Massachusetts General Information


GENERAL

Abbreviated as MA on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Massachusetts is a state of the United States of America and part of New England.

Massachusetts Population

Nickname

Bay State

Capital

Boston

Biggest town

Boston

Area

Rank (within the US): 44th out of 50 states

Overall: 27,360 km²

Land: 20,317 km²

Water (%): 7,043 km² (25.7%)

Residents

Rank (within the US): 13th out of 50 states

Total (2000): 6,349,097

Density: 232 / km²

State membership

Rank 6th out of 50 states

Since: February 6, 1788

GEOGRAPHY

Time zone: Eastern: UTC -5 / -4

Latitude: 41 ° 10’N to 42 ° 53’N

Longitude 68 ° 57’W to 73 ° 30’W

Width: 80 km

Length: 305 km

Highest position: 1,063 m

Average location: 150 m

Lowest position: 0 m

Massachusetts State Flag

Massachusetts borders New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, New York to the west, and Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean. The islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are on the southeast coast. The largest city is Boston. Other major cities include New Bedford, Worcester, Cambridge, Lowell, Springfield, and Pittsfield.

POPULATION

There are 6,349,097 residents in Massachusetts.

HISTORY

Massachusetts was one of thirteen colonies that rebelled against British rule during the American Revolution.

ECONOMY

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Massachusetts economy benefited primarily from whaling in the cities of Nantucket, New Bedford and Salem, Massachusetts, as well as from the cod catches, the world’s best fishing grounds at that time just off the coast of Massachusetts. Numerous representations and symbols of cod on coins and as architectural decorations in the capital Boston are evidence of this.

PARTICULARITIES

The state of Maine was a part of Massachusetts until 1820, although it is not directly adjacent to it.

OTHERS

The well-known Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are located in Massachusetts.

BOSTON

Boston lies with an area of ​​approx. 232 km² on the east coast of the USA, northeast of New York and is located in the state of Massachusetts. Boston’s city center has a little over 600,000 residents, while the catchment area of ​​the metropolis and New England’s largest city has a population of 4.5 million. The main characteristic is the cultural diversity. Be it in terms of population structure or opportunities to go out and experience things. Boston is one of the most attractive and livable cities nationwide, which is unfortunately also reflected in the rental prices.

The city became famous for the “Boston Tea Party”. In 1773 the British Parliament decided to increase the tea tax. This was by no means in the interests of the American settlers, who at that time were mainly composed of English, Russians, Poles, Irish and Germans. The “BTP” was thus one of the triggers of the war of independence against the British kingdom. You can still follow the traces of yore today. Those who are good on foot can stroll along 4 kilometers of sites of the US independence movement. What is special is that the sidewalks of this path are marked with a red line and you can take a look at 16 important scenes from this historically significant time for American development. just to be able to provide granite for construction faster. Pretty smart. Speaking of smart: If you are in Boston or the surrounding area, you can, if in doubt, come across extremely intelligent people. The famous and world-famous Harvard University and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are located in the nice Boston suburb of Cambridge. With over 30 universities in and around Boston, Boston is also a young, student-rich city. just to be able to provide granite for construction faster. Pretty smart. Speaking of smart: If you are in Boston or the surrounding area, you can, if in doubt, come across extremely intelligent people. The famous and world-famous Harvard University and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are located in the nice Boston suburb of Cambridge. With over 30 universities in and around Boston, Boston is also a young, student-rich city.

And where there are many young people, sports teams should not be missing. The sports teams of this city have achieved national recognition in the USA. The baseball team of the “Boston Red Sox” is one of the most famous teams of the MLB (Major League Baseball). They have won the World Series a total of seven times. The last time in 2013. The Celtics are a veteran in basketball – they are one of three still existing founding members of the NBA. A total of 17 times they could win the NBA title. The Boston Bruins also made history. In fact, the city’s ice hockey team is the first NHL team in American history. Most recently, the skate cracks won the coveted Stanley Cup in 2011.

Location: Northeast USA, State: Massachusetts

Population: approx. 625,000 (metropolitan area approx. 4,590,000)

Area: 232 km²

Nicknames: The City on a Hill, The Walking City, City of Champions, The Puritan City, The Hub (of the Universe), Beantown

Cultural / Museums: Boston Athenæum, Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Sights: Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, New England Aquarium, Hancock Place, Boston Harbor Islands

Hotels: Rennaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston Harbor Hotel, Revere Hotel Boston Common, Intercontinental Boston

Famous People: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Rose Kennedy, Elaine Showalter, James Taylor, Jennifer Coolidge, Lisa Edelstein, Edward Norton, Bobby Brown, Uma Thurman, Mark Wahlberg

Massachusetts Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 14 counties in the state of Massachusetts.

  1. Barnstable County (County Seat: Barnstable)
  2. Berkshire County (County Seat: Pittsfield)
  3. Bristol County (County Seat: Taunton)
  4. Dukes County (County Seat: Edgartown)
  5. Essex County (County Seat: Salem)
  6. Franklin County (County Seat: Greenfield)
  7. Hampden County (County Seat: Springfield)
  8. Hampshire County (County Seat: Northampton)
  9. Middlesex County (County Seat: Cambridge)
  10. Nantucket County (County Seat: Nantucket)
  11. Norfolk County (County Seat: Dedham)
  12. Plymouth County (County Seat: Plymouth)
  13. Suffolk County (County Seat: Boston)
  14. Worcester County (County Seat: Worcester)

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