New Hampshire, the "Granite" state, one of the original 13 colonies, was the 9th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788. New Hampshire is a New England state with Canada and Vermont to the west and Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
The largest city is Manchester with just over 100,000 in population and Concord is the capital city.
New Hampshire's topography includes the White Mountains to the north, the coastal lowland along the Atlantic coast and the New England Uplands in between.
The climate ranges from warm and humid summers to cold and wet winters, somewhat milder along the Atlantic coast, and harsher in the mountain regions.
Leading sectors in New Hampshire's economy are agriculture, particularly dairy, lumber and tourism. New Hampshire ranks as a low tax state with no state sales or income tax.