New Hampshire became the 9th US state on June 21st 1788. New Hampshire is commonly known as the "Granite State" due to the large amount of granite in the state. Granite quarries can be found dotted throughout the state.
Capital City: The capital city of New Hampshire is Concord which promotes itself as
"The Heart of a Healthy New Hampshire". New Hampshire is surrounded by the following states Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and a small amount of coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Population: The population of New Hampshire is 1.2 million based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the New Hampshire Department of Safety's website under the motor vehicles section.
Economy: The economy of New Hampshire is driven in part by farming including dairy and poultry as well as nursery stock production. Other big industries include lumbar production and the production of chemical and electric products.
State Bird: The state bird is the Purple Finch or Erythrospiza purpurea which can have beautiful plumage depending on the sex, age and of the bird. Older males generally have the most vibrant plumage with females often having dull green / brown color. The Purple Finch has a sweet singing voice and is generally sociable except when feeding where it can become aggressive toward other birds if disturbed.
State Flower: The state flower is the Purple Lilac or Syringa Vulgaris which has characteristic purplish lilac flowers which grow in clusters.
State song: The state song is the "Old New Hampshire" by John F Holmes which sings the praises of this beautiful state.
State Motto: The state motto is "Live Free or Die"