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Offical Name State of New Hampshire
Nickname The Granite State
Abbreviations NH, N.H., US-NH
Origin of Name After the English county of Hampshire

Official Language English
Admission to Union 21 June 1788
Time Zone Eastern
Official Web Site

Capital Concord
Largest City Manchester
Population 1,235,786 (as of 2000 census)
Economy Agriculture: dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs

Industry: machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products, tourism

Area 9,359 square miles (24,239 km2)
Major Rivers Connecticut River, Merrimack River, Androscoggin River
Major Lakes Lake Winnipesaukee
Highest Point Mount Washington - 6,288 feet (1,917 meters)
Bordering States Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine
Bordering Country Canda
Bordering Body of Water Atlantic Ocean

Flag New Hampshire Flag
Motto Live free or die
Songs Old New Hampshire, New Hampshire, My New Hampshire, New Hampshire Hills, Autumn in New Hampshire, New Hampshire's Granite State, Oh, New Hampshire (you're my home), The Old Man of the Mountain, The New Hampshire State March, New Hampshire Naturally
Sport Skiing
Animal White-tailed Deer
Bird Purple Finch
Insect Ladybug
Butterfly Karner Blue
Saltwater Game Fish Striped Bass
Freshwater Fish Brook Trout
Amphibian Spotted Newt
Flower Purple Lilac
Wildflower Pink Lady's Slipper
Fruit Pumpkin
Tree White Birch
Rock Granite
Gem Smoky Quartz
Mineral Beryl
Soil Marlow
Tartan State Tartan

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