Maine, an important indigenous territory: Wabanaki Nations of New England
The Wabanaki Nations – Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot – are thriving and growing in Maine and beyond. Over 10,000 Native people currently live in Maine. Most are Wabanaki – a confederacy of Nations that today consists of the four federally recognized tribes in Maine: Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet. In addition, the Wabanaki includes several bands of the Abenaki tribe, located primarily in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Quebec, Canada.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine and the seat of Cumberland County. Portland's population was 68,408 in April 2020. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, the 105th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Portland's economy relies mostly on the service sector and tourism. The Old Port district is known for its nightlife and 19th-century architecture. Marine industry still plays an important role in the city's economy, with an active waterfront that supports fishing and commercial shipping. The Port of Portland is the second-largest tonnage seaport in New England.
Native Americans, originally called the Portland peninsula Machigonne ("Great Neck"). Portland was named for Isle of Portland, off the coast of Dorset, England, and the city of Portland, Oregon, was in turn named for Portland, Maine.
Did you know?
Portland is home to Eimskip U.S.A., Iceland’s largest cargo shipping company, connecting Maine and New England to the Arctic region.
Weather in June
• Avg. High: 73.3 oF, 22.9 oC
• Avg. Low: 53.6 oF, 12.0 oC
• Avg. Precipitation: 3.79 inches, 3.79 mm
Food and Drink
• Winner, 2018 Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appetit magazine.
• Named "Best American City for Food" by the Daily Meal (April 2015).
• Ranked first city in the world (April 2016) for craft beer by the largest
independent travel publisher in the world, The Matador Network.
• Ranked number 10 in the "VegNews" 12 Best Towns for Vegan Living (2017).
More info on: https://www.visitportland.com/
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth is a vibrant, coastal New England city that honors its colorful history, preserving its authenticity while remaining passionately engaged in shaping its future. Its working seaport, unique locally owned shops and restaurants, world-class culture, engaging outdoor activities, vibrant nightlife and interesting local character attracts visitors from around the world, year-round. The whole-life, healthy environment of this walkable regional capital provides the catalyst for residents and visitors to enjoy a unique urban experience within a sustainable and progressive business environment.
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