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New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Flag

Location of New Hampshire State


Capital: Concord

Population: 1,320,718 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry

Borders: Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Canada, Atlantic Ocean

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $64,697 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including apples, eggs, dairy products, and cattle
Electronic equipment, plastics, machinery, and tourism

How New Hampshire got its name: New Hampshire was named by Captain John Mason after a city in England named Hampshire.

Atlas of New Hampshire State
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New Hampshire State Symbols

State Nickname: Granite State

State Slogan: You're Going to Love it Here

State Motto: Live free or die

State flower: Purple lilac

State bird: Purple Finch

State fish: Brook trout (fresh water), Striped bass (salt water)

State tree: White Birch

State mammal: White-tailed deer

State foods: Pumpkin

Becoming a State

Date admitted: June 21, 1788

Number admitted: 9

Prior Name: Province of New Hampshire, then sovereign state in Confederation

Postal Abbreviation: NH

New Hampshire State Map


The Geography of New Hampshire

Total Size: 8,968 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Coos (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Belknap County approx. 3 miles east of Ashland (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 10 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean, Merrimack River, Connecticut River, Lake Winnipesaukee

Famous People

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Professional Sports Teams

There are no major professional sports teams in New Hampshire.

Geography >> US States>> New Hampshire History

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