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Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

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Dixville Notch is an unincorporated community in Dixville township of Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Coös County, frequently spelled Coos County, is a county in the state of New Hampshire, in the United States.

Coos County is the name of two counties in the United States:

Voters in Dixville Notch cast first ballots of N.H. primary by Fox News

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The population of the township, all of whom live in Dixville Notch, was 12 at the 2010 census.

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The village is known for being one of the first places to declare its results during United States presidential elections and the New Hampshire primary.

The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.

The election of President and Vice President of the United States is, technically, an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C. cast ballots for members of the U.S. Electoral College, known as electors.

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It is located in the far north of the state, approximately 20 miles from Canada.

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America.

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The village is named for the Dixville Notch mountain pass about 0.5 miles southeast of and 100 feet uphill from it, that lies between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, and separates the Connecticut River's watershed from that of the Androscoggin.

The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States.

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The village, situated at about 1,800 feet above sea level at the base of dramatic mountains, is the location of The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; one of a handful of surviving New Hampshire grand hotels, it is situated on a 15,000-acre plot, accommodating golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

Skiing is a mode of transport, recreational activity and competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.

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Dixville Notch is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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