STATE of MAINE (ME)
23rd Star in U.S. Flag
Area: 30,862 sq.miles 112,826 sq. km.
Statehood: March15, 1820
Nickname: “Pine tree state”
Motto: Dirigio (I lead)
Name Origin: Used to distinguish mainland from offshore islands; also a compliment to Herrietta-Marie Queen of Charles I who owned the provence of Mayne in France.
State website: www.visitmaine.com