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Maine is the only state that borders just one other U.S. state in the United States (New Hampshire is that lucky state)
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Maine is the biggest state among the six New England states and is about the same size as the other five New England States combined (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Maine is one of just two states (Nebraska is the other) where electoral votes are distributed according to the state’s congressional districts instead of the state as a whole. In a presidential election, Maine and Nebraska use the "congressional district method", selecting one elector within each congressional district by popular vote and selecting the remaining two electors by a statewide popular vote
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Eastport, Maine is the only United States municipality that has been ruled by a foreign government. The island town spent four years under British rule following the conclusion of the War of 1812 before being returned to the United States in 1818.
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In colonial America, Maritime commerce played a crucial role in the economy. Shipbuilding was a major industry for the New England states. Maine is one of only two states with its own naval ensign (the other is Massachusetts)
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Maine is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world. Maine produces 10 percent of all blueberries in North America, including wild and cultivated production. The town of Cherryfield is known for being the blueberry capital of the world.
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Maine is the biggest harvester of lobsters in the United States and accounts for about 50 percent of the USA’s lobster supply.
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6-feet-tall Pocahontas (Echo Point) Light, on the edge of Great Diamond Island, is the smallest lighthouse registered by the United States Coast Guard.
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Eartha, a forty-one-feet diameter rotating Earth, is the largest rotating globe on Earth. It is in the DeLorme lobby in Yarmouth, Maine
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Acadia National Park of Maine is the only national park in New England.
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Maine is the only state whose name has exactly one syllable
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Portland International Jetport is the busiest in Maine
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Stephen King wrote his first novel “Carrie” while working as a school teacher in Bangor, Maine. His novels are famously set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine.
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In 1641, York, Maine became America's first chartered city.
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Portland was first temporarily selected as the state capital. In 1832 the capital was moved to the centrally located site of Augusta.
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Maine's capital Augusta is the most eastern capital city in the United States.
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Joshua Chamberlain of Maine was the last Civil War veteran to die as a result of wounds from the war. He died about 50 years after the end of the Civil War