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Many symbols of Maine can be found in our Maine coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Maine Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Maine OutlineState Name: Maine
State Nickname: The Pine Tree State
State Capital: Augusta
State Governor: Paul LePage
State Abbreviation: Maine
2 letter Postal Code: ME
Area: 33,215 square miles
Date Entered the Union: March 15, 1820
State #: 23
Borders: Canada, New Hampshire, Atlantic Ocean
Maine flagFlag Meaning: A version of the state seal is centered in a blue rectangle. A farmer and a seaman represent two of Maine's occupations. The pinetree symbolizes the forests, and the moose symbolizes the abundant wildlife. The North Star (above the shield) represents Maine's northern location. A ribbon, with the state's motto - "DIRIGO," translated from Latin means "I direct". Below, another ribbon read "MAINE." The flag is trimmed in yellow fringe. It was adopted in 1909.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 2
State Motto: Dirigo (I lead)
State Flower: white pine cone and tassel
State Bird: chickadee
State Song: "State of Maine Song"
State Tree: white pine tree
State Mammal: moose
State Fish: landlocked salmon
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Porland, Auburn, Biddeford, Augusta, Saco, Westbrook, Waterville
Famous Residents:
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
- Stephen King, writer
- Linda Lavin, actress
- George Putnam, publisher
Attractions: The Black Mansion, Burnham Tavern, First Parish Church, Penobscot Marine Museum, Pepperell House, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Wedding Cake House, York Gaol, Acadia National Park, Davenport Maritime Museum
Agriculture: fruits, livestock, dairy products, oats, potatoes, poultry and eggs
Industries: textiles, fishing,
Natural Resources: feldspar, granite, limestone, peat, slate, fish, lumber

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