Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS an area of 9,350 sq. mi. (24,216 sq. km.), with inland water making up 314 sq. mi. (813 sq. km.), and access to territorial water of 68 sq. mi. (176 sq. km.). The White Mountains region in the northern part of New Hampshire has dense forests and deep glacial valleys. The New England Upland in central and southern New Hampshire is hilly and contains many glacial-formed lakes and streams. The Seaboard Lowland covers the southeastern corner of the state and slopes down to sea level. New Hampshire's coastline on the Atlantic is only 13 mi. (21 km.) long, with islands and inlets. New Hampshire has cool summers and long cold winters, though weather can have extreme variations. New England weather and climate is influenced by latitude (warm, moist air from the south and cold, dry air to the north), coastal orientation (position within the zone of the ...