Candia, New Hampshire

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Candia is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 3,911 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 4,112.[1] The town includes the villages of Candia, Candia Four Corners and East Candia.



Settled in 1743, Candia was once part of Chester and known as Charmingfare, probably because of the many bridle paths or "parades" through the pleasant scenery. Charmingfare was incorporated in 1763 and named Candia by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, possibly after the old name under Venetian domination of the principal city of Crete, which he had visited after graduation from Harvard.

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.6 square miles (79 km2). 30.3 sq mi (78 km2) of it is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) of it is water, comprising 0.79% of the town. The town is bordered by Deerfield to the north, Hooksett (in Merrimack County) to the west, Auburn and Chester to the south, and Raymond to the east. Notable villages in the town include Candia proper, near the town's northern border; Candia Four Corners, closer to the geographic center of the town; and East Candia, near the town's eastern border.

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