratively distributed throughout the state, the largest are Moosehead Lake, Sebago Lake, and Chesuncook Lake.
Maine has a population of about 1.34 million people (est. 2018) , it is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi. Capital city is Augusta, largest city and economic capital is Portland (Maine), largest metropolitan area is Greater Portland (Portland-South Portland-Biddeford).
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Busiest airports in the state are Portland International Jetport (IATA code: PWM), and Bangor International Airport (IATA code: BGR).
Cities and Towns in Maine
The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Maine:
Largest cities in Maine with a population of more than 20,000:
Portland (66,200), Lewiston (36,600), Bangor (33,000), South Portland (25,000; adjoining Portland), Auburn (23,000; Auburn and Lewiston are known as the Twin Cities), Sanford (21,000), Biddeford (21,000)
Other cities and towns in Maine:
Ashland, Augusta, Bar Harbor, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Caribou, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Eastport, Ellsworth, Farmington, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Greenville, Houlton, Jackman, Kittery, Lincoln, Machias, Macwahoc, Madawaska, Mars Hill, Millinocket, Newport, Norway, Orono, Presque Isle, Rockland, Rumford, Saco, Skowhegan, Topsfield, Van Buren, Vanceboro, Waterville, and Westbrook.
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