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Dirigo (Latin "I direct" or "I lead") is the state motto of Maine. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ...

The resolves, adopting the seal upon which this motto appears, give some insight into the meaning intended by the state motto: "...as the Polar Star has been considered the mariner's guide and director in conducting the ship over the pathless ocean to the desired haven, and as the center of magnetic attraction; as it has been figuratively used to denote the point, to which all affections turn, and as it is here intended to represent the State, it may be considered the citizens' guide, and the object to which the patriot's best exertions should be directed". The State Seal of Maine was adopted in June of 1820. ... For other uses of the words Pole star and Polestar see Polestar (disambiguation). ...

The motto has been used for the name of the Dirigo Health Agency which oversees the state of Maine's health care system. Dirigo Health (formally known as the Dirigo Health Agency) is a government entity in the U.S. state of Maine that oversees the states health care system and that includes a subsidized health insurance program called DirigoChoice. ... Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions [1]. The organised provision of such services may constitute a healthcare system. ...

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