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"Tree" of Facts

22 cities
424 towns
16 Counties
51 plantations
33,215 square miles
6,000 Lakes and Ponds
3,500 miles of coastline
17 million acres of Forest
416 unorganized townships
32,000 miles of Rivers and Streams
Winter temperatures averaging 20F
Summer temperatures averaging 70F
Population in 2006: estimate 1.3 million
92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway
America's first chartered city: York, 1641
Became the 23rd State on March 15, 1820
542,629 acres of state and national parks
Harvested over 72.5 million pounds of lobster in 2006
Harvested over 138 million pounds of finfish in 2006
Harvested approximately 46 million pounds of shellfish in 2006
Mt. Katahdin (5,268 ft. above sea level) approximately 1 mile high
Baxter State Park - Mt. Katahdin & northern end of Appalachian Trail
Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor is the only national park in New England
Potatoes rank 6th in production nationally in 2006 with 58,000 acres in production
With an annual crop valued at more than $75 million, wild blueberries make a major contribution to Maine's economy.

320 miles long
210 miles wide
Capital: Augusta

(page updated 12/12/08)