- Has a population of over 1,240,000.
- Is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, and has a total area of approximately 33,215 square miles.
- Has over 21,000 miles of public highways, exceeding the total mileage of any other New England state.
- Is almost as big as all of the other five New England States put together.
- Has one county (Aroostook) so big (6,453 square miles) that it actually covers an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
- Claims America’s first chartered town – York, chartered in 1641.
- Is recognized as one of the most healthful , beautiful and interesting states in the nation.
- Has 17 million acres of forestland and 3,500 miles of indescribably beautiful coastline, with bays, coves and similar indentations.
- Has 2,295 square miles of inland water area and over 2,000 coastal islands.
- Is one of America’s largest blueberry growing states, raising 90% of the low-bush blueberries in North America.
- Potatoes rank 3rd in acreage and 4th in production nationally.
- One of the mountains is approximately one mile high – Mt. Katahdin (5,268 ft above sea level).
- Is nationally famed for the fine taste, texture, and fresh color of its seafood, superior traits due to all the cool, clear waters which provide the perfect environment.
- Boasts 6,000 lakes and ponds and 5,100 rivers and streams abounding land-locked salmon, trout, small mouthed bass, pickerel, and perch.
- Makes a variety of products from toothpicks to destroyers.
- Has more than 25 ski areas, including nationally-known Sugarloaf USA which has a 9,000 ft. gondola line.
- Has 436,064 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway in northern Maine.
- Abounds in natural assets – lakes, beaches, mountains, seacoast – which make Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations
- …and is a Great Place to live and work!