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1854 U. S. Gazetter
the largest of the New England States, and the most easterly
of the United States, is bounded on the N. by Canada East, (from which it is separated by
the St. John's river,) on the E. by New Brunswick, S. by the Atlantic ocean, and W. by New
Hampshire and Canada East. It lies between 43° 5' and 47° 30' N. lat., and between 66°
50' and 71° W. lon., being about 250 miles in extreme length from N. to S., and 190 in
its greatest breadth from E. to W., including an area of about 30,000 square miles, or
19,200,000 acres, of which only 2,036,596, or less than one-ninth, were improved in 1850.