Maine

Maine (English: Maine) is a state in the north-east of the USA. The population is 1.27 million people (40th place among US states; 2000 data). The capital is Augusta, the largest city is Portland.

The official nickname is “Pine State”.

Geography

Maine covers an area of ​​86,542 km² (39th largest state).

History

Settlement of Maine by Europeans began in 1607 under the control of the Plymouth Company. The land patent of 1622 regulated the establishment of the Province of Maine. The name is believed to come from the name of the French province of Maine.

Famous people

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

Portland, Maine

Portland
Place in the United States
Location of Portland in Maine
Location of Maine in the US
Location
County Cumberland
Type of place City
State Maine
Coordinates 43° 40′ N, 70° 16′ W
General
Surface 179.85 km²
– country 55.19 km²
– water 124.66 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
63,011
(1,142 inhabitant/km²)
Height 19 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04108, 04109, 04112, 04116, 04122, 04123, 04124
FIPS code 60545
Website portlandmaine.gov

Congress Street in Portland

According to COUNTRYAAH, Portland is Maine ‘s largest city, with a population (in 2004) of 63,882 people. It is the capital of Cumberland County. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean, about 180 km northeast of Boston (Massachusetts). Portland was the capital of Maine until 1832, since that year Augusta has been the capital of the state.

Portland is an attractive city for tourists because of its lively downtown and historic harbor area on the Fore River. The Portland Head lighthouse in nearby Cape Elizabeth also attracts many visitors.

Traffic and transport

Air service is available from Portland (Maine) International Airport, which is located two miles from downtown.

Portland is accessible from Interstate 95 (the Maine Turnpike), I-295, and US 1.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Portland.

Portland

Gorham (14 km)

Yarmouth (16 km)

Cumberland Center (15 km)

Falmouth Foreside (5 miles)

Little Falls – South Windham (14 km)

Scarborough (10km)

South Portland (4 km)

Westbrook (7 km)

Born in Portland

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882), poet
  • Greenleaf Pickard (1877–1956), radio pioneer
  • Mildred Elizabeth Gillars (1900-1988), collaborator known by the nicknames Axis Sally, Berlin Bitch, Berlin Babe, Olga and Sally
  • Phyllis Thaxter (1919–2012), actress
  • Linda Lavin (1937), singer and actress
  • Stephen King (1947), writer
  • Andrea Martin (1947), actress
  • Victoria Rowell (1959), actress
  • Judd Nelson (1959), actor
  • Stephen Hague (1960), music producer
  • Dana Colley (1961), saxophonist
  • Kevin Eastman (1962), comic book artist
  • Christopher Daniel Barnes (1972), actor
  • Ian Crocker (1982), swimmer
  • Anna Kendrick (1985), actress
  • Elle Logan (1987), rower

Lewiston (Maine)

Lewiston
Place in the United States
Location of Lewiston in Maine
Location of Maine in the US
Location
County Androscoggin County
Type of place City
State Maine
Coordinates 44° 6′ N, 70° 12′ W
General
Surface 88.3 km²
– country 85.5 km²
– water 2.8 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
35,734
Height 109 m
Other
FIPS code 38740

Lewiston is a city in the US state of Maine, and is administratively part of Androscoggin County.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, the number of inhabitants was fixed at 35,690. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 35,734, an increase of 44 (0.1%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place covers an area of ​​91.1 km², of which 88.3 km² is land and 2.8 km² is water. Lewiston is approximately 109 m above sea level.

Born in Lewiston

  • Robert LeGendre (1898-1931), athlete
  • Patrick Dempsey (1966), actor

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 28 km radius of Lewiston.

Lewiston

Oxford (24 km)

Auburn (4km)

Brunswick (28 km)

Freeport (28 km)

Lisbon Falls (15 km)

Mechanical Falls (16 km)

Topsham (27 km)

Bangor (Maine)

Bangor
Place in the United States
Location of Bangor in Maine
Location of Maine in the US
Location
County Penobscot County
Type of place City
State Maine
Coordinates 44° 49′ N, 68° 47′ W
General
Surface 89.2 km²
– country 88.4 km²
– water 0.8 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
31.008
Height 54 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 04401–04402, 4401
FIPS code 02795

Bangor is a city in the American state of Maine, and is administratively part of Penobscot County. The city is the main commercial center for eastern and northeast Maine.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, the number of inhabitants was set at 31,473. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 31,008, a decrease of 465 (-1.5%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​90.0 km², of which 89.2 km² is land and 0.8 km² is water. Bangor is approximately 54 meters above sea level.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a radius of 20 km around Bangor.

Bangor

Brewer (3 km)

Hampden (7km)

Milford (19 km)

Old Town (17 km)

Orono (12 km)

Winterport (20 km)

Born

  • Chuck Peddle (1937), inventor
  • William Cohen (1940), politician and minister
  • Charles Rocket (1949-2005), actor
  • Adam Craig (1981), mountain biker

South Portland, Maine

South Portland
Place in the United States
Location of South Portland in Maine
Location of Maine in the US
Location
County Cumberland County
Type of place City
State Maine
Coordinates 43° 38′ N, 70° 16′ W
General
Surface 31.1 km²
– country 25.1 km²
– water 6.0 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
23,784
Height 7 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 04106, 04116
FIPS code 71990

South Portland is a city in the US state of Maine, which is administratively part of Cumberland County.

The Maine Mall is located in the town, and is the largest in the state of Maine.

Demographics

At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 23,324. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 23,784, an increase of 460 (2.0%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​37.1 km², of which 31.1 km² is land and 6.0 km² is water.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of South Portland.

South Portland

Gorham (15 km)

Falmouth Foreside (7.5 miles)

Little Falls – South Windham (16 km)

Old Orchard Beach (16 km)

Portland (4 miles)

Scarborough (7 km)

Westbrook (9 km)

South Portland, Maine

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