Offers a full list of counties and county equivalents in Maine featuring the
oldest, newest, largest and smallest counties by population and area, as
well as county seals and political map of Maine.
the abbreviations and acronyms that stand for Maine. Also includes other
English words or phrases that have the same initials as state name of Maine.
Maine is a United States state in the north of the country. Maine
borders Canada to the north and west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Over
90% of the area is covered by forest, especially pine. Hence the name Pine Tree
Thick forests and a wild coast
The entire northern line of Maine borders Canada. Large parts of the state
are covered in forest. The Atlantic coast is a rough but contemplative area with
a world-famous scenery along the rocky coasts. The combination of forests and
the beautiful coast attracts many tourists.
The state is only very sparsely populated. Maine is the easternmost of all
states. The strong influence of the last Ice Age can be seen in the Somes Sound
fjord or the Bubble Rock formation. The region belongs to New England, a region
that includes Maine as well as the states of Connecticut, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The Acadia National Park is the only national park in New England.
The national park includes some islands and the Somes Sound fjord. Most of
the national park is on Mount Desert Island.
Contested Territory - On the border between the English and the French
The region around and in Maine was visited by Europeans relatively
early. John Gabot toured the country as early as 1497 and laid the foundation
for the later claims of the English.
The first European settlers, however, were French. From then on, Maine was a
very competitive area between the English and the French.
After independence, Maine was only part of Massachusetts until it became a
separate state in 1820.
Things to Do - The perfect place for an outdoor vacation in nature
The sparsely populated area and the beautiful landscape make Maine a perfect
place for a nice outdoor vacation. In summer, the wide beaches offer a beach
holiday that is not characterized by tropical palm trees. In contrast to the
south, it is quite easy to find a deserted beach here that is not overrun by
The lakes and the coast offer great opportunities for fishing, paddling and
sailing along the coast is possible. Large forest areas invite you to camp.
Nature not only attracts people. Rare and impressive animals can also be seen
again and again. Rare bird species rest at the lakes, rivers and forest
clearings attract moose. Whales can also be seen on the coast.