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Augusta, Maine (ME)

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Where is the Capital of Maine?
The Map of Maine (ME) shows the location of the state capital in the "Pine Tree State". Maine has 16 counties, and the capital of the State is Augusta. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Augusta including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Augusta, Maine.


The maps provide an outline of the state, which covers 35,387 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Augusta, is 79.11 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Augusta?
The location of Augusta is in the south western portion of Maine on the Kennebec River. The city is located in Kennebec county, Maine.

Capital of Maine - Augusta
Each of the 50 states have t
heir own capital city. The city of Augusta is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Maine? (ME)

The State of Maine is located the North eastern United States.


History & Facts on Augusta, the Capital of Maine
The History and Fast, fun facts about Augusta, the capital city of the
"Pine Tree State":

History & Facts about Augusta, Maine - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Augusta although the largest city is Portland
Fact 2: The state covers 35,387 square miles and the size of the capital is 79.11 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city Augusta is 230,058. Nickname "Vacationland"
Fact 4: History - Augusta became county seat for Kennebec County in 1799 and state capitol in 1827

Fact 5: History - In 1607 English pioneers, from the Popham Colony, explored the area of Augusta.

Fact 6: History - Plymouth Colony Pilgrims established a trading post in 1628

Fact 7: History - The town was abandoned in 1676 due to conflict with the Native Americans on the Maine frontier, referred to as King Philip’s War

Fact 8: History - Fort Western was constructed in 1754 and settlers returned to the area.

Fact 9: History - The city was a major rallying point for soldiers during the Civil War (1861-1865) and was the site of the only Federal Hospital in Maine

Fact 10: History - An amendment to the Maine Constitution in 1909 made Augusta the capital city of Maine forever.

History & Facts about Augusta, Maine - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Augusta, Maine
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Augusta, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Augusta was 230,058, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Augusta, Maine - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Maine - Augusta

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