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New Hampshire State Profile


Where is New Hampshire?

New Hampshire is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north by the Canadian province of Quebec; on the south by Massachusetts; on the east by Maine and the Atlantic Ocean; and on the west by Vermont and Quebec.

What is the capital of New Hampshire?

Concord is the capital of New Hampshire, United States. There are a number of premier colleges and universities in the city including the University of New Hampshire School of Law, St. Paul's School, and the New Hampshire Technical Institute.


What is the largest city in New Hampshire?

The largest city in New Hampshire is Manchester covering an area of 34.9 square miles. In 2010, the city had an estimated population of 109,565.


How big is New Hampshire?

New Hampshire is one of the smallest states in the US with a total area of 9,304 square miles.


What is the nickname of New Hampshire?

The official nickname of New Hampshire is "The Granite State." The name refers to the large resources of granite in the state. Granite is the official state rock of New Hampshire.


Who are the political leaders of New Hampshire?

Governor - Maggie Hassan
President of the Senate - Peter Bragdon


When did New Hampshire achieve statehood?

New Hampshire was first of the original thirteen colonies to declare independence from the British rule. The state ratified the new constitution of the United States in 1788. It became the ninth US state on June 21, 1788.


What is the official language of New Hampshire?

The official language of New Hampshire is English. The other languages spoken in the state include Russian, German, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian.


What are the main religions of New Hampshire?

Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in New Hampshire. The largest denomination in the state is the Roman Catholic Church followed by the Protestant denominations of the United Church of Christ followed by the United Methodist Church. There are a number of Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists in the state as well.


What is the economy of New Hampshire like?

Tourism is the largest industry in New Hampshire with Winnipesaukee Lake, Mount Washington State Park, and Merrimack Valley being the most-famous attractions. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the state had a gross domestic product of $61,600 in 2010. The per capita income was $44,084. Agriculture is an important sector and the major products are apples, eggs, dairy products, and greenhouse products. Mining, manufacturing and industrial products like electric equipment add to the revenues of the state.


What are the famous places in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire is home to numerous historical museums, archaeological sites, state parks, beautiful cities, and beaches. The most famous places in the state inlude Canterbury Shaker Village, John Sullivan House, Mount Washington State Park, Waterville Valley, Manchester, Pleasure Beach, and the Ellacoya State Park.


What are the state symbols of New Hampshire?
  1. State Animal: The white-tailed deer was adopted as the state animal of New Hampshire in 1983. It is also the state animal of ten other American states: Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

  2. State Bird: The purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus) is the official state bird of New Hampshire. It was given the honor of the state bird in 1957.

  3. State Flower: The purple lilac was adopted as the official state flower of New Hampshire in 1919. The flower is symbolic of the hardy character of the people of the state. The state of New York adopted the lilac as the official state bush.

  4. State Tree: The white birch (Betula papyrifera) was designated the official state tree of New Hampshire in 1947. It is also known as canoe birch or paper birch as it was used for making canoes in ancient times and was also used as paper.

  5. State Flag: New Hampshire adopted its official state flag in 1909. The flag features the state seal on a blue background. The seal has a sailing ship "Raleigh" surrounded by laurel leaves and nine stars. The nine stars tell the fact that New Hampshire was the ninth American state. It was admitted to the Union on June 21, 1788.


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