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Maine, the United States

Updated: July 26, 2021
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Jilin province and the state of Maine established a friendly relationship on September 16, 1993.

Maine lies in the New England region of the United States, bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest.

Maine is the 12th-smallest state by area, the 9th-least populous, and the 13th-least densely populated. It is also the northeastern-most among the contiguous United States, and the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes.

Maine is known for its jagged, rocky coastline, low, rolling mountains, heavily forested interior, picturesque waterways and seafood, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including the coastal areas.

Manufacturing is the most important industry in Maine. Tourism sites are abundant and tourism related industries are extremely developed, there being many ski resorts for use in the long winters. Shipbuilding is a traditional competitive industry and the biotechnology industry is rapidly developing.