State of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Geostatistics

  • Land area:
    (land)8,968 sq. miles
    (water) 382 sq. miles
    (TOTAL) 9,350 sq. miles
  • Land area: (all states)
  • Horizontal Width: 69 miles from Claremont, east to Rochester
  • Vertical Length: 159 miles from Pittsburgh directly south to NashuaNote: Maximum lengths and widths are point to point, straight line measurements from the Mercator map projection and will vary some uses of other map projections
  • Border States: (3) Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont
  • Counties: (10) map
  • County: (largest in population) Hillsborough 382,739
  • Geographic Center: Approximately 3 miles east of Ashland in Belknap County
  • Highest Point: Washington, 6,288 ft.
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft.
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Average Elevation: 1004 feet.

New Hampshire Lat / long


  • Latitude/Longitude: (Absolute Locations)
    Concord: (capital) 43º 20′ N, 71º 53′ W
    Nashua: 42º 76′ N, 71º 46′ W
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New Hampshire is placed in both the northern and western hemispheres. As part of North America and located in the northeastern region of the United States (one often referred to as New England), New Hampshire is bordered by the states of Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Canadian province of Quebec.

New Hampshire (New Hampshire) (New Hampshire), a state in the northeastern United States, in New England. Area 24.2 thousand km 2. Population 1.3 million (2004). The administrative center is the city of Concord. Major cities: Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Portsmouth. See counties in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire borders Maine to the east, Canada to the north, Vermont to the west, and Massachusetts to the south.

In the extreme southeast it has access to the Atlantic coast. Most of the state is the Appalachian ranges , in the north are the White Mountains (White Mountains) with the highest point of the state, Mount Washington (1916 m). The southeast is occupied by the coastal lowland. 85% of the territory is covered with pine forests. Many lakes. The climate is humid temperate.

Seaport (in Rochester). Mechanical engineering, production of copy-printing and medical equipment. Electrical engineering, electronics, communications, pulp and paper, leather, footwear industry. A major tourist center (resorts, winter sports, horse and dog racing). Agricultural areas are located on the border with the state of Vermont in the valley of the Connecticut River. Agriculture is of little importance (horticulture, horticulture, fodder grasses, growing vegetables and fruits). Dairy farming, poultry breeding. Sea crayfish fishing. State University (in Durham, founded in 1866). University of Rochester (it includes the Eastman School of Music), Rochester Institute of Technology, various colleges. Institute of Humanities and Natural Sciences. Symphony Orchestra.

  • AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of New Hampshire, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in New Hampshire.

The first appearance of man in the state 10 thousand years ago. Before the British, up to 4 thousand Indians of the Pennacook tribal union lived here. The first English settlements of fishermen and merchants were established at the mouth of the river. Piscatacua in 1623. In 1629, the two owners of this region divided it among themselves. New Hampshire fell to Captain Mason and a colony was formed. Prior to the outbreak of King Philip’s War (with Spain, 1675-76), there were no conflicts between settlers and Indians. During the 17th – early 18th centuries. The colony was governed by the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1741 there was a separation from Massachusetts. Beginning in 1741, the colony engaged in border disputes with its neighbors, which were interrupted by the War of Independence, in which the inhabitants of the colony took an active part in it. The war began for the inhabitants of New Hampshire in December 1774 with an attack on an English fort in Portsmouth Harbor and the seizure of weapons by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. In 1776, New Hampshire adopted a constitution that declared the state’s independence from Great Britain. New Hampshire is among the first 13 states. The current constitution was adopted in 1784. In the 18th-19th centuries The state’s economy is based on rich forest resources. The main industry is shipbuilding (center in Portsmouth). As settlers moved into the hinterland, farming developed. In 1808 the capital was moved from Portsmouth to Concord. In 1810, the first factory was built on the site of the future Manchester. The manufacture of textiles begins. There are large enterprises of the shoe industry. Competition from the South caused an industrial decline. In the late 1830s, there was a decline in agriculture. The cotton mills closed in 1935 (the first in the US). AfterDuring the Civil War, production declined overall. World War II gave impetus to the development of high technology. Favorable conditions for the development of production (low taxes, low land prices, proximity to large markets) contribute to the economic recovery of the state.

Attractions include historic sites in Concord. Gallery Carriera (famous collection of furniture and textiles of the 17th-18th centuries). Museum of photography in Rochester. Museum of Midwestern Art.

State of New Hampshire