Only one U.S. state, New Hampshire, borders Maine. New Hampshire borders the state on its western side; to the northwest, Maine is bordered by Quebec and on to the northeast, it is bordered by New Brunswick, both of which are Canadian provinces. The Atlantic Ocean borders Maine on the east and south.Continue Reading
As of 2014, Maine is the least densely populated state in the U.S. It is known as the "Pine Tree State" due to the fact that around 83 percent of its land is forests. It is known for its beautiful rocky coastlines measuring around 230 miles altogether. It is home to West Quoddy Head, which is the easternmost point in the lower 48 states. Maine is also known for its lighthouses and fishing villages.
Summers in Maine are warm and humid, and winters are snowy and cold, although some areas have milder winters thanks to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. The record high temperature in Maine was set in 1911 at 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The record low was set in 2009 at -50 degrees.
Maine is also well-known for its lobster. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the lobster (which amounts to roughly 40 million pounds) on the market in the U.S. is caught off the coast of Maine.Learn more about The Northeast
New Hampshire's capital is Concord, an urban center in Merrimack County that is located near the center of the southern part of the state. Concord has a population, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, of almost 43,000 inhabitants and covers 67.5 square miles.Full Answer >
East Coast states include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida as well as Washington D.C. East Coast States are generally defined as bordering the Atlantic Ocean, although Vermont, in New England, does not and only a very small part of Pennsylvania does.Full Answer >
New England, located in the Northeastern United States, consists of six states: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. It is bordered by Canada to the north, New York state to the west, the Atlantic to the east, and Long Island Sound to the south.Full Answer >
The nine states the U.S. Census Bureau designates as the Northeast region are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are considered part of New England, while New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are Mid-Atlantic states.Full Answer >