New Hampshire

New Hampshire, also New Hampshire (English: New Hampshire) is a state in the northeastern United States, in the New England region. The area is 24 thousand km². Population 1,315,000 (2007). The unofficial name is “Granite State”. The capital of the state is the city of Concord. The largest cities are Manchester and Nashua. The first state in the country to declare independence from Great Britain. Most of the state is occupied by the spurs of the Appalachians (the White Mountains massif, height up to 1916 m – Mount Washington), in the southeast of the state is a coastal lowland. The climate is temperate, maritime. Air temperature ranges from −5 °C in January to 22 °C in July. Precipitation is about 800-1000 mm per year. The main rivers are Connecticut and Merrimack. Lake Winnipesaukee. Most of the territory of the state is under forest (pine, hemlock, oak, birch).

Economy

Industry: mechanical engineering (electrical, electronic, industrial equipment production), tannery and footwear, textiles, woodworking, pulp and paper. Logging. Extraction of building materials (granite, etc.).

Agriculture is dominated by dairy farming, poultry farming, and greenhouse farms specializing in cranberries and blueberries.

The only oceanic port is Portsmouth. A significant part of the population (up to 15%) is employed in the sphere of services and tourism.

Manchester (New Hampshire)

Manchester
City in the United States
Location
State New Hampshire
County Hillsborough County
Coordinates 42°59’27″N, 71°27’49″WL
General
Surface 90.6 km²
– country 85.8 km²
– water 4.8 km²
Residents
(2020)
115,644
(1349 inhabitant/km²)
Website manchesternh.gov

According to COUNTRYAAH, Manchester is the largest city in the American state of New Hampshire and has a population of 107,006. This makes it the 214th city in the United States (2000). Its surface area is 85.4 km², making it the 188th city.

The city is located on the Merrimack River.

History

Old Factory Buildings in Manchester

The place was officially founded in 1751 as Derryfield. In 1807 , Samuel Bloget opened a canal and lock system that directed ship traffic around the local falls. His plan was to make the place the “Manchester of America”, after the city of Manchester, which was the center of the Industrial Revolution in England. The first cotton mill was opened in 1809, after which the town was renamed from Derryfield to “Manchester”.

Demographics

12.9 % of the population is older than 65 and 31.7 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 2.5% (2000 census figures).

About 4.6% of Manchester’s population is Hispanic and Latino, 2.1% of African origin and 2.3% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 99,217 in 1990 to 107,006 in 2000.

Climate

In January the average temperature is -7.4 °C, in July it is 20.8 °C. There is an average annual rainfall of 923.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 10 miles radius of Manchester.

Manchester

Derry (16 km)

East Merrimack (14 km)

Hooksett (12 km)

Pinardville (5 km)

South Hooksett (3 miles)

Born in Manchester (NH)

  • Grace Metalious (1924-1964), writer (Peyton Place)
  • Lee Morin (1952), astronaut

Nashua (New Hampshire)

Nashua
Place in the United States
Location of Nashua in New Hampshire
Location of New Hampshire in the US
Location
County Hillsborough County
Type of place City
State New Hampshire
Coordinates 42° 45′ NB, 71° 29′ WL
General
Surface 80,0 km²
– land 77,5 km²
– water 2,5 km²
Residents
(2006)
87.157
Height 46 m
Other
FIPS-code 50260
Photo’s

Nashua is a city in the American state of New Hampshire, and is administratively part of Hillsborough County.

Demographics

At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 86,605. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 87,157, an increase of 552 (0.6%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​82.5 km², of which 80.0 km² is land and 2.5 km² is water.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Nashua.

Nashua

East Pepperell (12 km)

Pepperell (13 km)

East Merrimack (12 km)

Hudson (4 km)

Londonderry (15 km)

Born

  • Judd Gregg (14 februari 1947), politicus
  • Paul Michael Levesque (Triple H) (July 27, 1969), wrestler
  • Ray LaMontagne (18 juni 1973), folksinger-songwriter
  • Mandy Moore (April 10, 1984), singer and actress

Concord, New Hampshire

Concord
Place in the United States
Location of Concord in New Hampshire
Location of New Hampshire in the US
Location
County Merrimack County
Type of place City
State New Hampshire
Coordinates 43° 13′ N, 71° 33′ W
General
Surface 174.8 km²
– country 166.4 km²
– water 8.4 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
42,378
(255 inhabitant/km²)
Height 89 m
Politics
Mayor Jim Bouley (D)
Other
FIPS code 14200
Website concordnh.gov
Main Street in Concord

Concord is the capital of New Hampshire, a state in the United States. At the 2000 census, it had a population of 40,687.

Concord is a small town where government is virtually the only occupation. The downtown area actually consists of only one street, Main Street, which also houses the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, the State House.

The only law school in New Hampshire, the Franklin Pierce Law Center, is located in the city.

Concord is located on the Merrimack River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean north of Boston.

History

New Hampshire State House

The area has been inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years. The wide Merrimack Valley with its fertile soil and good river connection to Boston attracted British settlers from Massachusetts, who established a settlement there in 1725 that evolved into present-day Concord. In the remainder of the 18th century it developed into an important place. When New Hampshire became a state after the American Revolution in 1808, Concord’s central location made it the logical choice to declare it the capital of the new state. The State House built in 1819is the oldest U.S. state parliament building, which is still used for parliamentary sessions.

Geography

Concord is located at 43°13’12” north latitude and 71°32’57” west longitude. The highest point is 262 meters above sea level.

The city has an area of ​​174.9 km².

Sights

  • State House, the New Hampshire State Legislature
  • Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, named after the Concord teacher who was killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Concord.

Concord

Pittsfield (20 miles)

Contoocook (13 km)

Henniker (23 km)

Hooksett (16 km)

South Hooksett (23 km)

Suncook (12 km)

Notable residents of Concord

Born

  • Mark Levine (1938-2022), jazz pianist, trombonist, composer, author and educator
  • Keri Lynn Pratt (1978), actress

Died

  • Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), 14th President of the United States

Resident (or have been)

  • Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814), inventor, natural philosopher and social reformer
  • Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986), teacher and astronaut

Concord, New Hampshire