The One Minute Geographer: About Maine

Map of Maine from

We’ve spent a bit of time on Canada, so while we are in the neighborhood, let’s take a look at Maine.

Maine is a large state by New England standards; it’s almost as big in area as the other five New England states combined. Maine’s population is very concentrated in the southern third of the state. In fact, here’s an exercise you can do: On the map above, or in a road atlas, with your fingers…



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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.