New Hampshire

ABOUT New Hampshire

Capital: Concord

State abbreviation/Postal code: N.H./ NH

Nickname: Granite State

Origin of name: Based on the British county of Hampshire.

Briefs on New Hampshire:

This state in the Northeast United States has its own charisma. New Hampshire is a part of the New England region. It is bordered by the Quebec, Canada to the north and northwest, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Massachusetts to the south and Vermont to the west.

With an area 24,239 square kilometers, this 46th largest state in the Union has several interesting places and sites to offer. The extensive landscapes, breathtaking beaches, the beautiful quiet lakes, huge majestic snow covered mountains and deep valleys, various activities such as hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, boating, fishing, biking etc.

Make New Hampshire an evergreen worth visiting place. Along with the scenic splendor the delectable cuisine, vibrant cultural events and festivals and wonderful cities of the state are great pulls.

The largest city of the state is Manchester. Manchester is also the largest city of the New England that comprises three cities of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Manchester became a city of the New Hampshire state in 1846 and it was nicknamed as the Queen City. Manchester derives its name after the big city of Manchester in Lancashire, England.


The capital city of New Hampshire is Concord. Out of the approximate population of 1,235,786 Concord alone is a home to around 40,687 people. Concord is the county seat of the Merrimack County.

Looking at the rich history of the state it is revealed that the first settlers in the region came around were 1600 to 1605. In 1623 the place had its first settlement. In 1763 several Indian raids troubled the territory.

At the time of American Revolution, New Hampshire was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against the British rule. The American Revolution was taken up with the purpose of ending the two centuries old rule of the Thirteen Colonies by the British Empire and then created a new United States of America.

On 14th December 1774 there was a battle in the New Hampshire territory. The battle fought was the raid on Fort William and Mary in the Portsmouth Harbor. This was the only battle fought in the region.

This raid followed a warning to patriots by Paul Revere on 13th December 1774. He warned the patriots that the fort was to be reinforced by the troops coming from Boston. This historical raid is reckoned as the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

For a long time New Hampshire was under the Jacksonian governance. In the 1852 White House elections in which the state sent Franklin Pierce, an American politician and the 14th president of united states of America.

In the years that followed the state of New Hampshire advanced to a great extent. Industrialization picked up pace in the region. This in turn won lot of trade contracts from different neighboring states.

The tourism industry also experienced a boom as the mountainous northern part of the state was embellished further with various hotels and resorts. The lumber production in that area also invited many people to that part.

Since 1952 New Hampshire has gained tremendous recognition in terms of world politics and other developments made.

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