State of Maine

State of Maine waving flag
Bruce Fact: The State of Maine is the closest state to Iceland

Our Maine State Flag bears the coat of arms of the State of Maine on a blue field matching the shade of blue in the flag of the United States. The coat of arms includes: A farmer, a sailor, a pine tree, a moose, the State Motto in a banner above the figures and the word "Maine" in a banner at the bottom of the figures.

State of Maine Home Page

Secretary of State

Maine Libraries on the Web

Maine State Library

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Find Maine

Maine Weather
Listen to the music
Hint: Choose "open/play" and not "save-to-disk" if asked.

State of Maine Song
Written by Roger Vinton Snow
Composed by Roger Vinton Snow

Grand State of Maine, proudly we sing
To tell your glories to the land
To shout your praises till the echoes ring
Should fate unkind send us to roam
The scent of the fragrant pines,
The tang of the salty sea will call us home.
Oh, Pine Tree State
Your woods, fields and hills
Your lakes, streams and rockbound coast
Will ever fill our hearts with thrills
And tho' we seek far and wide
Our search will be in vain
To find a fairer spot on earth
Than Maine! Maine! Maine!

Just the Facts

Population: 1.2+ million
Area: 33,265 sq. miles
Capital of Maine: Augusta
Statehood: March 13, 1820 - 23rd State
State Motto: "Dirigo" (Latin for "I Lead")
Maine Governor: Angus S. King, Jr.
Maine State Song: "State of Maine Song"
State Fish: Landlocked Salmon
State Bird: Chickadee
State Animal: Moose
State Cat: Maine Coon Cat
State Tree: Eastern White Pine
State Flower: White Pine Cone & Tassel
State Nickname: The Pine Tree State
State Insect: Honeybee
Highest Point: Mt. Katahdin 5,268 ft.
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean; Sea Level
Lakes & Ponds: 6,000
Rivers & Streams: 5,100
Time Zone: Eastern Standard

Maine Constitution,
Statutes, and Laws

Maine Yellow Pages

Office of Tourism

State Parks

University of Maine

University of Southern Maine
This page was added February 7, 2002 at the request of the students in
Mrs. Karen Wille's grade 1/2 multi-age class at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg, Illinois
Hope this helps your project Amanda. Bruce
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