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Saddle Ball Mountain and Pontoosuc Lake, Massachusetts
Saddle Ball Mountain, the 2nd highest peak in Massachusetts seen from Pontoosuc Lake, the peak on the right is Mt. Greylock, the highest summit in the state.
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Location map of Massachusetts state USA
Where in the United States is Massachusetts? Location map of Massachusetts in the US.
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.





History
Massachusetts Topographic Map Topographic Regions Map of Massachusetts. Click the map to enlarge.


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.



Area
The state occupies an area of 27,336 km² (10,555 sq mi), compared it is somewhat smaller than Belgium (30,528 km²).

Plimoth Plantation, living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The museum attempts to replicate the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists who later became known as the Pilgrims.
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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
Highest point in the state is Mount Greylock in the Taconic Mountains at 1063.4 m (3,489 ft).

Largest lake
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.



Population
Massachusetts State House in Boston
Rendered image of Downtown Boston and Massachusetts State House. The building with its gilded dome (in 23k gold) is located at Beacon Hill. It is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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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).



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:
Boston Massachusetts seen from the Harbour
Boston seen from the harbor. Massachusetts' primate city is the state's capital and largest city.
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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.


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


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Reference Map of Massachusetts
Reference Map of Massachusetts

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