|The state flag of New Hampshire.|
New Hampshire is a state located on the north-eastern part of the United States, specifically in the New England region. The state of Massachusetts borders it to the south, Vermont to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. The state of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean are located on the eastern side of New Hampshire. The Governor of New Hampshire is Chris Sununu. Concord is the capital city of New Hampshire State. It is the county seat of Merrimack County, and it is surrounded by the villages of Penacook, East Concord, and West Concord. As of 2010, the city had a population of 42,695 people. Jim Bauley is the mayor of Concord, while Thomas Aspell, Jr. is the city manager.
History of Concord
The earliest inhabitants of Concord were the Abeki Native Americans, known as the Pennacook. Fishing was the means of livelihood for Pennacook at the time, and locals fished for migrating sturgeon and alewives. In addition, the Pennacook practised farming along the fertile river valley. They grew maize, beans, pumpkins and melons. Captain Ebenezer and others from Haverhill, Massachusetts started settling in Concord in 1727. In 1735, Concord was incorporated as Rumford, but was renamed Concord by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1765. The city’s new name portrayed the city as filled with peace and harmony. In 1808, Concord officially became the seat of state government. Its 1819 State House is currently used for meetings held by the state’s legislative branches. In the 19th century, Concord was a railroad transport hub. Today it is the center for healthcare and many insurance companies.
Economy of Concord
Concord is a major distribution, industrial, and transportation hub. It is well connected by railways and highways, which makes Concord a perfect spot for distribution. Furthermore, it has well established healthcare facilities and hospitals. Carolina International Medicine and the Concord Hospital are top hospitals in Concord. Besides the provision of excellent healthcare services, the health sector also provides employment for over 5,000 people. In fact, the service industry in Concord grows every single day. It is mainly focused on education, finance, and insurance. For instance, six insurance companies have their headquarters in Concord and numerous banks have operational offices in the city, too. The per capita income for Concord between 2009 and 2011 was $29,296.
Some of the notable persons are associated with Concord include the artist George Condo, professional poker player Annie Duke, and Gary Hirshberg, the CEO of Stony Field Farm. Styles Bridges, former United States senator and the 63rd Governor of New Hampshire, was also from Concord.
Tourism is an integral part of the growth of Concord. One of the major tourist attractions in Concord is the New Hampshire State House that was built between 1815 and 1818. The Eagle Hotel, Phoenix Hall, and Pierce Manse are also great tourist attraction sites.
•By Sharon Omondi
•culled from www.worldatlas.com