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 languageEnglish
CapitalConcord
Largest cityManchester
AreaRanked 46th
 • Total9,359 sq mi
(24,239 km2)
 • Width68 miles (110 km)
 • Length190 miles (305 km)
 • % water3.4
 • Latitude42°40'N to 45°18'N
 • Longitude70°37'W to 72°37'W
PopulationRanked 41st
 • Total1,235,786
 • Density125/sq mi  (53.20/km2)
Ranked 20th
 • Median household income$57,323 (1st)
Elevation
 • Highest pointMt. Washington[1]
6,288 ft (1,917 m)
 • Mean1,000 ft  (305 m)
 • Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean[1]
Sea level
Admission to UnionJune 21, 1788 (9th)
GovernorChris Sununu (R)
Lieutenant Governor{{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
Legislature{{{Legislature}}}
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. SenatorsJeanne Shaheen (D)
Maggie Hassan (D)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
ISO 3166US-NH
AbbreviationsNH, N.H.
Websitewww.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.

There are many other cities like Dover, Portsmouth, and Merrimack

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.

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,making it the 9th least populous state in the United States and lies just south of Maine.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |year= (help)
  2. "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.