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Among New Hampshire’s regions, the heavily-forested North Country—encompassing the Great North Woods and White Mountains regions—stands out as the most economically challenged. Employment and wages have been in decline over the decades as the North Country’s traditional industries–paper mills and other wood products manufactur
The Lakes Region covers a goodly portion of central New Hampshire, including all of Belknap County along with parts of Carroll, Grafton, and Merrimack Counties.
Unlike some other parts of New Hampshire, it’s hard to capture an overarching picture of the Monadnock region through economic and demographic information. In fact, looking at US Census numbers, both Cheshire and
The Merrimack Valley follows the Merrimack River, straddling part of southern New Hampshire and a swath of northeast Massachusetts, including the cities of Lowell, Haverhill, and Lawrence. Residents on both sides of the border refer to their areas as “the Merrimack Valley,” but technically the Massachusetts side is considered the “Lower Merrimack Valley,” while the New Hampshire portion is the “Upper Merrimack Valley” (not to be confused with the “Upper Valley” in the Dartmouth-Sunapee region).
At 18 miles long, New Hampshire has the shortest shoreline in America. But for centuries, this small strip of land has been the heart of the state’s Seacoast region.
Some Facts About New Hampshire’s Infrastructure:
New Hampshire has approximately 17,000 miles of state and town roads, turnpikes and interstate highways. There are 3,795 bridges in the state. As of 2010, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation plowed more than 800 lane miles of roads and put down 180,000 tons of salt for snow and ice control annually.