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Massachusetts


Massachusetts is a Northeastern state of the United States, bounded to the north by Vermont and New Hampshire, to the east and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut, and to the west by New York. It is the seventh smallest of the U.S. states in terms of total area with a population of 6,892,503 inhabitants. Its capital and biggest city is Boston, and its governor is Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts has been the scene of many historical events. In 1620, a ship called the Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod carrying settlers called Pilgrims. These people were escaping religious persecution in England and created the first permanent European settlement in New England, called Plymouth. Soon after, the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving with members of the Wampanoag tribe, which still exists in Massachusetts today, to thank them for their help in cultivating the land. In 1639 America’s first post office opened in Boston and in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the first telephone.

The state has a temperate climate. It is colder but drier in western Massachusetts, although its winter snowfalls may be more severe than those nearer the coast. July is the hottest month, and January the coldest month.

Local farmers grow about 25 percent of the cranberries in the United States. The state has preserved many of its forests, and there are now nearly 150 state forests, reservations, and parks. The economy of Massachusetts today is based largely on technological R&D and the service sector (including tourism).

Boston is famous for its chocolate chip cookies which were invented there, but also for the official state dessert: the Boston cream pie, which is a chocolate-iced white cake filled with custard.

If you want information about your city in Massachusetts, click on the Massachusetts city names or Massachusetts town names below:

Complete List of Cities in Massachusetts

  • CHARLTON

    Charlton is a Town in Worcester county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • MEDWAY

    Medway is a Town in Norfolk county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • KINGSTON

    Kingston is a Town in Plymouth county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • HARWICH

    Harwich is a Town in Barnstable county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • PALMER

    Palmer is a City in Hampden county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • MEDFIELD

    Medfield is a Town in Norfolk county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • SPENCER

    Spencer is a Town in Worcester county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • REHOBOTH

    Rehoboth is a Town in Bristol county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • LYNNFIELD

    Lynnfield is a Town in Essex county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • ATHOL

    Athol is a Town in Worcester county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • CARVER

    Carver is a Town in Plymouth county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • PEPPERELL

    Pepperell is a Town in Middlesex county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • DUDLEY

    Dudley is a Town in Worcester county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • TYNGSBOROUGH

    Tyngsborough is a Town in Middlesex county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • WESTON

    Weston is a Town in Middlesex county with -15 000 inhabitants.

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