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New Hampshire

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Ratification or Admission:  June 21, 1788 (9th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1784
State Abbreviation:  NH
State Capital:  Concord
Largest City - Population:  Manchester
Origin of the Name:  Named for the English county of Hampshire, by John Mason.
State Motto:  Live Free or Die
State Nickname:  The Granite State
State Song:  “Old New Hampshire” | Lyrics: John F. Holmes | Music: Maurice Hoffmann
State Animal:  White-tailed Deer
State Bird:  Purple Finch
State Fish:  Brook Trout
State Flower:  Purple Lilac
State Fruit:  Pumpkin
State Gemstone:  Smoky Quartz
State Insect:  Ladybug
State Mineral:  Beryl
State Tree:  White Birch
State Flag:  The state flag of New Hampshire is the state seal on a blue background. The state seal is surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves with nine stars interspersed. The nine stars represent the 9th state to be admitted to the union. The wreath is an ancient symbol of fame, honor, and victory.


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