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
Population Ranked 41st
 • Total 1,235,786
 • Density 125/sq mi  (53.20/km2)
Ranked 20th
 • Median household income $57,323 (1st)
 • Highest point Mt. Washington[1]
6,288 ft (1,917 m)
 • Mean 1,000 ft  (305 m)
 • Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[1]
Sea level
Admission to Union June 21, 1788 (9th)
Governor Chris Sununu (R)
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U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D)
Maggie Hassan (D)
U.S. House delegation List
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
ISO 3166 US-NH
Abbreviations NH, N.H.

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.