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About Augusta

Flag of Augusta, MaineSatellite view showing Augusta, the seat of Kennebec County and the capital of the State of Maine in the United States.
The city is located on the Kennebec River in the New England Region in the southwestern portion of Maine, about 180 mi (290 km) east of Montpelier, VT and about 160 mi (260 km) north east of Boston.



State Capitol Building or Maine State House, Augusta, State of Maine, United States
View of the State Capitol Building, known as the Maine State House.
Image: Alexius Horatius
In 1754 in the time of the French and Indian War, a palisade fort was built at the head of navigation of the Kennebec River, adjacent to Cushnoc, a 17th-century trading post, to protect English villages in the region and to promote settlement in the area. The British colonial outpost was named Fort Western. Cushnoc was incorporated in 1771 and the name changed to Augusta. Maine, originally an exclave of Massachusetts became a state in 1820 and Augusta was its designated capital.

Today Augusta has a population of about 18,500 inhabitants (in 2015). The city comes with five public schools, one private school, one college, the University of Maine at Augusta, and two public libraries.

What distinguishes Augusta from other American capitals?
1. It is the easternmost US state capital.
2. It is the third smallest capital of an US state.


Main(e) sights:

Downtown Augusta seen from across Kennebec River, State of Maine, United States
Downtown Augusta seen from across Kennebec River.
Image: Billy Hathorn



 
State Capitol Building, known as the Maine State House, the Governor of Maine and the Maine Legislature convene at the State House.

Maine State Museum, historical exhibitions like "Inventors and Sportsmen: Maine Gunsmiths in the 1800s" and "To the Highest Standard" with a focus on Civil War flags.

Old Fort Western, a former British colonial outpost built in 1754.

Blaine House, or Executive Mansion, the official residence of the Governor of Maine.

Children's Discovery Museum, fun 4 kids, indoor playground with a pretend restaurant, and a pretend supermarket, the museum is hidden in a small shopping complex.

Viles Arboretum, park, botanical garden and arboretum with a Tree Farm Demonstration Area.

Lakes: Maine is a state of many lakes, major lakes around Augusta are: Cobbosseecontee Lake, Maranacook Lake, Lake Messalonskee, Togus Pond and Webber Pond.


Just zoom in to see Maine State House, the state capitol of the State of Maine, completed in 1832.

The Map shows a city map of Augusta with expressways, main roads and streets, and Augusta State Airport (IATA code: AUG).

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Local Time Augusta:
Wednsday-December-7 2016  21:03  
Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

 
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Augusta, Maine, USA.

City Coordinates: 44°18′38″N 69°46′48″W
 
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External Links:
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