|Manchester, New Hampshire|
| 34.9 mi² 90.4 km²|
33.0 mi² / 85.5 km²
1.9 mi² / 4.9 km²
–Total (as of 2004 (est.))
| Time zone|
DST time zone
| Eastern (UTC-5)|
|Official website: http://www.manchesternh.gov|
Manchester, New Hampshire, is a city in the Northern part of the New England region of the United States, located on the banks of the Merrimack River in Hillsborough County. Its population of over 110,000 makes it the largest city in the state and in Northern New England.
Incorporated as a city in 1846, Manchester is nicknamed the Queen City. In 1998, it was named the "Number One Small City in the East" by Money magazine. The Mall of New Hampshire, on Manchester's southern fringe, is the city's main retail center.
Historically, Manchester is important as a textile manufacturing center. The world's largest textile factory was once located along the Merrimack River. Manchester is named after the city of Manchester, in Lancashire, England, also a major 19th century textile manufacturer.
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- Manchester's nickname is the "Queen City". A state's queen city is the city with the largest population in the state but not the capital city of that state
- Another popular name for Manchester is "ManchVegas", a portmanteau of "Manchester" and "Las Vegas."
- Manchester is a sister city of Nashville, Tennessee.
- Manchester's main street, Elm Street, is believed to be the only main street in the country ending in two dead-ends.
- The city is the hometown of fictional U.S. President Jed Bartlet and his family on the television series, The West Wing.
- Manchester was one of the first planned communities in the world. It was designed by the Amoskeaq Manufacturing Company.
- Manchester is the hometown of comedian Adam Sandler, SNL actor Seth Meyers and his brother Mad TV actor Josh Meyers.
- Segway and iBOT inventor Dean Kamen's company, DEKA, is based in Manchester.
- Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
- InTown Manchester
- Manchester Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
- New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra
- Currier Museum of Art
- The Palace Theatre
- Verizon Wireless Arena
- Manchester Historic Association
- Millyard Museum
- Amosekeag Fishways
- DEKA Research & Development Corp.
- Manchester hotels