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. The second largest city is Nashua. Other major cities include Keene, Dover, Portsmouth, and Merrimack.
|State of New Hampshire|
|Anthem: "Old New Hampshire"|
Map of the United States with New Hampshire highlighted
|Before statehood||Province of New Hampshire|
|Admitted to the Union||June 21, 1788 (9th)|
|• Governor||Chris Sununu (R)|
|• Senate President||Donna Soucy (D)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Jeanne Shaheen (D)|
Maggie Hassan (D)
|U.S. House delegation||1: Chris Pappas (D) |
2: Ann McLane Kuster (D) (list)
|• Total||9,349 sq mi (24,214 km2)|
|• Length||190 mi (305 km)|
|• Width||68 mi (110 km)|
|Elevation||1,000 ft (300 m)|
|Highest elevation||6,288 ft (1,916.66 m)|
|0 ft (0 m)|
|• Density||147/sq mi (56.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||21st|
|• Median household income||$73,381|
|• Income rank||7th|
|• Official language||English|
(French allowed for official business with Quebec)
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (EDT)|
|ISO 3166 code||US-NH|
|Latitude||42° 42′ N to 45° 18′ N|
|Longitude||70° 36′ W to 72° 33′ W|
|New Hampshire state symbols|
Lycaeides melissa samuelis
|Fish||Freshwater: Brook trout|
Saltwater: Striped bass
Vegetable: White Potato
|Tartan||New Hampshire state tartan|
|State route marker|
Released in 2000
|Lists of United States state symbols|
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 1,359,711 in 2019, so it is the ninth smallest state in the United States by population.
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to New Hampshire.|
- "New Hampshire Almanac: Fast New Hampshire Facts". NH.gov. New Hampshire State Library. 2011. Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- For use in a reference publication see Mencken, H. L. (1990). American Language Supplement 2. Knopf-Doubleday.
The adjoining New Hampshire is usually called the Granite State, which the DAE traces to 1830. It has also been called the White Mountain State, the Mother of Rivers, and the Switzerland of America
- For official use see "Fast New Hampshire Facts". New Hampshire Almanac. State of New Hampshire. Archived from the original on May 25, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
- For contemporary use see "'Live Free or Die' – The Story of the New Hampshire Motto". New England Today. Yankee Publishing, Inc. August 10, 2017. Archived from the original on February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
For tourism purposes, however, New Hampshire typically tones it down a bit, presenting itself as the Granite State or the White Mountain State...
- "New Hampshire Almanac: State Official and Honorary State Song". NH.gov. New Hampshire State Library. 2012. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- 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.
- "Geographic Identifiers: New Hampshire". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
- "Mt Wash". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- "Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2017 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (S1901): 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates: New Hampshire". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
- "New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 3-C:1—Official State Language". State of New Hampshire. 1995. Archived from the original on October 4, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 3-C:2—Exceptions". State of New Hampshire. 1995. Archived from the original on November 17, 2004. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- Fehlau, Erin (June 16, 2017). "Blackberry now the state berry of NH". WMUR News. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
- "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)