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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. Maine has 60 lighthouses including Portland Head Light commissioned by George Washington.
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, smallmouthed 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.
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