Maine has nearly 500 municipalities – cities, towns, and plantations. The forms of local government vary, but each municipality is placed within one of Maine’s sixteen counties.
To go to an article describing a particular municipality, move the cursor over the map until the name of your selection appears. Then click to see the article.
Virtually all areas in green are not municipalities but unorganized townships governed directly by the State of Maine.
See “Minor Civil Divisions” in the glossary.
Over 300 municipalities have populations of less than 2,000.
And I am sick of being patronized. . . . There is nothing “quaint” about us. Small towns are the commonest kind of towns we’ve got in Maine. . . . The smallest towns in Maine are the oldest. And the prettiest. And maybe the happiest. They have the longest lived people ans the tightest knit families. Bill Caldwell–1977