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Portlandcityseat of Cumberland countysouthwestern MaineU. The city is built largely on two hilly peninsulas overlooking Casco Bay and its many islands. It was raided in by Indians and in by French and Indians. In the settlement then known as Falmouth was bombarded and burned by the British.
Rebuilt, it was incorporated as a town in and named for the Isle of Portland in Dorsetshire, England. When Maine became a state inPortland served as the capital until A fire that resulted from an Independence Day celebration destroyed much of the city centre in Reconstruction soon took place, however, and the city continued to grow.
Portland is a busy transportation and commercial centre and a major petroleum port, the eastern terminus of the Portland-Montreal oil pipeline. It has extensive foreign and coastal trade. Within the metropolitan area pulp and paper, lumber and wood products, footwear, electromechanical products, electronics, and plastic components are produced. The city is the location of the Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England and has an art museum and a symphony orchestra. Colonial landmarks include the childhood home of the poet Henry Wworth LongfellowTate House The Two Lights and Crescent Beach state parks are nearby.
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Railro mainly carry freight, but Amtrak passenger trains…. Cumberlandcounty, southwestern Maine, U. It largely consists of a coastal region, facing Casco Bay to the southeast, that includes many islands, although the terrain rises to the northwest. The centre of the county is dominated by Sebago Lake. The principal waterways are the Fore, Presumpscot, and Royal rivers. MaineOlder women South Portland state of the United States of America. The largest of the six New England states in area, it lies at the northeastern corner of the country. Its total area, including about 2, square miles 6, square km of inland water, represents nearly half of the total area of….
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