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Augusta, Maine
State capital and city
Kennebec River flowing past Downtown Augusta
Kennebec River flowing past Downtown Augusta
Flag of Augusta, Maine
Flag
Official seal of Augusta, Maine
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Artgusta
Motto(s): 
"A Capital Opportunity"[1]
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°18′38″N 69°46′48″W / 44.31056°N 69.78000°W / 44.31056; -69.78000
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Kennebec
Settled 1754
Incorporated (town) February 20, 1797
Incorporated (city) August 20, 1849
Village North Augusta
Government
 • Mayor David Rollins[2]
Area
[3]
 • Total 58.03 sq mi (150.30 km2)
 • Land 55.13 sq mi (142.79 km2)
 • Water 2.90 sq mi (7.51 km2)  5.00%
Elevation
68 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 19,136
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
18,681
 • Density 330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (Eastern)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-02100
GNIS feature ID 0581636
Website City of Augusta, Maine