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New Hampshire was named after the county of Hampshire in England.

Nicknames:   Granite  State Data: Total area; 9.341 sq. miles; water 310 sq. miles  Motto:  State Flower: Purple Lilac  Main Rivers: Connecticut, Ammonoosuc, Saco, Glen-Ellis, Peabody, Merrimack, Contoocook, Pemigewasset, and Suncook.  Mountain Ranges & Topography: Elevation; Lowest, Atlantic Ocean, sea level;  highest, Mt. Washington, 6,288 ft.; average, 1,000 ft..  Famous White Mountains in the north-central part, with the Presidential Franconia, and Carter-Moriah ranges, including Crawford and Franconia Notches, and Mts. Washington, Lafayette, and Lincoln,  Also the Great Stone Face, rock formation, put into literature by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  The rest of the state is composed of rolling uplands.  About 18 miles of seacoast, with a low sandy beach.  Several hundred glacial lakes, including Winnipessaukee (the largest), with 274 islands; Squam, Newfound, Sunapee, Pawtuckway Pond, Massabesic, Winnisquam, Ossipee, Umbagog, and Mascoma.  National forest lands, 870,554 acres.  Agriculture: Hay is the principal crop.  Also potatoes, fruit, (especially apples and peaches), corn and oats.  Livestock, poultry, and dairy farming.  U.S. Agricultural Experiment Station at Durham.  U.S. Land-Grant College: University of New Hampshire at Durham.  Manufacturing includes: Electronics, software, cotton and woolen textiles, boots and shores, paper and wood pulp, lumber, and timber products (white pine, hemlock, sugar maple, yellow birch, red oak, white oak, red spruce, balsam and white birch), knit goods, foundry and machine shop products, textile machines and parts, and wooden boxes.  Fishing:  Lobsters, haddock, cod, and clams.  Geology: Minerals: Granite is most important; also gneiss, clay products, sand, gravel, feldspar (crude), and mica.  Leading Cities: Manchester, Berlin, Concord (capital), Dover, Keene, Laconia, Nashua, and Portsmouth.

Climate-  Normally cold winters, cool summers.  Average annual temperature: 42 degrees to 47 degrees (latter in low altitudes); extremes in mountains ranging from 102 degrees to 38 degrees below zero.  Annual rainfall 40 inches.    

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Food-  Traditional American food in most communities.  Chinese food is also prevalent.

Foreign Visitors-  Foreigners entering the United States must carry two documents: A valid Passport, expiring not less than 6 months prior to the scheduled end of their visit to the U.S.; and a tourist visa obtainable at any American consulate at no charge. Anyone applying for an immigrant's visa must obtain a screening test for the AIDS-HIV virus.  This test does not apply to tourists.  Any visitor with a medical condition that requires treatment with narcotics or with paraphernalia must carry a valid, signed prescription from their doctor.  Travel insurance is optional in the US but required by most car rental companies.  See our link on money conversion for foreign guests.

History-   Search the State Website (Click Here!)

Language-  English

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Money-  US Currency - Currency conversion from:

Parks- (Search State Parks),  (WorldTourist Search Page-Nat. Parks)  

Recreation-  Search the State Website (Click Here!)

Resorts-  Contact us to add your Resort link here!

Seasons-   Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter!  

Tours-  Contact us to add your tour company here!

Travel- This country is best seen by private auto!

Tips-  In the high country early spring and Fall snow storms can catch you unaware, be prepared!  


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