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
Capital of New Hampshire State: Concord
Date of Statehood: June 21, 1788
New Hampshire State 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.
New Hampshire State Nickname: The Granite State
New Hampshire State Motto: Live free or die.
New Hampshire State Flower:
Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)(Legislation of 1919)
New Hampshire State Tree: White Birch (Legislation of 1947)
New Hampshire State Bird:
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)(Legislation of 1957)
New Hampshire State Fish: Brook Trout (Legislation of 1994)
New Hampshire State Insect: Ladybug (Legislation of 1977)
New Hampshire State Gemstone: Smoky Quartz (Legislation of 1985)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
New Hampshire State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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New Hampshire State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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