New Hampshire

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New Hampshire
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodProvince of New Hampshire
Admitted to the UnionJune 21, 1788 (9th)
Largest cityManchester
Largest metroManchester–Nashua
 • GovernorChris Sununu (R)
 • President of the SenateDonna Soucy (D)[1]
LegislatureGeneral Court
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsJeanne Shaheen (D)
Maggie Hassan (D)
U.S. House delegation1: Chris Pappas (D)
2: Ann McLane Kuster (D) (list)
 • Total1,356,458 (2,018 est.)[2]
 • Density147/sq mi (56.8/km2)
 • Median household income
 • Income rank
 • Official languageEnglish[4]
(French allowed for official business with Quebec)[5]
Trad. abbreviationN.H.
Latitude42° 42′ N to 45° 18′ N
Longitude70° 36′ W to 72° 33′ W
New Hampshire state symbols
Flag of New Hampshire.svg
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Living insignia
AmphibianRed-spotted newt
Notophthalmus viridescens
BirdPurple finch
Haemorhous purpureus
ButterflyKarner Blue
Lycaeides melissa samuelis
Dog breedChinook
FishFreshwater: Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
Saltwater: Striped bass
Morone saxatilis
FlowerPurple lilac
Syringa vulgaris
MammalWhite-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
TreeWhite birch
Betula papyrifera
Inanimate insignia
FoodFruit: Pumpkin
Vegetable: White Potato
GemstoneSmoky quartz
TartanNew Hampshire State Tartan
State route marker
New Hampshire state route marker
State quarter
New Hampshire quarter dollar coin
Released in 2000
Lists of United States state symbols

New Hampshire is a state in northeast United States. It is one of six states in the New England region. The capital is Concord and its largest city is Manchester. Other major cities include Dover, Portsmouth, and Merrimack

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.

Its population was estimated to be 1,315,809 in 2008, so it is the ninth smallest state in the United States by population.[6]

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.

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.

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  1. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Governor, the President of the State Senate is first in line to assume the gubernatorial powers and duties as Acting Governor.
  2. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018 (NST-EST2018-01)". U.S. Census Bureau. December 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  3. "Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (S1901): 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates: New Hampshire". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  4. "New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 3-C:1 – Official State Language". State of New Hampshire. 1995. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  5. "New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 3-C:2 – Exceptions". State of New Hampshire. 1995. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  6. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for thepop United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-10-14.