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  • Beautiful Maine, USA

     

    Maine is a state in the New England region in United States of America’s north east, which is bordered along Atlantic Ocean to the south east, in the south west it is has border with New Hampshire, it has border along northwest with Quebec, and New Brunswick to the north east of Maine is the northernmost area of New England and is the easternmost state in the adjacent United States. The native residents of the region that is now Maine had Algonquian-speaking language. In 1604, the first European settlement in Maine came under a French party. There is not any specific answer for the territory of the name Maine. In 2001 Maine adopted the state legislature resolution establishing Franco-American Day, which described that the state was named latterly by ancient Maine which is a province in France.

     

    The Atlantic Ocean is in south east and New Brunswick which is a province of Canada is in the north and northeast. The Canadian province of Quebec is along the border north west. Maine accounts nearly half the territory of whole land area including northern most state New England. Maine is very different than other states in a sense that it is bordered with only one other state (New Hampshire in the west). It is also very well known for its gorgeous ocean sceneries, with around 5,600 km (3,500 miles) of coastal line. There famous objects along the shoreline of Maine including lighthouses, fisher colonies, beaches, and several offshore islands (including the Isles of Shoals).

     

    Maine climate is humid, with warm (although overall not hot), humid summers. Winters are much cold and snow fall almost whole of the Maine state, and are especially severe in the northern parts of Maine. Coastal areas are moderated somewhat by the Atlantic Ocean. Daytime highs are generally in the 75-80 °F (24-27 °C) range throughout the state in July, with overnight lows in the high 50s°F (around 15 °C). January temperatures range from highs near 32 °F (0 °C) on the southern coast to overnight lows below 0 °F (-18 °C) in the far north. Maine is generally safe from hurricanes and tropical storms. Tornadoes are rare in Maine with the state averaging fewer than two per year, mostly occurring in the southern part of the state

    As of 2008, Maine has an estimated population of 1,321,504, which is an increase of 6,520, or 0.5%, from the prior year and an increase of 46,582, or 3.7%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 6,413 people (that is 71,276 births minus 64,863 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 41,808 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 5,004 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 36,804 people. The population density of the state is 41.3 people per square mile.

    Maine is a very popular tourist destination, but it also experiences harsh winters, and consequently, the great temporary influx of visitors occurs during the warmer months. Many of these visitors establish an alternate secondary residence in Maine during the warm months and then depart for their primary residence in the off-season. The mean population center of Maine is located in Kennebec County, in or near the town of Mount Vernon. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is the most densely populated with nearly 20% of Maine's population. As explained in detail under "Geography", there are large tracts of uninhabited land in some remote parts of the interior.


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