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Many symbols of New Hampshire can be found in our New Hampshire coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the New Hampshire Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

New Hampshire OutlineState Name: New Hampshire
State Nickname: The Granite State
State Capital: Concord
State Governor: Maggie Hassan
State Abbreviation: N.H.
2 letter Postal Code: NH
Area: 9,304 square miles
Date Entered the Union: June 21, 1788
State #: 9
Borders: Canada, Maine, Piscataqua River, Atlantic Ocean, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut River
New Hampshire flagFlag Meaning: There are 9 stars embedded in the laurel wreath (symbolizing victory) that surrounds the state seal that is centered in a dark blue rectangle. The stars represent New Hampshire as being the 9th state to ratify the United States Constitution. The date "1776" at the bottom of the seal represents the date New Hampshire adopted it's constitution and independence from Great Britain. The flag was adopted in 1909.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 2
State Motto: Live free or die
State Flower: purple lilac
State Bird: purple finch
State Song: "Old New Hampshire" and "New Hampshire, My New Hampshire"
State Tree: white birch
State Mammal: white-tailed deer
State Fish: striped bass; brook trout
State Amphibian: spotted newt
State Butterfly: karner blue
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, Rochester, Salem, Dover, Merrimack, Londonderry, Hudson
Famous Residents:
- Robert Frost, poet
- Horace Greeley, journalist and politician
- Sharon Christa McAuliffe, teacher and astronaut
- Franklin Pierce, president
- Alan Shepard, astronaut
Attractions: Mt. Washington, Francoinia Notch, Franklin Pierce Home, Strawberry Banke, Cannon Mountain, Cathedral of the Pines, Congregational Church, Daniel Webster's Birthplace, Hannah Dustin Monument, Mary Baker Eddy Homestead, Nansen Ski Jump, Pinkham Notch, Portsmouth Naval Base
Agriculture: dairy products, fruits (apples, strawberries), hay, potatoes, poultry and eggs
Natural Resources: fish, garnets, feldspar, granite, mica, sand and gravel

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