Concord is the capital city of New Hampshire, a state in the United States. With a population of about 42 000 people the city occupies an area of 67.5 square miles. The city was originally called Rumford but had its name changed to Concord following a border dispute with the neighboring town of Bow. The name was given to mark the concordial agreement between the two cities following the settling of the dispute in 1765. The city of Concord has a main street that allows tourists a peek into history with some of the original buildings of the city still standing. Among the notable buildings are the New Hampshire State House, Eagle Hotel and the Railroad Square. Other places of interest are the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, the Capitol Center for the Arts and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Concord is situated in Merrimack County and its central location in the state of New Hampshire was responsible for its choice as the state capital. The city’s growth was facilitated by the railroad and also the Merrimack River as transportation channels. Concord offers a wide range of touristic activities to suit people of different tastes such as cultural and historical museums, trekking in the wild, an ice skating arena and a community center. People can engage in various activities available to suit groups, individuals and families. The city is reachable by air, road and rail. There are various accommodation facilities suitable for singles couples, families and groups from the inns and hotels in the city.