|State of New Hampshire|
|Area||Ranked 46th in the US|
|- Total||9,350 sq mi|
|- Width||68 miles (110 km)|
|- Length||190 miles (305 km)|
|- % water||4. The State Flag of New Hampshire consists of the State Seal centered on a blue background New Hampshire has held two seals since it declared its independence from Great Britain on January 5 1776 This is a list of US state nicknames, including officially adopted Nicknames and other traditional nicknames for individual states of the United States. Here is a list of state Mottos for the states of the United States of America. " Live Free or Die " is the official motto of the US state of New Hampshire, adopted by the state in 1945 The United States does not have an Official language; however the majority of the population speaks English as a native language (about 82% English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place Washington DC has been the capital of the United States since 1800 The city of Concord (ˈkɒnkərd often mispronounced as " Concorde " is the Capital of the state of New Hampshire in the United States This is a list of the largest cities of US states by population Manchester is the largest city in the US state of New Hampshire and the largest city of northern New England, an area composed of Vermont, Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand 1|
|- Latitude||42° 42′ N to 45° 18′ N|
|- Longitude||70° 36′ W to 72° 33′ W|
|Population||Ranked 41st in the US|
|- Density||137. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This is a list of states of the United States by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison as of July 1, 2007, according to the This article is a list of the 50 US States ordered by Population density. 8/sq mi |
53. 20/km² (20th in the US)
|- Median income||$60,441 (5th)|
|- Highest point||Mt. Washington|
6,288 ft (1,917 m)
|- Mean||1,000 ft (305 m)|
|- Lowest point||Atlantic Ocean|
0 ft (0 m)
|Admission to Union||June 21, 1788 (9th)|
|Governor||John Lynch (D)|
|U.S. Senators||Judd Gregg (R)|
John Sununu (R)
|Congressional Delegation||Carol Shea-Porter (D)|
Paul Hodes (D) (list)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Abbreviations||NH N.H. US-NH|
New Hampshire (IPA: /nuːˈhæmpʃər/) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America named after the southern English county of Hampshire. Household income is a measure of current private income commonly used by the United States government and private institutions Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below --> Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at. Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This is a list of U Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1788 ( MDCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government John H Lynch (born November 25 1952, Waltham Massachusetts) is the current Governor of New Hampshire. This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator serving as Ranking John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Carol Shea-Porter (born December 2, 1952) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of New Paul Hodes (born March 21, 1951 in New York City New York) is an attorney from the U These are tables of congressional delegations from New Hampshire to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This is a list of United States of America States by time zone The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America Daylight saving time ( DST The traditional abbreviations for US states and territories were widely used in mailing addresses prior to the introduction of two-letter U ISO 3166-2US is an ISO standard which defines Geocodes it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to the United States of America. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the The Northeast is a region of the United States. As defined by the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The counties of England are territorial divisions of England for the purposes of administrative political and geographical demarcation Wildlife Hampshire has wildlife typical of the island of Great Britain The state ranks 44th in land area, 46th in total area of the 50 states, and 41st in population. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology It became the first post-colonial sovereign nation in the Americas when it broke off from Great Britain in January 1776, and was one of the original thirteen States that founded the United States of America six months later. The start of the European colonization of the Americas is typically dated to 1492 although there was at least one earlier colonization effort A Gold Sovereign is a Gold coin first issued in 1489 for Henry VII of England and still in production as of 2008 The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the Continents of North America and South America The Thirteen Colonies were part of what became known as British America, a name that was used by Great Britain until the Treaty of Paris (1783 recognized the The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4 1776 announcing that the thirteen American colonies then It was the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, bringing that document into effect. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme Law of the United States. New Hampshire was the first U. S. state to have its own state constitution, and is the only state with neither a general sales tax nor a personal income tax at either the state or local level. A constitution is a system for government often Codified as a written document that establishes the rules and principles of an autonomous political entity A sales tax is a Consumption tax charged at the Point of purchase for certain goods and services 
It is known internationally for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the quadrennial U. The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide Political party Primary elections held in the United States every four years as part of The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. S. presidential election cycle.
Its license plates carry the state motto: "Live Free or Die. Here is a list of state Mottos for the states of the United States of America. " Live Free or Die " is the official motto of the US state of New Hampshire, adopted by the state in 1945 " The state nickname is "The Granite State", in reference to its geology and its tradition of self-sufficiency. This is a list of US state nicknames, including officially adopted Nicknames and other traditional nicknames for individual states of the United States. Granite (ˈɡrænɪt is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, Felsic, igneous rock. Several other official nicknames exist but are rarely used. 
Among prominent individuals from New Hampshire are Senator Daniel Webster, editor Horace Greeley, founder of the Christian Science religion Mary Baker Eddy, author Dan Brown, singer Mandy Moore and comedians Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, and Seth Meyers. Daniel Webster (January 18 1782 &ndash October 24 1852 was a leading American Statesman during the nation's Antebellum Period. Horace Greeley ( February 3, 1811 &ndash November 29, 1872) was an American editor of a leading newspaper, a founder Christian Science is believed by its supporters to be a system of spiritually scientific truths which are summed up in the two commandments having one God one Mind one Life Truth Mary Baker Eddy (born Mary Morse Baker July 16, 1821 &ndash December 3, 1910) was the founder of the Christian Science Dan Brown (born June 22 1964 is an American Author of Thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore (born April 10 1984 is an American pop Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Fashion designer Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9 1966 is an American Comedian, Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1 1970 is an Emmy -winning American Comedian, Writer, Singer, Guitarist, and Seth Adam Meyers (born December 28, 1973) is an American Actor and Comedian best known for being a cast member and the current New Hampshire has produced one president, Franklin Pierce. Franklin Pierce (November 23 1804 &ndash October 8 1869 was an American politician and the fourteenth President of the United States, serving from 1853 to
New Hampshire's recreational attractions include skiing and other winter sports, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes, motor sports at the New Hampshire International Speedway, and Bike Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Laconia in June. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a oval speedway located in Loudon New Hampshire which has hosted NASCAR racing annually since the early 1990s as Laconia Motorcycle Week is a Motorcycle rally held in June annually Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States.
New Hampshire is part of the New England region. This is a list of counties in New Hampshire. There are currently 10 counties in the U List of Mountains in New Hampshire is a general list of the more notable mountains in New Hampshire, with elevation This is a partial list of Lakes in the US state of New Hampshire. This is a list of rivers and significant streams in the US state of New Hampshire. History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the It is bounded by Quebec, Canada to the north and northwest; Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east; Massachusetts to the south; and Vermont to the west. Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. New Hampshire's major regions are the Great North Woods, the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley, the Monadnock Region, and the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area. The Great North Woods are spread across four northeastern US states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York and into the The White Mountains Region is a tourist region designated by the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is the mid-state area surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam Lake, and Squam Lake. The Seacoast Region is the southeast area of the US state of New Hampshire. The Merrimack Valley Region is an area of south-central New Hampshire, approximately 35 miles wide centered on the Merrimack River, and running from Canterbury The Monadnock Region is a region in southwestern New Hampshire. The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area of the US state of New Hampshire, ranges from Bradford northwest along Interstate 89 to New Hampshire's border New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline of any U. S. state, with a length of 18 miles (29 km). A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand
New Hampshire was home to the rock formation called the Old Man of the Mountain, a face-like profile in Franconia Notch, until the formation fell apart in May 2003. History The formation was carved by Glaciers and was first recorded as being discovered by a surveying team circa 1805 Franconia Notch (el 1950 ft / 590 m is a major Mountain pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The White Mountains range in New Hampshire spans the north-central portion of the state, with Mount Washington the tallest in the northeastern U. The White Mountains are a Mountain range that covers about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at. S. , and other mountains like Mount Madison and Mount Adams surrounding it. Mount Madison is a mountain in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire in the United States Mount Adams, elevation above Sea level, is the second highest Mountain in New Hampshire, after Mt With hurricane-force winds every third day on average, over 100 recorded deaths among visitors, and conspicuous krumholtz (dwarf, matted trees much like a carpet of bonsai trees), the upper reaches of Mount Washington claim the title of "worst weather on earth. Krummholz or Krumholtz formation (from German krumm, "crooked bent twisted" and Holz, "wood" also Knieholz "knee Bonsai (盆栽 literally "potted plant" is the art of Aesthetic miniaturization of Trees by growing them in containers " A non-profit weather observatory is on the peak.
In the flatter southwest corner of New Hampshire, the landmark Mount Monadnock has given its name to a class of earth-forms—a monadnock—signifying, in geomorphology, any isolated resistant peak rising from a less resistant eroded plain. This article is about the well-known mountain in the town of Jaffrey New Hampshire A monadnock or inselberg is an isolated hill knob ridge or small Mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding Plain
Major rivers include the 110-mile (177 km) Merrimack River, which bisects the lower half of the state north-south and ends up in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used is a -long river in the northeastern United States. Newburyport is a small coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, 38 miles (61 km northeast of Boston. Its tributaries include the Contoocook River, Pemigewasset River, and Winnipesaukee River. The Contoocook River is a 71 Mile long (1145 Km) river in New Hampshire. The Pemigewasset River (ˌpɛmɨdʒəˈwɑsɨt (known locally as "The Pemi" is a river in the state of New Hampshire, the United States. The Winnipesaukee River is a -long river that connects Lake Winnipesaukee with the Pemigewasset and Merrimack rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire The 410-mile (660 km) Connecticut River, which starts at New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes and flows south to Connecticut, defines the western border with Vermont. The Connecticut River is the largest River in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border The Connecticut Lakes are a group of lakes in northern New Hampshire, forming the beginning of the Connecticut River. Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state border is not in the center of that river, as usually the case, but at the low-water mark on the Vermont side; so New Hampshire owns the entire river where it runs adjacent to Vermont. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.  The "northwesternmost headwaters" of the Connecticut also define the Canadian border with New Hampshire.
The Piscataqua River and its several tributaries form the state's only significant ocean port where they flow into the Atlantic at Portsmouth. The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a long tidal Estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cochecho Portsmouth is a City in Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the United States. The Salmon Falls River and the Piscataqua define the southern portion of the border with Maine. The Salmon Falls River is a tributary of the Piscataqua River in the U The state has an ongoing boundary dispute with Maine in the area of Portsmouth Harbor, with New Hampshire claiming dominion over several islands (now known as Seavey Island) that include the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as well as to the Maine towns of Kittery and Berwick. The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean Seavey's Island, on which the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard resides is located in the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine, opposite Portsmouth Kittery is a town in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 9543 at the 2000 census Berwick is a town in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 6353 at the 2000 census
The largest lake is Lake Winnipesaukee, which covers 72 square miles (186 km²) in the east-central part of New Hampshire. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest Lake in New Hampshire. It is approximately 21 miles (34 km long (northwest-southeast and from one to nine miles (1 The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
Hampton Beach is a popular local summer destination. Hampton Beach is a Village district and beach resort within the town of Hampton, in the U About 10 miles (16 km) offshore are the Isles of Shoals, nine small islands (four of which are in New Hampshire) known as the site of a 19th century art colony founded by poet Celia Thaxter, as well as the alleged location of one of the buried treasures of the pirate Blackbeard. The Isles of Shoals are a group of nine small islands situated approximately 16 km (10 miles off the east coast of the United States, straddling the border of the states Celia Laighton Thaxter ( June 29 1835, Portsmouth New Hampshire – August 25 1894) was an American writer of poetry Edward Teach (tɛtʃ c 1680 – November 22, 1718) better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English Pirate in the Caribbean
It is the second most forested state in the country, after Maine, in percentage of land covered by woods. The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean This change was caused by the abandonment of farms during the 20th century as many farmers took wage jobs in urban areas or moved to more productive areas. The return of woodlands from open fields forms the subject of many poems by Robert Frost. Robert Lee Frost (March 26 1874 &ndash January 29 1963 was an American Poet.
The northern third of the state is locally referred to as the "north country" or "north of the notches," in reference to White Mountain passes that channel traffic. In a range of hills or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch, It contains less than 5% of the state's population, suffers relatively high poverty, and is losing population as the logging and paper industries decline. However, the tourist industry, in particular visitors who go to northern New Hampshire to ski, has helped offset economic losses from mill closures. A ski is a long flat device worn on the feet designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow
New Hampshire experiences a humid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa in southern areas and Dfb in the north), with warm, humid summers, cold, wet winters, and uniform precipitation all year. The humid continental climate is a Climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems It was developed by Wladimir Köppen, a German climatologist The climate of the southeastern portion is moderated by the Atlantic Ocean and averages relatively milder and wetter weather, while the northern and interior portions experience cooler temperatures and lower humidity. Winters are cold and snowy throughout the state, and 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 state. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. A centimetre ( American spelling: centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one hundredth 
Average daytime highs are in the mid 70s°F to low 80s°F (around 24-28 °C) throughout the state in July, with overnight lows in the mid 50s°F to low 60s°F (13-15 °C). January temperatures range from an average high of 34 °F (1 °C) on the coast to overnight lows below 0 °F (−18 °C) in the far north and at high elevations. Average annual precipitation statewide is roughly 40 inches (100 cm) with some variation occurring in the White Mountains due to differences in elevation and annual snowfall. The White Mountains are a Mountain range that covers about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the
Extreme snow is often associated with a nor'easter, such as the Blizzard of '78 and the Blizzard of 1993, when several feet accumulated across portions of the state over 24 to 48 hours. A nor'easter (also northeaster; see below is a macro-scale Storm along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada. The Storm of the Century, also known as the ’93 Superstorm, No-Name Hurricane, the White Hurricane, or the ( Great) Blizzard Lighter snowfall of several inches occur frequently throughout winter, often associated with an Alberta Clipper. Alberta clipper (also known as a Canadian Clipper) is a fast moving Low pressure area which generally affects the central provinces of Canada
New Hampshire, on occasion, is affected by hurricanes and tropical storms although by the time they reach the state they are often extratropical, with most storms striking the southern New England coastline and moving inland or passing by offshore in the Gulf of Maine. A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low pressure center and numerous Thunderstorms that produce strong winds and Flooding A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low pressure center and numerous Thunderstorms that produce strong winds and Flooding Extratropical cyclones, sometimes called mid-latitude cyclones or wave cyclones, are a group of Cyclones defined as synoptic scale low History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the The Gulf of Maine is a large gulf of the Atlantic Ocean on the northeastern coast of North America. Most of New Hampshire averages fewer than 20 days of thunderstorms per year and an average of 2 tornadoes occur annually statewide. 
The National Arbor Day Foundation plant hardiness zone map depicts zones 3, 4, 5, and 6 occurring throughout the state and indicates the transition from a relatively cooler to warmer climate as one travels southward across New Hampshire. The Arbor Day Foundation is the world's oldest and largest tree-planting organization A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of Plant life is capable of growing as defined by Temperature hardiness or ability
Metropolitan areas in the New England region are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs). Manchester is the largest city in the US state of New Hampshire and the largest city of northern New England, an area composed of Vermont, The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic and statistical entity defined by the U The following is a list of NECTAs in New Hampshire:
Various Algonquian tribes inhabited the area prior to European settlement. Berlin is a city along the Androscoggin River in Coos County in northern New Hampshire, United States Claremont is a city in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. The city of Concord (ˈkɒnkərd often mispronounced as " Concorde " is the Capital of the state of New Hampshire in the United States Franklin is a city in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. Keene is a city in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Lebanon (pronounced by natives as ˈlεbənɨn or /ˈlεbənən/ is a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Hartland is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Manchester is the largest city in the US state of New Hampshire and the largest city of northern New England, an area composed of Vermont, Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census Nashua had a total population of 86605 making it the second largest Portsmouth is a City in Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the United States. Rochester is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, in the United States of America. New Hampshire is a state of the United States of America located in the country's Northeastern region This article is about the large number of peoples speaking Algonquian languages. English and French explorers visited New Hampshire in 1600–1605, and English fishermen settled at Odiorne's Point in present-day Rye in 1623. Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The first permanent settlement was at Hilton's Point (present-day Dover). Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, in the United States of America. By 1631, the Upper Plantation comprised modern-day Dover, Durham and Stratham; in 1679, it became the "Royal Province. Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, in the United States of America. Durham is a town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. Stratham is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. "
It was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" By the time of the American Revolution, New Hampshire was a divided province. The economic and social life of the Seacoast revolved around sawmills, shipyards, merchant's warehouses, and established village and town centers. Wealthy merchants built substantial homes, furnished them with the finest luxuries, and invested their capital in trade and land speculation. At the other end of the social scale, there developed a permanent class of day laborers, mariners, indentured servants, and even slaves. It was the first state to declare its independence, but the only battle fought there was the raid on Fort William and Mary, December 14, 1774 in Portsmouth Harbor, which netted the rebellion sizable quantities of gunpowder, small arms, and cannon (General Sullivan, leader of the raid, described it as, "remainder of the powder, the small arms, bayonets, and cartouch-boxes, together with the cannon and ordnance stores") over the course of two nights. Fort William and Mary was a colonial defensive post at New Castle, New Hampshire. Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Year 1774 ( MDCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Portsmouth is a City in Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the United States. For other men with the same name see John Sullivan (disambiguation. This raid was preceded by a warning to local patriots the previous day, by Paul Revere on December 13, 1774 that the fort was to be reinforced by troops sailing from Boston. Paul Revere (bap December 22, 1734 ( OS) / January 1 1735 (NS &ndash May 10, 1818) was an American Silversmith Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life Year 1774 ( MDCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a According to unverified accounts, the gunpowder was later used at the Battle of Bunker Hill, transported there by Major Demerit, who was one of several New Hampshire patriots who stored the powder in their homes until it was transported elsewhere for use in revolutionary activities.
New Hampshire was a Jacksonian stronghold; the state sent Franklin Pierce to the White House in the election of 1852. Franklin Pierce (November 23 1804 &ndash October 8 1869 was an American politician and the fourteenth President of the United States, serving from 1853 to Industrialization took the form of numerous textile mills, which in turn attracted large flows of immigrants from Quebec (the "French Canadians") and Ireland. The northern parts of the state produced lumber and the mountains provided tourist attractions. After 1960, the textile industry collapsed, but the economy rebounded as a center of high technology and a service provider.
Since 1952, New Hampshire gained national and international attention for its presidential primary held early in every presidential election year. The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide Political party Primary elections held in the United States every four years as part of It immediately became the most important testing grounds for candidates for the Republican and Democratic nominations. The media give New Hampshire (and Iowa) about half of all the attention paid to all states in the primary process, magnifying the state's decision power (and spurring repeated efforts by out-of-state politicians to change the rules. )
|Est. 2006||1,314,895||6. 4%|
As of 2005, New Hampshire has an estimated population of 1,309,940, which is an increase of 10,771, or 0. 8%, from the prior year and an increase of 74,154, or 6. 0%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 23,872 people (that is 75,060 births minus 51,188 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 51,968 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 11,107 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 40,861 people.
The center of population of New Hampshire is located in Merrimack County, in the town of Pembroke. In Demographics, the center of population of a region is the geographical point nearest to all the inhabitants of that region on average Merrimack County is a County in the US state of New Hampshire. Pembroke is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. 
|Demographics of New Hampshire (csv)|
|2000 (total population)||97. 56%||1. 05%||0. 64%||1. 56%||0. 06%|
|2000 (Hispanic only)||1. 50%||0. 13%||0. 04%||0. 02%||0. 01%|
|2005 (total population)||96. 97%||1. 29%||0. 63%||2. 04%||0. 07%|
|2005 (Hispanic only)||2. 04%||0. 18%||0. 04%||0. 03%||0. 01%|
|Growth 2000–05 (total population)||5. 36%||30. 39%||3. 96%||38. 30%||13. 91%|
|Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only)||4. 76%||29. 02%||3. 69%||38. 47%||20. 29%|
|Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only)||43. 91%||39. 72%||7. 81%||26. 49%||-25. 23%|
|* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|
As of 2004, the population includes 64,000 residents born outside the United States (4. 9%).
The largest ancestry groups in New Hampshire are:
The large Irish American and French-Canadian populations are descended largely from mill workers, and many still live in the former mill towns, like Manchester. Scottish Americans or Scots Americans are Citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates in Scotland. Ulster Scots, also known as Ullans, Hiberno-Scots, or Scots-Irish, refers to the variety of Scots (sometimes referred to as Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. New Hampshire has the highest percentage of residents of French/French-Canadian ancestry of any U. S. state. The fastest growth is along the southern border, which is within commuting range of Boston and other Massachusetts cities.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 3. 41% of the population aged 5 and over speak French at home, while 1. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people 60% speak Spanish. 
The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that New Hampshire's total state product in 2003 was $49 billion. A Latter The Churches of Christ discussed In Christianity, the term non-denominational refers to those churches that have not formally aligned themselves with an established denomination, or remain otherwise Jehovah's Witnesses is a restorationist, millenialist Christian denomination The World Assemblies of God Fellowship, or Assemblies of God for short is the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with over 283413 churches and outstations For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Evangelicalism is a theological movement tradition and system of beliefs most closely associated with Protestant Christianity, which identifies with the Gospel The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated " Adventist " Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance Personal income in 2005 was $37,835, 6th in the nation and 10 percent greater than the national average ($34,495). Its agricultural outputs are dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples and eggs. Its industrial outputs are machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products and tourism.  New Hampshire experienced a significant shift in its economic base during the last century. Historically, the base was composed of the traditional New England manufactures of textiles, shoe-making, and small machining shops drawing upon low-wage labor from nearby small farms and from parts of Quebec. Today, these sectors contribute only 2% for textiles, 2% for leather goods, and 9% for machining of the state's total manufacturing dollar value (Source: U. S. Economic Census for 1997, Manufacturing, New Hampshire). They experienced a sharp decline due to obsolete plants and the lure of cheaper wages in the South.
The state has no general sales tax, no personal state income tax (the state does tax, at a 5 percent rate, income from dividends and interest) and the legislature has exercised fiscal restraint. A sales tax is a Consumption tax charged at the Point of purchase for certain goods and services State income tax is an Income tax in the United States that is levied by each individual state. Efforts to diversify the state's general economy have been ongoing.
Additionally, New Hampshire's lack of a broad-based tax system (aside from the controversial state-wide property tax) has resulted in the state's local communities having some of the nation's highest property taxes. Overall, New Hampshire remains ranked 49th among states in combined average state and local tax burden. 
The Governor of New Hampshire is John Lynch (Democrat). Hollis is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The Government of New Hampshire is a democratic Republic form of state Government, similar to the government of the United States. John H Lynch (born November 25 1952, Waltham Massachusetts) is the current Governor of New Hampshire. New Hampshire's two U. S. senators are Judd Gregg (Republican) and John E. Sununu (Republican). Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator serving as Ranking John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. New Hampshire's two U. S. representatives (see district map) are Carol Shea-Porter (Democrat) and Paul Hodes (Democrat). This is a complete list of congressional districts for representation in the United States House of Representatives. Carol Shea-Porter (born December 2, 1952) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of New Paul Hodes (born March 21, 1951 in New York City New York) is an attorney from the U
New Hampshire has a bifurcated executive branch, consisting of the Governor and a five-member Executive Council which votes on state contracts over $5,000 and "advises and consents" to the governor's nominations to major state positions such as department heads and all judgeships and pardon requests. Construction The Executive Council is made up of 5 councilors elected for two-year terms by their respective districts A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it New Hampshire does not have a Lieutenant Governor; the Senate President serves as "Acting Governor" whenever the Governor is unable to perform the duties. A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction
The New Hampshire General Court is a bicameral legislative body, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The General Court of New Hampshire is the Bicameral state legislature of the U The House of Representatives is the fourth-largest legislative body in the English speaking world with 400 members. Only the United States House of Representatives, the British House of Commons and the British House of Lords are larger. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords The House of Lords is the second house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords"  Presumably because the position pays just $100 per year plus mileage, members are more likely to be retired. A 2007 survey found that nearly half the members of the House are retired, with an average age over 60.  The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State House. The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of New Hampshire, located in Concord at 107 North Main Street
The state's sole appellate court is the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The New Hampshire Supreme Court is the supreme court of the U The Superior Court is the court of general jurisdiction and the only court which provides for jury trials in civil or criminal cases. The New Hampshire Superior Court is the statewide court of general Jurisdiction which provides Jury trials in Civil law, as opposed to Criminal law, refers to that branch of Law dealing with disputes between Individuals and/or Organizations, in which The term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different Jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential The other state courts are the Probate Court, District Court, and the Family Division. New Hampshire Probate Court in the US state of New Hampshire, is the court which has jurisdiction over trusts The New Hampshire District Court is the "community court" of the U New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division (simply Family Division) operates ten courts in three counties in
The New Hampshire State Constitution is the supreme law of the state, followed by the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire is the primary governing document of the State of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Revised Statues Annotated (RSAs form the codified law of the state Subordinate to the New Hampshire State Constitution. The State Constitution is the nation's only state constitution which acknowledges the right of revolution, and one of the few that does not expressly mandate the provision of a public school system. In Political philosophy, the right of revolution (or right of rebellion) is a Right or Duty, variously stated throughout history of a people
New Hampshire is also the only state with no mandatory seatbelt law for adults, and also has no motorcycle helmet law for adults nor mandatory vehicle insurance for automobiles. Although the state retains the death penalty for limited crimes, the last execution was conducted in 1939. Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. New Hampshire is the only state that does not mandate public kindergarten, partly out of frugality and lack of funding, and partly out of belief in local control, a philosophy under which towns and cities, not the state, make as many decisions as possible. ( German, literally means "children's garden" is a form of education for young children which serves as a transition from home to the commencement of more formal schooling As of 2005, all but two dozen communities in the state provided public kindergarten.
New Hampshire is a "Dillon Rule" state, meaning that powers not specifically granted to municipalities are retained by the state government. John Forrest Dillon ( December 25, 1831 &ndash May 6, 1914) was an American Jurist who served on both federal Even so, there is within the state's legislature a strong sentiment favoring local control, particularly with regard to land use regulations. Traditionally, local government in New Hampshire is conducted by town meetings, but in 1995, municipalities were given the option of using an official ballot to decide local electoral and budgetary questions, as opposed to the more open and public town meeting. A town meeting is a meeting where the population of an entire geographic area is invited to participate in a gathering often for a political administrative or legislative purpose
New Hampshire is an Alcoholic beverage control state, and through the State Liquor Commission it takes in $100 million from the sale and distribution of liquor. David Justin 1550 16 September The New Hampshire Liquor Commission regulates and maintains a monopoly on the sale of Alcoholic beverages in the state of New Hampshire.  The state also leads the country in per capita sales of all forms of alcohol. 
As of January 1, 2008, civil unions are legal in New Hampshire, giving all the rights associated with marriage in the state to same-sex couples. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Civil unions in New Hampshire are permitted under state law between unrelated same-sex individuals and are intended to provide the same "'rights responsibilities and obligations' 
New Hampshire is internationally famous for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the quadrennial American presidential election cycle. The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide Political party Primary elections held in the United States every four years as part of The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. The primary draws more attention by far than all other primaries, and has often been decisive in shaping the national contest. Critics from other states have tried repeatedly but failed to reduce the state's primary clout. In Dixville Notch in Coos County and Hart's Location in Carroll County, residents vote at midnight the Tuesday the primary is being held. Dixville Notch is an unincorporated village with a population of approximately 75 in the Dixville township of Coos County New Hampshire, USA. Hart's Location is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. State law grants that a town where all registered citizens have voted may close early and announce their results. These are traditionally the first towns in both New Hampshire and the U. S. to vote in presidential primaries and elections.
In the past, New Hampshire has often voted Republican. Some sources trace the founding of the Republican Party to the town of Exeter in 1853. Exeter is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The state is considered to be the most conservative state in the Northeast. However, the state supported Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, but prior to that had only strayed from the Republican Party for three candidates—Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28 1856—February 3 1924 was the twenty-eighth President of the United States.
In recent years, however, in both national and local elections it became a swing state. A swing state (also battleground state or purple state) in United States It was the only U. S. state to give its electoral votes to George W. Bush in the 2000 election but then go Democratic in the 2004 election. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. New Hampshire gave its four electoral votes to John Kerry in 2004 with 50. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator 2% of the vote. The change from voting Republican was solidified by the 2006 midterm elections, in which both Congressional seats were won by Democrats (Paul Hodes defeated Charlie Bass and Carol Shea-Porter defeated Jeb Bradley); Democratic Governor John Lynch was re-elected in an historic landslide with 74% of the vote; Democrats gained a majority on the Executive Council; and Democrats took both houses of the State Legislature for the first time since 1911. Paul Hodes (born March 21, 1951 in New York City New York) is an attorney from the U Charles Foster "Charlie" Bass (born January 8 1952) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (born December 2, 1952) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of New Joseph E "Jeb" Bradley (born October 20, 1952) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for the John H Lynch (born November 25 1952, Waltham Massachusetts) is the current Governor of New Hampshire. Democrats now hold both the legislature and the governorship for the first time since 1874.  Republicans hold both U. S. Senate seats, which were not up for a vote in 2006. Prior to the 2006 elections, New Hampshire was the only New England state in which Republicans held majorities in both legislative chambers.  The New Hampshire General Assembly is the largest among state legislatures in the U. S. , with 400 members, and has the most representatives per capita (approximately one for every 3,200 citizens). New Hampshire has been known for a Libertarian-like political tradition that values individual freedom and limited exercise of state governmental powers. Libertarianism is a term used by a broad spectrum of political philosophies which prioritize individual Liberty and seek to minimize or even abolish the A state is a political association with effective Sovereignty over a geographic Area and representing a Population. The Free State Project selected New Hampshire as its destination due to its "Live Free or Die" libertarian-esque heritage. The Free State Project (FSP is a plan to have 20000 individuals move to a single state in the United States, with the intent of influencing local 
New Hampshire has more than 150 public high schools, many of which serve more than one town. The largest is Pinkerton Academy in Derry, which is owned by a private non-profit organization and serves as the public high school of a number of neighboring towns. Pinkerton Academy is a Secondary school in Derry, New Hampshire. There are at least 30 private high schools in the state.
In the spring, New Hampshire's many sap houses hold sugaring off open houses. This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. WMUR-TV, channel 9 is the ABC -affiliated Television station for the state of New Hampshire that is licensed to Manchester. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the New Hampshire Public Television is a Television company and Public broadcasting mini-network in New Hampshire, licensed to the University of New Hampshire MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company WZMY-TV, channel 50 is the MyNetworkTV -affiliated Television station for southern New Hampshire and Greater Boston, licensed to Sugar shack redirects here For the song by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs see Sugar Shack. In summer, New Hampshire is home to many county fairs, the largest being the Hopkinton State Fair, in Contoocook. A fair is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated Carnival or Funfair entertainment Contoocook is a Census-designated place (CDP within the town of Hopkinton in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. New Hampshire's lake region is home to many summer camps, especially around Lake Winnipesaukee, and is a popular tourist destination. The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is the mid-state area surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam Lake, and Squam Lake. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest Lake in New Hampshire. It is approximately 21 miles (34 km long (northwest-southeast and from one to nine miles (1 In the fall New Hampshire is host to the New Hampshire Highland Games. Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage especially New Hampshire has also registered an official tartan with the proper authorities in Scotland, used to make kilts worn by the State Police while they serve during the games. Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. The fall foliage peaks in mid October. Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally Green leaves of many Deciduous Trees and Shrubs by which they take on during In the winter, New Hampshire's ski areas attract visitors from a wide area, and New Hampshire has more miles of snowmobile trails than roads. See also List of ski areas and resorts This is a list of ski areas and resorts in the United States. A snowmobile (known locally as snowmachine, snowsled or by the Brandname Ski-Doo) is a land vehicle that is commonly propelled by  After the lakes freeze over they become dotted with ice fishing ice houses, known locally as bobhouses. Ice fishing is the Activity of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the Ice on a frozen body of Water
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