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New Hampshire

Nickname: Granite State
Area: 8 992 sq.mi. (23 289.2 km2)
Highest point: Mount Washington 6 288 ft. (1 916.6 m)
Population: 1 189 400
Capital: Concord
Largest city: Manchester

New Hampshire lies in the North-Eastern corner of the United States. Together with 5 other surrounding states (Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island) they are called “New England”. This name was given by the British Settlers in the early 17th century, for its climate is very similar to Great Britain’s; however the winters are much colder here. The region is rich of historical and cultural traditions. Its early history is the history of the United States itself. The first settlers arrived to this territory, and created their own colony.

New Hampshire is one of the smallest cities in the USA. It’s famous for its beautiful countryside. It features dazzling valleys and mountains covered with forests in the North, while the Southern part is a flatland with a denser population. The majority of the cities are situated in the Southern region. They are middle-sized and close to each other: Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Dover and the coastal Portsmouth.
New Hampshire
Photo: Country, New Hampshire, USA, flickr.com, by cantrell.david

The city of Concord is the capital. It’s worth to visit the State House, which is made of marble and granite. It’s also worth to visit the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, where we can become familiar with astronomy and space research.
Photo: State Capitol, Concord, New Hampshire, USA, flickr.com, by redjar

The largest city is Manchester, which once the center of the textile industry. Nowadays it’s also famous for its industry. The Currier Gallery of Art is a spectacular artistic collection featuring beautiful paintings.
Photo: Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, flickr.com, by dglennon

Portsmouth is a seaport and a popular center of tourism as well. The Market Street is flanked by beautiful historical buildings. The Strawberry Banke is a 4 acres land, where different buildings show how people lived between the 17th and the 20th centuries. It’s worth to take your kids to the Children’s Museum of Portsmouth, which they’ll love.
Photo: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, flickr.com, by gailf548

It’s worth to visit Bretton Woods and take a look at the luxurious Mount Washington hotel, which is the scene of famous interstate meetings. It is surrounded by a 700 acres forest park, which has golf courses, and other opportunities for relaxation.
Bretton Woods
Photo: Mt. Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA, flickr.com, by Lance Osborne

Don’t miss out to visit the most beautiful mountainous forests, which feature rich floras and faunas. The White Mountain National Forest is more than 300 thousand square kilometers, and the Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire, full of little bays and resorts.
Lake Winnipesaukee
Photo: Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, USA, flickr.com, by Spinstah

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