experiences a humid continental climate, with warm
(although generally not hot), humid summers. Winters are
cold and snowy throughout the state, and are especially
severe in the northern parts of Maine.
92.2% of Maine residents five years old or older
reported speaking only English in the home, up from
90.8% in 1990.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD
or the symbol $, is the official currency used in the
United States. Commonly referred to as the "American
dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol
As of 2008, Maine had an estimated
population of 1,321,504, which is an increase of 6,520,
or 0.5%, from the prior year and an increase of 46,582,
or 3.7%, since the year 2000.
Augusta is the capital of the US state
of Maine, county seat of Kennebec County, and center of
population for Maine. The city's population was
18,560 at the 2000 census, making it the third-smallest
state capital after Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre,