The City of Berlin, NH
Berlin is located in northern New Hampshire, north of the White Mountains. The city is bordered to the south by Randolph and Gorham, north by Milan, east by Success and west by Kilkenny. New Hampshire Route 16 passes through the center of the city, leading north to Errol and to Main, and leading south through Gorham and Pinkham Notch to North Conway and the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Route 110 leads northwest out of Berlin through West Milan & Groveton, NH.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.5 square miles (162 km2), of which 61.6 square miles (160 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is water, comprising 1.35% of the town. Berlin is situated at the confluence of the Androscoggin and Dead rivers. The Mahoossuc Range is to the southeast. Jericho Mountain State Park created from a city park and from private land in 2005, is west of the city center and features a reservoir created in the 1970’s and a network of ATV trails. The city’s highest point is Mount Weeks, at 3,901 feet (1,189 m) above sea level. Approximately half of Berlin lies within the Connecticut River and half lies in the Androscoggin River watershed.
Berlin is the principal city of the Berlin of Coos County, New Hampshire and Essex County, VT. Because Quebec is less than 60 miles (100 km) away, Berlin has a large number of people of French Canadian descent in its population. Around 65% of its residents speak a variant of New England French, which is locally known as “Berlin French”.
Public education is managed by Berlin Public Schools:
- Berlin High School (Grades 9 through 12)
- Berlin Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)
- Hillside Elementary School (Grades 3 through 5)
- Brown Elementary School(Grades K through 2)
- Granite State College
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