New Hampshire - a small state in the New England region at the northeast. The population is 1,315,000 (2007). The unofficial name is a "Granite State". The capital is the city Concord, the largest city is Manchester. New Hampshire is a first state in the country, which declared independence from Britain. New Hampshire traditionally include historical and cultural region of New England. At the north it borders with Canadian province of Quebec, at the east - with the state of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean at the south - with Massachusetts, at the west - with Vermont. The territory of New Hampshire is 24 239 km. The coastline of the state on the Atlantic Ocean is 29 miles. To the north are the White Mountains (highest point 1,917 m) - a popular tourist area, and in the middle of New Hampshire is New England Upland. The climate is continental character - here a short warm summers and cold, very harsh, snowy and windy weather in winter. The main rivers in the state are Connecticut Merrimack which energy is used by numerous hydroelectric power plants. The largest lake is Winnipesauke.