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New Hampshire Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for New Hampshire?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of New Hampshire (NH) known as the "Granite State". New Hampshire has 10 counties, and the capital of the State is Concord.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of New Hampshire is determined by taking the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of NH is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the NH Abbreviation for New Hampshire was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format.

Map of New Hampshire


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for New Hampshire is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

New Hampshire - (NH) - N.H.

Map showing location of New Hampshire in USA

Where is New Hampshire? (NH)

The State of New Hampshire is located on the north east United States.

Abbreviation of New Hampshire - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for New Hampshire?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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New Hampshire Abbreviation (NH)

Initials & Acronym - NH
Initials determined by the 'Initial Letter of 2 words'
Facts about AP style
New Hampshire - (NH) - N.H.
What state is NH? Abbr. of states
Interesting facts about the two digit code
Old states initials, letters and acronym
Two letter abbreviation of New Hampshire (NH)

Abbreviation (NH)

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