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New Hampshire

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Welcome to New Hampshire and a brief overview of The Granite State.

New Hampshire is located among the other New England States in the northeast corner of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered by Canada on the north and Massachusetts on the south. New Hampshire is bordered by Maine on the east and Vermont on the west. A small part of New Hampshire extends to the Atlantic Ocean south of Maine and north of Massachusetts.

New Hampshire among the states

  • Statehood: June 21, 1788 (9th state)
  • Abbreviation: N.H. (traditional), NH (postal)
  • Capital: Concord.
  • Size: 9,297 square miles, includes inland water (44th)
  • Coastline: 13 miles.
  • Motto: Live Free or Die.
  • State bird: Purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus) adopted 1957.
  • State flower: Purple lilac (Syringa vulgaris) adopted 1919.
  • State songs:
    • "Old New Hamsphire", words by Dr. John F. Holmes, music by Maurice Hoffmann, adopted 1949.
    • "New Hampshire, My New Hampshire", words by Julius Richelson, music by Walter P. Smith, adopted 1963.
    • "New Hampshire Hills", words by Paul Scott Maurer, music by Tom Powers, adopted 1973.
    • "Autumn in New Hampshire", by Leo Austin, adopted 1977.
    • "New Hampshire's Granite State", by Anne B. Currier, adopted 1977.
    • "Oh, New Hampshire (you're my home)", by Brownie McIntosh, adopted 1977.
    • "The Old Man of the Mountain", by Paul Belanger, adopted 1977.
    • "The New Hampshire State March", by Rene Richards, adopted 1977.
    • "New Hampshire Naturally", by Rick Shaw and Ron Shaw, adopted 1983.
  • State tree: White birch (Betula papyrifera) adopted 1947.


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