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STATISTICAL


Population: 1,274,923
U.S. census 2000

Land Area: 30,995 square miles
Counties: 16 Cities: 22
Towns: 424 Plantations: 51
Unorganized towns: 416 Area Code: 207
Largest cities: Portland, Lewistown, Bangor,
First Chartered City: York in York County, in 1641. Maine claims the first chartered city in the United States
Highest Point: Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park, 5,267 feet above sea level.
Eastern-most Point: Lubec in Washington County is the most eastern in Maine and in the United States


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Average Temperature: Summer 70', winter 20' F
Telephone Area Code: 207
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time Sales Tax: 6%
Meals & Lodging Tax: 7% Gratuity: Generally not included, 15% is adequate.
Radar Detectors:
Permitted
Legal Drinking Age: 21Maine has tough drunk driving laws.
Seat Belts: Maine law requires ages 19 and under to use seat belts; infants to age 5 must be in a child restraint.
Liquor Sales: Restricted from Saturday midnight to Sunday noon.
Smoking: is prohibited in public buildings unless otherwise noted.
Portland ........................................................... MILEAGE CHART
8 Old Orchard
35 27 Ogunquit
34 45 75 Lewiston/Auburn
50 42 15 84 Kittery
29 20 11 69 26 Kennebunkport
167 191 192 138 217 197 Jackman
253 261 288 226 302 282 207 Houlton
54 63 79 55 83 73 179 279 Fryeburg
16 36 51 28 65 45 131 237 63 Freeport
85 93 120 76 135 118 150 173 136 69 Camden/Rockland
231 205 292 204 281 286 222 91 187 241 173 Calais
59 70 84 51 109 38 146 221 106 43 52 221 Boothbay
63 72 97 46 111 91 144 253 37 56 126 231 96 Bethel
161 127 196 135 211 187 170 188 190 153 77 135 125 179 Bar Harbor
133 139 188 106 183 162 124 120 159 117 53 98 101 123 46 Bangor
57 65 80 30 107 74 110 199 85 41 36 174 35 76 104 76 Augusta

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PURSUIT OF TRIVIA


Nickname: The Pine Tree State
State Capital: Augusta, Kennebec County
Statehood: 23rd state / March 15, 1820 State Motto: Dirigo (I lead)
State Bird: Chicadee State Animal: Moose
State Fish: Landlocked salmon State Flower: White pine cone and tassel
State Fosssil: Pertica quadrifaria State Gemstone: Tourmaline
State Insect: Honeybee State Tree: White Pine

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