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All about New Hampshire

Historical Note:

Good-bye Mother . . .

Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Name Origin: English. Named after Hampshire County, England

Capital: Concord

Population: 1,337,000

Area: 9,279 square miles

Statehood: June 21, 1788 (9th state)

Nickname: The Granite State

Motto: "Live free or die"

Famous For: Granite, White Mountains, Lakes, Beaches, The Old Man of the Mountain (Old Stoneface) , Prime Primary (The first state to hold presidential primary elections)

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