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Maine State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Maine as the 23rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Maine.

State Name: Maine

Abbreviation: ME

Capital of Maine State: Augusta

Date of Statehood: March 15, 1820

Maine State Population: 1,321,505 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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Primary Agriculture: Maine's blueberry crop is the largest in the nation, raising 98% of the low bush blueberries in the United States. Potatoes rank 3rd in acreage and 3rd in production nationally.

Primary Industry: Maine is nationally famed for its shellfish; over 46 million pounds of lobster were harvested in 1997. The total of all shellfish and fin fish harvested was approximately 237 million pounds with a total value of $273 million in 1997.

Maine State Nickname: The Pine Tree State

Maine State Motto: Dirigo (I lead)

Maine State Flower:
White Pinecone and Tassel (Pinus strobus)(Legislation of 1895)
Picture of the White Pinecone and Tassel, the official state flower of Maine.
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Maine State Tree: White Pine (Legislation of 1895)

Maine State Bird:
Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)(Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Black-Capped+Chickadee, the official state bird of Maine.
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Maine State Fish: Landlocked Salmon (Legislation of 1969)

Maine State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)

Maine State Gemstone: Tourmaline (Legislation of 1971)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Maine.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Maine.
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State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Maine.
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Maine State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Maine state.
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Maine State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Maine state.
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