New Hampshire (NH)

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Quick Facts

Capital City: Concord

Abbreviation:  NH

Population (2019):  1,359,711; Rank: 41 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:   Northeast

Admission to Statehood:  June 21, 1788 (9th State)

State Motto:  Live free or die

State Nickname:  The Granite State

Origin of State Name:  New Hampshire was named after the English county of Hampshire. New Hampshire is called the “Granite State” because of its numerous granite quarries; the nickname may also reflect the state’s attachment to tradition and its history of a frugal government.

Area Codes:  603

Zip Codes:  New Hampshire Zip Codes




State Symbols

Bird: Purple Finch | List of State Birds

Flag: The state flag shall be of the following color and design: The body or field shall be blue and shall bear upon its center in suitable proportion and colors a representation of the state seal. The seal shall be surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves with nine stars interspersed. Get this Flag

Flower: Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Marlow

Song:  “Old New Hampshire” | Words by: Dr. John F. Holmes | Music by: Maurice Hoffman Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree:   Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) | Other State Trees

Quarter:   Old Man of the Mountain and nine stars. New Hampshire Quarter | List of State Quarters





New Hampshire on a US map



  • Area: 9,351 sq.mi (24,219, 46th
  • Land: 8,969 sq.mi. (23,230, 44th
  • Water: 382 sq.mi. (989, 45th
  • Coastline: 13 mi. (21 km.), 22nd
  • Shoreline: 131 mi. (211 km.), 23rd

Largest Cities:  Manchester | Nashua | Concord | Dover | Rochester | Keene | Portsmouth | Laconia | Claremont

Border States:   Maine | Massachusetts | Vermont | List of US Regions

Highest Point:  Mt. Washington ; 6,288 feet, (1,917 m.) 18th tallest

Lowest Point: New Hampshire; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic Center:   Belknap, 3 miles east of Ashland

National Parks:  Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Saint – Gaudens National Historic Site




State Government

Governor:  Chris Sununu (R)

Senators:  Maggie Hassan (D) Jeanne Shaheen (D)

Representatives:  House Senate

Constitution:  New Hampshire’s Constitution , 9th State

Electoral College Votes:  4 Votes



    • Agriculture: Dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs.
    • Industry: Machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products, tourism.
  • White Pages: New Hampshire White Pages