Geographic Regions and Area Codes in Maine

Maine is divided into several distinct geographic regions, each with unique characteristics and economic activities. Understanding these regions is crucial for businesses looking to establish or expand their operations in the state. Here are the major regions along with their area codes:

  • Aroostook County: Maine’s northernmost region, bordering Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. The economy here is driven by natural resources, particularly agriculture and forestry. Area code: 207.
  • Kennebec Valley: Stretching from Augusta to the Quebec border, this region's key industries include healthcare, manufacturing, construction, tourism, and outdoor recreation. Area code: 207.
  • Highlands: Located centrally, this region includes natural attractions like Katahdin and Moosehead Lake. Leading industries are healthcare, government, and retail. Area code: 207.
  • Downeast & Acadia: Known for its rocky shoreline and scenic harbors, this region's economy is supported by retail, tourism, agriculture, fishing, and lobstering. Area code: 207.
  • Midcoast & Islands: Extending from Bath/Brunswick to Searsport, this coastal region's major industries are manufacturing, construction, fishing, and agriculture. Area code: 207.
  • Lakes & Mountains: Stretching from the New Hampshire border to Sebago Lake, this region's primary industries are government, manufacturing, and construction. Area code: 207.
  • Beaches: Featuring 30 miles of white sand beaches, this region's economy is driven by government, retail, manufacturing, and tourism. Area code: 207.
  • Greater Portland & Casco Bay: Home to Maine's largest metropolitan area, this region's prominent industries include healthcare, professional services, finance, tourism, and manufacturing. Area code: 207.