Located in the southern part and the largest city of the state of New Hampshire and a city in Hillsborough County, Manchester is situated along the Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River, which has been providing hydroelectric power. The town was apparently named after Manchester, England by Samuel Blodget, who had seen the barge canal in England city, and who constructed the first canals surrounding the falls. The city's economy has significantly depended on the cotton operations, and during the decline of the textile industry, it spurred the plan to industrial rehabilitation. With Manchester's financial services being the city's main economic activity, the city manufactures includes aircraft engine parts, textiles, automobile accessories, and electrical instruments.
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