Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire and the largest city of northern New England, an area composed of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. It is located in Hillsborough County on the banks of the Merrimack River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 107,006. According to the US Census, Manchester is the urban center of the Manchester, NH New England City and Town Metropolitan Area -- NECTA MA.
Manchester's nickname is Queen City. It was incorporated as a city in 1846. In 1998, it was named the Number One Small City in the East by Money magazine. Today, the city is a refugee resettlement center. More than 10% of the city's population is now foreign-born. Interstate 93 passes through the eastern part of the city and connects it to Concord, New Hampshire, the White Mountains, and Boston, Massachusetts.
The city is served by Manchester Airport, a fast-growing airport that has Southwest Airlines as its main service provider. The Mall of New Hampshire, on Manchester's southern fringe, is the city's main retail center.
Manchester sport teams include The Manchester Wolves (Arena Football), The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (minor league baseball), and The Manchester Monarchs (American Hockey League).
The city is the fictional hometown of President of the United States Jed Bartlett and his family on the American television series, The West Wing.
Manchester is a sister city of Nashville, Tennessee, with which it is directly linked by air.
Web Sites and Links
Center of New Hampshire Municipal ParkingDowntown parking garage. Includes rates, contacts, and related links.
City of ManchesterOfficial city website. Information on municipal departments, mayor's office, boards and commissions, and ordinances; plus business and relocation section, visitor's guide, event calendar, and maps and points of interest.
Greater Manchester Chamber of CommerceBusiness directory, membership information, event listings, visitor and relocation guides, and legislative watch.
Manchester Police DepartmentDepartment divisions, crime statistics and case updates, staff directory, job openings, and FAQs page.
Webster: ManchesterOfficial statistics and information from the New Hampshire State Library.