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The largest of the six New England states in area, it lies at the northeastern corner of the country. Its total area, including about 2, square miles 6, square km of inland water, represents nearly half of the total area of New England. Maine is bounded to the northwest and northeast by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick , respectively, and to the west by New Hampshire.
The famed rocky coastline of the state is angled from southwest to northeast along the Atlantic Ocean.
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Maine was admitted to the union on March 15, , as the 23rd state; its capital is Augusta. Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River.
More than four-fifths of its total land area is under forest cover. By most statistical measures Maine is an economically depressed state, yet the rugged beauty and challenge of its climate and landscape and the character of its people have given Maine an importance beyond its economic and political power. Limited economic growth has contributed to the preservation of much of its natural appearance.
Fishing, forestry, mining, and agriculture comprise the second most important sector. The state thus epitomizes the increasingly difficult national choices between preservation of environmental quality and potential economic expansion.
Area 35, square miles 91, square km. Population 1,,; est. Quoddy Head, near Lubec , is the easternmost point in the country. The western and northwestern borders adjoining New Hampshire and Quebec have the most rugged terrain, with numerous glacier-scoured peaks, lakes, and narrow valleys. South and east of the mountain areas lie rolling hills and smaller mountains and the broad valleys of the Saco , Androscoggin , Kennebec , and Penobscot rivers. From Cape Elizabeth to Rockland , the coastline of Maine is a series of peninsulas, narrow estuaries, bays, fjords, and coves—once glacier-covered mountains and valleys now partially submerged in the post-Ice Age rise in sea level.
The coast from Rockland to Washington county consists of bays and islands, as well as interior hills. The tides along this famous rockbound coast are among the strongest in the world, running between 12 and 24 feet 3.
Nature chose to endow New Hampshire with an infinite variety of lakes and ponds, almost inexhaustible in resources and unlimited in beauty. Each lake holds. [PDF] Lakes and Ponds of the Granite State (Images of America) by Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.. Book file. PDF easily for everyone and every device. You can.
Off the coast of the state lie about 1, islands, some no more than rocky ledges, others topped with trees and sheltering the homes of fishermen, lobstermen, and summer residents. All told, the coast of Maine—including the bays, inlets, and river estuaries—totals some 3, miles 5, km. Northern Maine is a dissected upland drained by north-flowing streams.
The St. John River and its principal tributary, the Allagash, are the major exceptions, flowing north and then east along the northern border of Maine and turning south through New Brunswick, Can. The state is dotted with 2, lakes and ponds, the largest of which is Moosehead Lake square miles [ square km].