Portland is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Maine, and it is the largest city in the state of Maine. According to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the city’s population was over 64,000 and the city is primary cultural and economic center of the region. The Portland public school system is also the largest school system in the state of Maine.


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It was settled in 1623 and was originally known as Casco. It was changed to Falmouth in 1658 after Massachusetts took over the territory. It was changed again in 1786 to Portland, where it has stayed since. Today the city is known for its small skyline that dominates the Maine landscape and major industrial influence in the area.

During the summer months the city’s temperatures hit around 75 degrees during the day, with overnight lows often dropping to around 60 degrees. During the winter, however, high temperatures hit around 33 degrees during the day with overnight lows often dropping to around 18 degrees overnight.

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