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About Massachusetts

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.

Settled by the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620. The area of Massachusetts was part of the original territory of the United States. In the mid 18th century the Massachusetts Bay Colony became a center of resistance to the British and a driving force of the movement for independence from 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 (Appalachians) in the west to the coast of the Atlantic in east, which is shaped by several large bays, Massachusetts Bay, Buzzards Bay, and Cape Cod Bay.
Highest point in the state is Mount Greylock with 1063.4 m (3,489 ft).
The Quabbin Reservoir, largest lake in Massachusetts, is a primary freshwater supply for Boston, it is fed by three branches of the Swift River.

Massachusetts has a population of 6.85 million people (est. 2018) [1], 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).

The detailed map below is showing the US state of Massachusetts with its boundaries, the state capital Boston, major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
Cities and Towns in Massachusetts

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Massachusetts:

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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