Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. It has two nicknames, “The Pine Tree State” and “Vacationland.”
Here are 10 interesting facts about the state:
10 Interesting Facts About Maine #1:
The first interesting fact about the state is that it has a population of 1,328,302 people, according to a 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.
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As many people know, the state is known for its seafood. In particular, it is famous for both its delicious lobster and clams.
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It is one of the safest states in the nation in regards to crime rates.
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The capital of the state is Augusta. It should be noted, however, that the capital is not the largest city by population. The largest city by population is Portland. Portland has an estimated population of 66,194 people; and, as for Augusta, the population is only 18,946 people.
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One of the places that you should visit in Maine in the future is the Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor. This park is the only national park in New England. Another place that you could visit is Ogunquit, as it is a beautiful beach town that has great seafood restaurants.
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Maine is home to a significant population of white people. In fact, according to the 2010 US Census, 95.2% of the residents are white.
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The largest religion by population in the state is Roman Catholicism. It has been estimated that 28% of the population is Roman Catholic.
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Another interesting fact is that one of the greatest movies of all time, The Shawshank Redemption, was filmed in the state.
10 Interesting Facts About Maine #9:
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote most of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the town of Brunswick.
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The last interesting fact is that the state berry is the wild blueberry. For people who visiting the Maine in the future, you should try some of the delectable blueberries that can be found in many of the restaurants throughout the state.
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