Admission to Statehood: June 21, 1788 – 9th state
Size: Area: 9351 sq. mi., Land 8969 sq. mi., Water 382 sq. mi., Coastline 13 mi., Shoreline 131 mi.,
Largest Cities: Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, Rochester, Salem, Dover, Merrimack, Londonderry, Hudson
Highest Point: Mt. Washington; 6288 feet
Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; sea level
Nickname: Granite State
Flag: The body or field is blue and bears upon its center in suitable proportion and colors a representation of the state seal. The seal is surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves with nine stars interspersed.
Flower: Purple lilac – Syringa vulgaris
Bird: Purple Finch
Song: “Old New Hampshire” – words by Dr. John F. Holmes and music by Maurice Hoffmann.
Tree: White birch – Betula papyrifera
Motto: Live free or die
Agriculture: Dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs.
Industry: Machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products, tourism.