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CountryUnited States
Admitted to the UnionJune 21, 1788 (9th)
Largest cityManchester
Government
 • GovernorMaggie Hassan (D)
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. senatorsJudd Gregg (R)
Jeanne Shaheen (D)
U.S. House delegationList
Population
 • Total1,235,786
 • Density125/sq mi (53.20/km2)
 • Median household income
$57,323
 • Income rank
1st
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Trad. abbreviationN.H.
Latitude42°40'N to 45°18'N
Longitude70°37'W to 72°37'W

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the United States. Its capital is Concord and its largest city is Manchester.

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.[1]

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