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The USGS Land Cover Institute (LCI)

  New Hampshire Land Cover
Capital Concord
Largest City Manchester
Area Ranked 46th
Total 8,968.10 sq mi
Population Ranked 41st
Total (2000) 1,235,786
Density 137.8/sq mi
Highest point Mt. Washington 6,288 ft (1,917 m)
Lowest point Atlantic Ocean 0 ft (0 m)
New Hampshire Land Cover

New Hampshire consists of three land areas: the Coastal Lowlands, the Eastern New England Uplands, and the White Mountains. The Coastal Lowlands are a small area of the State because there are only 13 miles of New Hampshire coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is characterized by wetland and mixed forest land cover. The Eastern New England Uplands covers most of southern New Hampshire. The majority of New Hampshire’s agricultural goods are harvested in this region, with hay and assorted fruits being the most profitable commodities. The area is characterized by its forest cover and open water. The White Mountains encompass the northern part of the State, with rugged mountains and deep valleys as the predominant terrain features. The northernmost part of this region is utilized by the forest industry because of its dense forest cover. The western portion of the region is used for crop cultivation, primarily potatoes. Dairy processing is also found throughout the western side of the White Mountains.