New Hampshire Facts

New Hampshire Facts

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. See the fact file below for more information about New Hampshire.


Became a State
June 21, 1788 (9th)

New England region of United States

9,304 sq. miles (46th)

1,316,470 (43rd)

Major Cities
Concord, Franklin, Claremont, Berlin, Manchester

dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apple, eggs, textiles, lumber

humid continental climate, warm, humid summers, cold wet winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 37 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Androscoggin River, Merrimack River, Connecticut River, Atlantic Ocean

Most Famous Citizens
Franklin Pierce (President of the United States)
Robert Frost (poet)
Daniel Webster (statesman)
Alan Shepard, Jr. (astronaut)
Horace Greeley (religious leader)
Adam Sandler (comedian)

State Symbols
Bird – Purple Finch
Flower – Purple Lilac
Animal – White-tailed Deer
Tree – White Birch
Insect – Ladybug

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