Welcome to New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The nickname of New Hampshire is “The Granite State” because of the extensive granite formations and quarries.
The capital of New Hampshire is Concord and the largest city of New Hampshire is Manchester. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by area and the 10th least populous of all U.S. states.
The official state motto of New Hampshire is “Live Free or Die” and was adopted by the state in 1945. New Hampshire motto is one of the most known of all state mottos partly because of its contrast to the milder sentiments found in other state mottos. The New Hampshire state motto “Live Free or Die” is also on the state’s license plates.
New Hampshire is bordered by Vermont to the west, Maine and Atlantic Ocean to the east, Massachusetts to the south and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.
New Hampshire has some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast of the U.S and Mount Monadnock in the southwestern corner is one of the most climbed mountains in the U.S.
New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline of any state in the United States, only 18 miles long long and It is the state with the highest percentage of timberland area in the country.
New Hampshire has a humid continental climate in most of the state with warm, humid summers, and long, cold, and snowy winters, especially severe in the northern and mountainous areas (average annual snowfall ranges from 60 inches (150 cm) to over 100 inches (250 cm) across the New Hampshire state). The climate of the southeastern part of New Hampshire is moderated by the Atlantic Ocean and averages relatively milder winters while the northern and interior portions experience colder temperatures and lower humidity. Average annual snowfall ranges from 60 inches (150 cm) to over 100 inches (250 cm) across the state.
Historically New Hampshire’s economy was based on the traditional New England manufactures of textiles, shoe making, papermaking and small machining shops but during the 20th century New Hampshire experienced a major shift in its economic base.
The textile manufacturer “Amoskeag Manufacturing Company” grew throughout the 19th century into the largest cotton textile plant in the world.
Today New Hampshire’s industrial outputs are machinery, rubber and plastic products and electric equipment and the agricultural outputs are dairy products, apples, nursery stock, cattle, and eggs. Tourism is also very important for the New Hampshire’s economy.
Hampton Beach is a popular local summer destination for tourists in New Hampton.
New Hampton has a lot of fun things to do for kids of all ages like the “Santa’s Village” the perfect festive experience for kids up to around 13 years with adventures for the whole family, like a sleigh monorail, bumper cars, classic carousel but with reindeer and moore. You can also visit the Space Entertainment Center or Chucksters Family Fun Park.
Quick facts about New Hampshire
- Nickname: The Granite State
- Capital city: Concord
- Largest city: Manchester
- Area: 9,349 sq mi (24,214 km²) (ranked 46th of 50)
- Population: 1,356,458 (2018) (ranked 41 of 50)
- Highest point: Mount Washington
- Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
- Latitude: 42° 42′ N to 45° 18′ N
- Longitude: 70° 36′ W to 72° 33′ W
- Bordering states: Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts