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New Hampshire - 9th State

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Capitol City Concord  
Year admitted into union

June 21, 1788

New Hampshire is 218 years old

Year Settled 1623
Bird Purple Finch
Flower Purple Lilac
State Flag
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Tree White Birch
Motto Live free or die
Song Old New Hampshire
Origin of Name Named by Captain John Mason for the county in England named Hampshire
Nickname Granite state, Mother of the rivers, switzerland of America, White Mountain state
Area and Rank 9,304 Sq mi, Rank 44th largest
Extent

180 mi N-S 93 mi E-W

Highest Elevation Mount. Washington6288 ft Above sea level
Lowest Elevation Sea level along the Atlantic coast
Population 1,287,687 rank 41st most populated state
Ethnic Break Down

White 96%
Black 0.7%
Hispanic 1.7%
Asian 1.3%
American Indian .2%

Population Density 137.8 people sq mi  
Economy
   
Service industry Education, Health care, Real estate, Tourism  
Manufacturing Machinery, Scientific Instruments, Electrical equipment  
Agriculture

Dairy products, Eggs, Hay, Apples, Potatoes, Sweet corn, Maple syrup Beef-cattle, Hogs

 
Mining Sand and gravel and granite  
     
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