A Map of the U.S. state New Hampshire

New Hampshire Facts

  • U.S. State: New Hampshire
  • Abbreviation: NH
  • Joined the USA: June 21st, 1788 (9th State)
  • Located: Northeastern United States
  • Capital City: Concord, NH
  • Most Populated City: Manchester, NH

37 New Hampshire Facts for Kids

  1. New Hampshire is a state in the United States of America.
  2. New Hampshire became a U.S. State on Saturday, June 21st, 1788.
  3. New Hampshire was the 9th state to join the United States.
  4. The U.S. state of New Hampshire covers 9,349 square miles.
  5. New Hampshire is the 46th largest state by area in the United States.
  6. In 2019, the population of New Hampshire was estimated to be 1,360,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  7. In 2019, New Hampshire was the 41st most populated state in the United States.
  8. A person who is from or lives in New Hampshire is called a New Hampshirites.
  9. The capital city of New Hampshire is Concord.
  10. The three most populated cities in New Hampshire are Manchester, Nashua and Concord.
  11. The largest city by population in New Hampshire is Manchester.
  12. The largest metropolitan area in New Hampshire is the Manchester–Nashua metropolitan area.
  13. The U.S. state of New Hampshire has 10 counties.
  14. The most populated county in New Hampshire is Hillsborough County with 417,025 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
  15. The largest county by area in New Hampshire is Coos County with 1,801 square miles.
  16. The highest elevation point in New Hampshire is Mount Washington at 6,288 feet above sea level.
  17. The lowest elevation point in New Hampshire is the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean at sea level.
  18. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in New Hampshire is 44.8 inches.
  19. New Hampshire is the 18th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
  20. The average temperature in New Hampshire is 44.4 °F.
  21. New Hampshire is the 43rd warmest state in the United States.
  22. The warmest temperature ever recorded in New Hampshire was 106 °F on July 4th, 1911
  23. The coldest temperature ever recorded in New Hampshire was -50 °F on January 22nd, 1885.
  24. A few natural disasters that can affect New Hampshire are heat waves, hurricanes, ice storms and nor'easters.
  25. New Hampshire is in one time zone, Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  26. The USPS abbreviation for New Hampshire is NH.
  27. New Hampshire is also known as the Granite State.
  28. A couple other nicknames for New Hampshire are the Mother of Rivers and White Mountain State.
  29. New Hampshire was named after Hampshire, England by British Colonizer Captain John Mason.
  30. New Hampshire is the first state in the United States to hold its Presidential Primary election.
  31. The motto of the U.S. state of New Hampshire is “Live free or die”. This motto is credited to a statement made by American General John Stark.
  32. The official state flower of New Hampshire is the purple lilac (Syringa vulgaris).
  33. The official state tree of New Hampshire is the white birch (Betula papyrifera).
  34. The official state insect of New Hampshire is the ladybug (Coccinellidae).
  35. The official state bird of New Hampshire is the purple finch (Haemorhous purpureus).
  36. The official state animal of New Hampshire is the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
  37. The official state gemstone of New Hampshire is the smoky quartz.

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