New England Colonies and the state of New Hampshire

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10 fast facts about New Hampshire

  1. New Hampshire is located in America's northeastern New England region.
  2. New Hampshire's boundaries include Quebec to the north and northwest, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Massachusetts to the south, and Vermont to the west.
  3. New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline of any U.S. state, measuring only 18 miles.
  4. New Hampshire's major regions are the Great North Woods, the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley, the Monadnock Region, and the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area.
  5. The majestic White Mountain range spans the north-central portion of the state, and within this range is Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in the northeast. The upper reaches of Mount Washington claim the title of having the "worst weather on earth." 
  6. New Hampshire's major rivers include the Merrimack River and the Connecticut River, which defines the state's western border with Vermont. 
  7. The state's largest lake is Lake Winnipesaukee, which covers 72 square miles.
  8. Most of New Hampshire's terrain is sparsely populated and covered with dense forests. 
  9. New Hampshire has more than three hundred ice hockey rinks. That's nearly three times more hockey rinks than the same-sized, neighboring state of Vermont. 
  10. New Hampshire is home to Dartmouth College. 

Popular tourist attractions in New Hampshire include BounceU, an indoor, climate controlled recreation facility with gigantic inflatable equipment, arcade games, music and food.

Other points of interest are the Currier Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Water Country Theme Park in Portsmouth, and the Wolfeboro boat rides & trolley tours.

New Hampshire is also popular for its many art galleries, antique shops and farmers markets.

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New England Colonies

Here's a list of America's original 13 New England Colonies, along with their dates of statehood:


STATE NAME                        FOUNDING DATE

1. DELAWARE                        December 7, 1787

2. PENNSYLVANIA                  December 12, 1787

3. NEW JERSEY                      December 18, 1787

4. CONNECTICUT                   January 9, 1788

5. GEORGIA                          January 2, 1788

6. MASSACHUSETTS               February 6, 1788

7. MARYLAND                        April 28, 1788

8. SOUTH CAROLINA             May 23, 1788

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE            June 21, 1788

10. VIRGINIA                        June 25, 1788

11. NEW YORK                      July 26, 1788

12. NORTH CAROLINA            November 21, 1789

13. RHODE ISLAND                May 29, 1790


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