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How can you download a map of the New England states?

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A map of the New England states may be downloaded by visiting DiscoverNewEngland.org and clicking on the New England Travel Guide. The free guide provides travelers with a detailed map of the towns and cities of each state, major highways and interstates, scenic routes and points of interest, and a brief history of the region.

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New England stretches from Maine in the north to Connecticut in the south and includes the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The region shares a northern border with Canada, with the Atlantic Ocean resting to the east and New York state to the west. The diverse terrain of New England includes rivers and lakes, tall forests, mountains, farmlands and rocky coastlines featuring soft, sandy beaches.

Major highways of New England include Interstate 95, which stretches from eastern-central Maine south through the entire eastern coast, and Interstate 91, which runs from northern Vermont south through Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The largest New England city is Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and financial and transportation hub of the Northeast. Other state capitals are Augusta, Maine; Montpelier, Vermont; Concord, New Hampshire; Hartford, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to Boston, major ports include Newport, Rhode Island and Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine.

Maine is the largest in geographical size, covering roughly 30,862 square miles. At just 48 miles long and 37 miles wide, Rhode Island is the smallest of the region and the entire United States.

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