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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the northeastern United States, it is one of the six New England states. Massachusetts is bordered in north by Vermont and New Hampshire; in east by the Atlantic Ocean; in south by Rhode Island and Connecticut and to the west by the state of New York.
The state's nickname is "The Bay State", or also "The Spirit of America" currently used on the state's license plates.
Great Britain. Boston, one of the oldest cities in the country is known as “the birthplace of the American Revolution”.
Admission to the Union on 6th February 1788, it was admitted as the 6th state.
The state occupies an area of 27,336 km² (10,555 sq mi), compared it is somewhat smaller than Belgium (30,528 km²).
Massachusetts extends from the Berkshire Mountains (part of the Appalachians) in the west to the Atlantic Coastal Plain in east, which is shaped by several large bays, Massachusetts Bay, Buzzards Bay, and Cape Cod Bay.
Two major islands belong to Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard, the 100 square miles (260 km²) island is known for being an affluent summer colony (a quiet bastion of old money).
Another summer colony is Nantucket, the island is a popular tourist destination and an architectural example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town with exorbitant home prices.
Highest point in the state is Mount Greylock in the Taconic Mountains at 1063.4 m (3,489 ft).
The Quabbin Reservoir in the center of the state is the largest lake in Massachusetts, it is the primary freshwater supply for Boston, fed by three branches of the Swift River.
Massachusetts has a population of 6.85 million people (est. 2018) , primate city, state capital, largest and most populous city and major port is Boston, largest metropolitan area is Greater Boston with an estimated population of 4.7 million people, this is approximately two thirds of Massachusetts' entire population.
Chief airport in the state is Boston's Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (IATA code: BOS).
Cities and Towns in Massachusetts
The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Massachusetts:
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Largest cities in Massachusetts with a population of more than 100,000:
Boston (646,000), Worcester (181,000), Springfield (153,000), Lowell (107,000), and Cambridge (105,000)
Other cities and towns in Massachusetts:
Amherst, Athol, Auburn, Barnstable, Brockton, Brookline, Chicopee, Easthampton, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Framingham, Franklin, Gloucester, Goshen, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Hyannis, Lawrence, Lynn, Malden, Marlborough, New Bedford, Newton, North Adams, Northampton, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Provincetown, Quincy, Salem, Scituate, Stockbridge, Taunton, Ware, Wareham, Westfield, and Woburn.
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