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|State of New Hampshire|
|Nickname(s): The Granite State|
|Motto(s): Live Free or Die|
9,359 sq mi |
|- 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|
|Number of people||Ranked 41st|
125/sq mi (53.20/km2)|
|- Average income||$57,323 (1st)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
6,288 ft (1,917 m)
|- Average||1,000 ft (305 m)|
|- Lowest point||
|Became part of the U.S.||June 21, 1788 (9th)|
|Governor||Maggie Hassan (D)|
Judd Gregg (R)|
Jeanne Shaheen (D)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Abbreviations||NH, N.H. US-NH|
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. New Hampshire was the 9th state to do so.
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.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html#Highest. Retrieved 2006-11-6.
- "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. http://www.census.gov/popest/states/tables/NST-EST2008-01.csv. Retrieved 2009-10-14.