The U.S. state of New Hampshire is divided into 10 Counties. Explore the New Hampshire County Map, all Counties list along with their County Seats in alphabetical order and their population, areas and the date of formation.
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U.S state of New Hampshire is one of the states that are in the region of New England of the country. New Hampshire is the fifth tiniest state among 50 states of U.S. by its size and area and ranks as the tenth least populous state. The state is bordered by Massachusetts to the south; Vermont lies in the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Quebec which is Canadian province to the north. The capital city of the state is Concord. The largest city in the state of New Hampshire is Manchester. The state`s nick name is ‘Granite State’.
Counties in New Hampshire ten in number. Five of them were created in the year 1769. Later the other counties were created and added. The last counties of New Hampshire were Belknap County and Carroll County. Of all Counties in New Hampshire most of the counties were named after important British or American people or geographic locations. Among the Counties in New Hampshire Coos County is the poorest county. The richest County of New Hampshire is Rockingham as it has Per Capita Income of $40, 469. Hillsborough County is the largest and most populous county of the state with 422,937 in habitants. Rockingham County stands as Second County as it has 314,176 populations.
U.S state of New Hampshire local government consists of 10 counties 234cities and towns. Counties in New Hampshire are also part and parcel of the local government. The Municipalities of New Hampshire are divided as towns and cities. Majority of the town function on the ‘town meeting’ form of government. The executive power of the Towns rests upon Board of Selected men as they are known as Town Council. There are 13 cities in the state which are governed by Council -manager or Council-Mayor.
Some of the cities are administered by Board of Aldermen especially cities like Manchester and Nashua and City Councils for all the other cities. The state has a number of unincorporated areas which are known as grants, locations, purchases, or townships. These unincorporated places are being provided services by neighbouring town or the county.
The U.S. state of New Hampshire has 10 Counties. This is list of New Hampshire Counties and County Seats in alphabetical order along with check their population, areas and the date of formation.
List of Counties in New Hampshire with County Seats
|1||Belknap County||Laconia||60,641||401 sq mi||1840|
|2||Carroll County||Ossipee||47,285||934 sq mi||1840|
|3||Cheshire County||Keene||75,909||708 sq mi||1769|
|4||Coos County||Lancaster||31,212||1,801 sq mi||1803|
|5||Grafton County||North Haverhill||89,320||1,714 sq mi||1769|
|6||Hillsborough County||Manchester||406,678||876 sq mi||1769|
|7||Merrimack County||Concord||147,994||934 sq mi||1823|
|8||Rockingham County||Brentwood||301,777||695 sq mi||1769|
|9||Strafford County||Dover||126,825||369 sq mi||1769|
|10||Sullivan County||Newport||42,967||537 sq mi||1827|