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Welcome to Maine

Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, New Hampshire to the southwest, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is the northernmost portion of New England and is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States. It is called the Pine Tree State because ninety percent of its land is forested. It is known for its scenery, with its jagged, rocky cliffs and thousands of bays and inlets on the coast and inland, by contrast, are lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains. Also, Maine is well known for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. Maine has lighthouses, beaches, fishing villages, and thousands of offshore islands, including the Isles of Shoals, which straddle the New Hampshire border.

Maine experiences warm, humid summers and cold and snowy winters throughout the state, which are especially severe in the northern parts of Maine.

Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Misissippi River with an estimated population of 1,321,504 in 2008. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is the most densely populated with nearly 20% of Maine's population.

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Alna Appleton Ashland
Auburn Augusta Bailey Island
Baileyville Bangor Bar Harbor
Bass Harbor Bath Belfast
Biddeford Blue Hill Boothbay
Boothbay Harbor Bowdoinham Brewer
Bridgton Brooklin Brooksville
Brunswick Bucksport Calais
Camden Cape Elizabeth Caribou
Castine Chebeague Island Cherryfield
Corinna Cumberland Center Damariscotta
Danforth Denmark Dexter
Dixfield Dover Foxcroft Eliot
Ellsworth Fairfield Falmouth
Farmingdale Farmington Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent Freeport Fryeburg
Gardiner Georgetown Gorham
Gray Greene Greenville
Hallowell Hampden Hancock
Harpswell Harrison Holden
Houlton Howland Island Falls
Kenduskeag Kennebunk Kennebunkport
Kittery Lebanon Levant
Lewiston Limerick Limestone
Lincoln Lincolnville Lisbon Falls
Livermore Livermore Falls Long Island
Lovell Lubec Lyman
Machias Mars Hill Mechanic Falls
Mexico Milbridge Millinocket
Milo Monmouth Mount Desert
Naples New Gloucester New Harbor
Newcastle Norridgewock Northeast Harbor
Norway Ogunquit Old Orchard Beach
Old Town Orono Orrington
Oxford Parsonsfield Pembroke
Phippsburg Poland Portage
Portland Presque Isle Princeton
Rangeley Richmond Rockland
Rockwood Rumford Sabattus
Saco Sanford Scarborough
Searsport Sebec Skowhegan
South Berwick South Bristol South China
South Paris South Portland Southwest Harbor
Springvale Standish Steep Falls
Strong Sullivan Tenants Harbor
Thomaston Topsham Trenton
Van Buren Vassalboro Warren
Washington Waterville Wells
West Forks Westbrook Wilton
Windham Winslow Winter Harbor
Winthrop Wiscasset Yarmouth