is a state in the northeastern United States with an area of 35,380 square miles (91,634 km²). It is bordered by Canada and the U.S. state of New Hampshire to the north and east respectively, and its Atlantic coast is rocky and scenic. According to 2022 estimates, Maine has a population of 1,385,340 people. Its capital is Augusta, and its economy is mainly based on agriculture, timber and wood products, potatoes, lobsters, and tourism.
Nicknamed the “Pine Tree State”, Maine is home to the Appalachian Mountains which reach a peak of 5,268 feet (1,606 m) at Mount Katahdin. It also boasts many lakes and valleys along its upland region. The state's motto is "Dirigo" (I Direct), its bird is the black-capped chickadee and its flower is the white pine cone and tassel. Its state song is "State Song of Maine". Maine was admitted to the Union on 15 March
1820 and currently has two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The time zone is Eastern (GMT − 5 hours).