New Hampshire Fun Facts
Information About New Hampshire, New Hampshire Geography,
and New Hampshire Schools
New Hampshire is abbreviated NH. The capital of New Hampshire is Concord and the largest city in New Hampshire is Manchester.
Residents of New Hampshire are referred to as New Hampshirites. The unofficial name of New Hampshire is "Granite State." The state song of New Hampshire is "Old New Hampshire." The state motto is "Live Free or Die."
New Hampshire was named for Hampshire, England by Captain John Mason.
New Hampshire is ranked 41st in population and received its statehood June 21, 1788.
The state bird of New Hampshire is the Purple Finch. The Purple Lilac is the state flower and the White Birch is the state tree.
Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont are bordering states of New Hampshire. New Hampshire shorelines border the Atlantic Ocean.
Major industries of New Hampshire include textiles, lumber, tourism, electronic equipment and software.
There were 198,308 K12 students in the New Hampshire public schools in 1996. Out of those students 18,322 were first grade students. There were also 12,692 K12 public school teachers in the New Hampshire public schools system. There were a total of 512 New Hampshire public schools in 1996. (Source: IES National Center for Education Statistics)
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