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State Facts

Full Name

State of New Hampshire

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

June 21, 1788 (9th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,235,786 (41st)

Land Area (Rank)

8,968 square miles; 23,227 square kilometers (44th)

Capital

Concord

Postal Abbreviation

NH

State Nickname

Granite State

Motto

Live free or die

Song

“Old New Hampshire” (music by Maurice Hoffmann, words by John F. Holmes)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Purple lilac
  • Tree: White birch
  • Bird: Purple finch
  • Gem: Smoky quartz
  • Animal: White-tailed deer
  • Ladybug: Ladybug
  • Amphibian: Spotted newt
  • Butterfly: Karner blue

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Dairy products,
    • nursery stock,
    • cattle,
    • apples,
    • eggs
  • Industry:
    • Machinery,
    • electric equipment,
    • rubber and plastic products,
    • tourism