New Hampshire

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State of New Hampshire
Flag of New Hampshire State seal of New Hampshire
Flag of New Hampshire Seal
Nickname(s): The Granite State
Motto(s): Live Free or Die
Map of the United States with New Hampshire highlighted
Official language English
Capital Concord
Largest city Manchester
Area Ranked 46th
 - Total 9,359 sq mi
(24,239 km2)
 - Width 68 miles (110 km)
 - Length 190 miles (305 km)
 - % water 3.4
 - Latitude 42°40'N to 45°18'N
 - Longitude 70°37'W to 72°37'W
Number of people Ranked 41st
 - Total 1,235,786
 - Density 125/sq mi  (53.20/km2)
Ranked 20th
 - Average income $57,323 (1st)
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Mt. Washington[1]
6,288 ft (1,917 m)
 - Average 1,000 ft  (305 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[1]
sea level
Became part of the U.S. June 21, 1788 (9th)
Governor Maggie Hassan (D)
U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R)
Jeanne Shaheen (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations NH, N.H. US-NH
Website www.nh.gov

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the United States. Its capital is Concord and its largest city is Manchester.

New Hampshire was a British colony before the American War of Independence. It became the ninth state on June 21, 1788, when it accepted the United States Constitution. New Hampshire was the 9th state to do so.

The state motto is "Live Free or Die" and the nickname is the Granite State. The state flower is the lilac and the state bird is the purple finch. New Hampshire is part of New England. It is bordered by Maine in the East, Massachusetts to the South, Vermont to the West, and Quebec, a Canadian province, to the North.

New Hampshire's tourist attractions include the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, the autumn leaves, and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Some famous people from New Hampshire are Franklin Pierce, Adam Sandler, and members of the band Aerosmith. New Hampshire is also famous for being the first state to vote in the Presidential primaries.

Its population was estimated to be 1,315,809 in 2008.[2]

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