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Concord

Concord

Most New Hampshire towns would be considered antiquated and interesting, but not altogether large. The same could be said about Co...

Nashua

Nashua

Built around the now-departed textile industry, in recent decades it has been swept up in southern New Hampshires economic expans...

Plymouth

Plymouth

Plymouth is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States, in the White Mountains Region. Plymouth is located at the conv...

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

New Hampshire's cities are known primarily for their longevity. The history that surrounds them is fascinating and well wor...

Facts

When to visit:

New Hampshire has appeal all year long. Summer is, unsurprisingly, the peak tourist season as guests take to the state’s inviting beaches. Winter is a close second in popularity, thanks to snowy ski-slopes and numerous cozy winter resorts.

But the two peak seasons see fairly large crowds and substantial prices that make off-season visits all the more appealing. Spring in New Hampshire is extremely pleasant, and hotels and Bed & Breakfasts make a concerted effort to offer real off-season bargains. Mid-September is a wonderful time to observe the state’s breathtaking fall colors.

Facts:

State Abbreviation: NH

State Capital: Concord

Largest City: Manchester

Area: 9,351 square mile (46th biggest in the USA)

New Hampshire Population: 1,299,500 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: textiles, lumber, tourism, electronic equipment, software

New Hampshire Rivers: Androscoggin River, Connecticut River, Merrimack River

New Hampshire Lakes: Lake Winnipesaukee

Highest Point: Mt. Washington - 6,288 feet above sea-level

Origin of the Name New Hampshire: named for Hampshire, England

State Nickname: Granite State

State Motto: "Live Free or Die"

State Song: Old New Hampshire