Maine is the 12th-smallest by area, the 9th-least populous, and the 13th-Least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Maine’s most populous city is Portland, and its capital is Augusta.
About Maine in brief
Maine is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; picturesque waterways; and its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820 when it voted to secede from Massachusetts to become a separate state. There is no definitive explanation for the origin of the name, but the most likely is that early explorers named it after the former province of Maine in France. Other theories mention earlier places with similar names or claim it is a nautical reference to the mainland. The state legislature in 2001 adopted a resolution establishing Franco-American Day, which stated that the state was named after the state of Maine. Maine is the 12th-smallest by area, the 9th-least populous, and the 13th-Least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Maine’s most populous city is Portland, and its capital is Augusta. The first European settlement in the area was by the French in 1604 on Saint Croix Island, by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons. The name was fixed for English settlers in 1665 when the English King’s Commissioners ordered that the \”Province of Maine\” be entered from then on in official records. The word “main” was a frequent shorthand for the word “Mainland” in English.
Maine until the 1845 Maine by Agnes Strickland established that she had no connection to the province; King Charles I married Henrietta Maria in 1625, three years after the name Maine first appeared on the charter. The theory generally held that the name of Maine, which is today just southeast of Dorchester, Dorset, rather than “MAINE” was chosen to honor the village where his first ancestors first lived in 1622. It’s the only state to border only one other state, is the easternmost among the contiguous United States, and is the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes. It was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820, under the Missouri Compromise, and it is located in the heart of the New England region of the United States. It has a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including coastal areas. It also has a rocky coastline and a heavily forestsed interior. The last inhabitants of the territory that is now Maine were Algonquian-speaking peoples, who lived for thousands of years during the last Ice Age. There are no direct links between Maine and the Algonquin language and the English language, but there is a connection between the two languages. Maine has a long history of settlement by Europeans, including the Popham Colony, established by the Plymouth Company in 1607, and a number of English settlements in the 1620s.
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