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A state of the northeastern U.S.: generally hilly. Capital: Concord. Population: 1 172 709 (1997 est.). Area: 23 379 sq. km (9027 sq. miles). Abbreviations: N.H, (with zip code) NH.

Summary Article: New Hampshire from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
State in the USA, one of the New England states, one of the original Thirteen Colonies, and one of the smallest US states; bordered to the north by the Canadian province of Québec, to the east by Maine and the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Massachusetts, and to the west by Vermont; area 23,227 sq km/8,968 sq mi; population (2006) 1,314,900; capital Concord. New Hampshire is known as the Granite State owing to its high concentration of granite deposits. Other nicknames include Mother of Rivers, after the many New England rivers that originate in New Hampshire's mountains; the White Mountain State, after the White Mountain range; and the Switzerland of America, after the state's mountain scenery. The state is named after the county of Hampshire in...    Continue Reading

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