Covering an area of 24,214 sq. km, the State of New Hampshire is located in the north-eastern (New England) region of the United States.
As observed on the map, the state is dominated (south to north) by the White Mountains, a northern range of the Appalachian Mountains. The major peaks of the White Mountain range, containing a series of rugged mountains and narrow valleys, are found within the White Mountain National Forest. Located in the Coös County, in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains is Mount Washington – the state’s highest point, which rises to an elevation of 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m). It was at the top of this mountain, that the world's second-highest wind speed was recorded in 1934, measuring an incredible 231 miles per hour.
The northernmost reaches of New Hampshire - along its Canadian border - are tree-covered forested lands, and home to logging and paper industries. To the southeast of Concord, the Coastal Lowlands front its 13-mile-long Atlantic Ocean coastline.
The state is drained by numerous rivers. The most significant include the Connecticut River, running along the state’s entire western border with Vermont, and the Merrimack River – which is the longest river of New Hampshire. The tributaries of the Merrimack River include the Pemigewasset River, the Contoocook River, and the Winnipesaukee River. The state’s only ocean port – Portsmouth is formed by the Piscataqua River and its different tributaries.
Many deep, yet small, glacier-carved lakes are also found within the state. Situated in the east-central part of the state is Lake Winnipesaukee – the largest lake in New Hampshire. Other major lakes include Lake Francis, Umbagog Lake and Squam Lake. The state’s lowest point is at the Atlantic Ocean (0ft).
New Hampshire is divided into 10 counties. In alphabetical order, the counties are: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan.
With an area of 24,214 sq. km, New Hampshire is the 5th smallest and the 10th least populous state in the USA. Located in the south-central part of the state along the Merrimack River is Concord – the capital and the 3rd largest city of New Hampshire. It serves as a major distribution, industrial, and transportation hub. It also functions as the center for education, healthcare, and many insurance companies. Located along the banks of the Merrimack River is Manchester – the largest and the most populated city in New Hampshire. It is also northern New England’s biggest city and is considered to be one of the most affordable and liveable cities in the United States.
The State of New Hampshire is located in the north-eastern (New England) region of the United States. New Hampshire is bordered by the states of Vermont in the west, by Massachusetts in the south; by Maine and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It is also bordered by the Canadian province of Quebec in the north.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021