New Hampshire State
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New Hampshire State collage of images.
New Hampshire State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted New Hampshire as the 9th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about New Hampshire.

State Name:
New Hampshire

Abbreviation:
NH

Capital:
Concord

Date of Statehood:
June 21, 1788

Population:
1,309,940 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Dairy and poultry farming and growing fruit, truck vegetables, corn, potatoes, and hay are the major agricultural pursuits of New Hampshire.

Primary Industry:
Abundant water power early turned New Hampshire into an industrial state, and manufacturing is the principal source of income in the state. The most important industrial products are electrical and other machinery, textiles, pulp and paper products, and stone and clay products.

Nickname:
The Granite State

Motto:
Live free or die.

Flower:
Purple Lilac (Legislation of 1919)
Picture of the Purple Lilac, the official state flower of New Hampshire.

Tree:
White Birch (Legislation of 1947)

Bird:
Purple Finch (Legislation of 1957)
Picture of the Purple+Finch+, the official state bird of New Hampshire.
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Fish:
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1994)

Insect:
Ladybug (Legislation of 1977)

Gemstone:
Smoky Quartz (Legislation of 1985)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of New Hampshire.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of New Hampshire.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of New Hampshire.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of New Hampshire state.
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