Portal:New Hampshire

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Introduction

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New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 10th least populous of the 50 states.

In January 1776, it became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain's authority, and it was the first to establish its own state constitution. Six months later, it became one of the original 13 states that founded the United States of America, and in June 1788 it was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, bringing that document into effect.

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Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work frequently used themes from rural life in New England, using the setting to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes.

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State facts

  • Population 1,330,608 (2015 est)
  • Admission to the Union: June 21, 1788 (9th)

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  • Motto: Live Free or Die, written by Revolutionary General John Stark.
  • State Seal: Seal of New Hampshire.svg - In the center is a broadside view of the frigate USS Raleigh, in the left foreground is a granite boulder, and in the background a rising sun. A laurel wreath and the words "Seal of the State of New Hampshire " on the border with "1776" at the bottom surrounded by a five-pointed star.
  • Flag: Flag of New Hampshire.svg - the state seal centered on a blue field surrounded by laurel leaves with nine stars.
  • State Emblem: Image:NHemblem.jpg - a replica of the Old Man of the Mountain surrounded with the name of the state above and the motto below.
  • Tartan: NewHampshireStateTartan.jpg - green 56, black 2, green 2, black 12, white 2, black 12, purple 2, black 2, purple 8, red 6, purple 28

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Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire. It is approximately 21 miles (34 km) long (northwest-southeast) and from one to nine miles (1.6 to 15 km) wide (northeast-southwest), covering 69 square miles (180 km²) (71 square miles when Paugus Bay is included),[1] with a maximum depth of 212 feet (64.6 meters).

The lake contains at least 253 islands, half of which are less than a quarter-acre in size (list of islands) and is indented by several peninsulas, yielding a total shoreline of some 288 miles (463 km). The driving distance around the lake is 63 miles (101 km). It is 504 feet (153 m) above sea level. Winnipesaukee is the third-largest lake in New England after Lake Champlain and Moosehead Lake.


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New Hampshire news

  • January 8, 2008 – New Hampshire Hosts First US Presidential Primary for the 2008 election.
  • January 24, 2008 – Re-count of GOP ballots begins.

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