Maine State Government

Maine has uncertain origins. Though it’s worth noting that Maine was also the name of a traditional province in France.

Capital: Augusta

Largest Cities: Allagash, AuburnBangor, Biddeford, Brunswick, Houlton, Lewiston, Portland, Saco, Sanford, South PortlandWaterville, Westbrook 

Present Constitution Drafted: 1820

Entered Union: March 15, 1820 (23)

Motto: “I Lead”

State Flower: White Pine Cone and Tassel

State Tree: White Pine Tree

State Bird: Chickadee

State Cat: Maine Coon

State Insect: Honeybee

State Song: “State of Maine Song”

Nickname: The Pine Tree State