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Key Facts

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New Hampshire State Facts

Population: 1,137,000 (42nd in size)

State size: 9,279 square miles (44th in size)

State Capital: Concord (named for the state of agreement or harmony)

Major cities: Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth

Admission to union: The 9th State

Date entered the union: June 21, 1788

Origin of state name: Named after the county of Hampshire in England

Nicknames: The Granite State

Bordering states: Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont, with Canada to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

State bird: Purple Finch

State flower: Purple Lilac

State tree: Paper Birch

Motto: Live Free or Die


Geographic Landmarks

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New Hampshire's rolling hills. New Hampshire Rolling Hills
Leaves changing colors in the fall. New Hampshire Fall Colors


Points of Interest

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White Mountain National Forest.  


Major Industries

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Major industries include forestry and wood products, paper, electronics and textiles. There is some farming including livestock, poultry and vegetables. Tourism is also important to the economy.  


Historical Highlights

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First settled by the English in 1623. Concord was a center for wagon and coach building used by settlers moving west. New Hampshire Historical Highlights


Population and Culture

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Interesting Tidbits

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Links to other sites about New Hampshire

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New Hampshire State Flag

New Hampshire State Flag


New Hampshire State Government home page

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