Augusta is the capital of the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County.
The city's population was 19,136 at the 2010 census, making it the third-smallest state capital (after Montpelie, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota) and the eighth-largest city in Maine. Located on the Kennebec River at the head of tide, Augusta is home to the University of Maine at Augusta.
There are five public schools, one private school, one college (the University of Maine at Augusta), and two public libraries in Augusta. Farrington, Gilbert, Hussey, and Lincoln are the four public elementary schools that are spread throughout the city. Cony High School is the public high school that serves students in grades 7–12 from Augusta and the surrounding towns. St. Michaels is the private Catholic school that children from Augusta and surround towns may attend for tuition.