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
Capital of Maine State: Augusta
Date of Statehood: March 15, 1820
Maine State Population: 1,321,505 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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)
Maine State Tree: White Pine (Legislation of 1895)
Maine State Bird:
Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)(Legislation of 1927)
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 Flag:
Maine State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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