Maine

 

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Maine is the most northeasternmost state in the United States. Bordered on the west by New Hampshire, to the north and east by the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south-east.

The Algonquian-speaking peoples inhabiting the region called it “Land of the Frozen Ground,” and there are two theories of the derivation of the state’s English name: that it was named for the former French province of Maine and that it was so named for being the “mainland,” as opposed to the coastal islands.

Maine was admitted to the union on March 15, 1820, as the 23rd state; its capital is Augusta.

Maine is sparsely populated and more than four-fifths of its total land area is under forest cover. However, its coastal communities have recorded accelerating growth rates, increased residential and commercial construction, and increased revenues. Maine’s economy has become increasingly dependent on services, while the traditional industry, the manufacture of paper and paper products, has declined. Fishing, forestry, mining, and agriculture comprise the second most important sector.

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