New Hampshire Information
New Hampshire, NH abbreviation, is one of the smallest states in the United States of America. The state of New Hampshire is located almost completely in the northeast of the country. New Hampshire’s nickname is “the Granite State”, based on the fact that there is a lot of granite in this state. The capital is Concord. There is plenty to do in New Hampshire. See all cities in New Hampshire.
However, what makes this State especially attractive for holidaymakers are the special nature and the fun outdoor activities. You have the White Mountains, a beautiful mountain area where you can do many outdoor activities, including winter sports.
New Hampshire is located in the northeast of the country, part of the New England region. The state has a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and borders Canada to the north, with the province of Québec. The state further borders Vermont to the west, Massachusetts to the south and Maine to the east. The state measures a maximum of 290 kilometers from north to south and 140 kilometers from east to west.
The southeast of the state is highly urbanized, the north is very sparsely populated. In the center and north of the state are the White Mountains, with the 1,917-meter high Mount Washington as the highest point. In the middle of the state are several lakes, including Lake Winnipesaukee. The main river is the Connecticut River, which forms the western border with Vermont. Other rivers include the Merrimack River and the Piscataqua River. New Hampshire is densely forested almost everywhere. The coastline is not much longer than 25 kilometers and has some sandy beaches.
The short coast of present-day New Hampshire was first explored in 1603. This by the English explorer Martin Pring. Some time after this (1605 and 1614) the explorers Champlain and John Smith followed suit. The first permanent colony was established in 1623.
During the American Revolution, New Hampshire was the first state to depose its English governor and form its own government. New Hampshire was the ninth state to join the Union on June 21, 1788.
The New Hampshire Blue Flag features the state seal in the center. Around this seal are some images of laurel branches and nine stars. These stars symbolize that the state was the ninth signatory to the United States Constitution.
New Hampshire, which has no significant mining and agriculture and has to import almost all raw materials, is one of the most industrialized states in the United States. The manufacture of shoes has traditionally played an important role. Also important are wood processing and the manufacture of machines, electrical appliances and textiles, also rubber and plastics, electronics, household goods, foodstuffs and the printing and publishing houses.
Forestry (more than 80% of the state is covered by forest) and tourism (sandy beaches, forest, hunting, winter sports) are becoming increasingly important from an economic point of view.
|Joined the US as the 9th state on:||June 21, 1788|
|Geography:||Bordering Canada, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont|
|state motto:||Live free or die|
|California official website:||nh.gov|