Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade. The entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts has played a powerful commercial and cultural role in the history of the United States. Massachusetts is the 7th-smallest state in the United States. It is located in the New England region of the northeastern United States and has an area of 10,555 square miles (27,340 km²), 25.7% of which is water. Several large bays distinctly shape its coast.
Massachusetts is known under different nicknames; aka Baked Bean State, or Codfish State (formerly represented on license plates by a codfish), or The Bay State, or Old Colony State, or Pilgrim State, or The Spirit of America (used on license plates), or The People's Republic of Massachusetts (colloquial), or Taxachusetts (colloquial) and detailed official information about Massachusetts can be found on the homepage at www. mass.gov.
Massachusetts US is a state of the New England region; as shown in the given Massachusetts location map that Massachusetts is located in the north-eastern part of the United States.
On the given map of Massachusetts one can find - it is bordered by Connecticut and Rhode Island from the south, New York in the west, and New Hampshire and Vermont in the north. However, in the eastern side of Maine Atlantic Ocean lies.
The Massachusetts is the education capital of the world because of the Harvard University situated in the Cambridge city. Today, the state is a leader in higher education, health care, high technology, and financial services. State’s more than 6.6 million populations live in the Boston metropolitan city. Boston is the capital city of the state. By taking help of the given Massachusetts map US one can find it the eastern half of the state comprises of urban, suburban, and rural areas, whereas Western Massachusetts is largely rural.
Boston's 2.5-mile Freedom Trail features 16 historic attractions, including Boston Common, the Bunker Hill Monument and the Paul Revere House. Don't miss the marketplace at Faneuil Hall! Throughout the history, Massachusetts US has been popular and in news; this is the first place of English settlement and also one of the first places that became the centre of US freedom movement. Above all, its city Boston is more popularly known as “Cradle of Liberty” for the agitation that led to the American Revolution for the independence from Great Britain; one of the most significant incidents in the history i.e. “Boston Tea Party” had been happened here. And, in the modern era Massachusetts again in news because it is the first U.S. state that legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
The US State Massachusetts occupies 20,205 m², about 0,22 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Massachusetts with 6,859,819 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 8,04 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 1,122,782 fewer people. The capital Boston alone has 694,784 inhabitants.
There was once a flood of molasses in Boston that killed 21 people. Some claim that parts of Boston's North End still smell like molasses on a hot day.
Boston is the largest city, at the inmost point of Massachusetts Bay, and the mouth of the Charles River. Despite its small size, Massachusetts features numerous topographically distinctive regions. The large coastal plain of the Atlantic Ocean in the eastern section of the state contains Greater Boston, along with most of the state's population, as well as the distinctive Cape Cod peninsula. To the west lies the hilly, rural region of Central Massachusetts, and beyond that, the Connecticut River Valley. Along the western border of Western Massachusetts lies the highest elevated part of the state, the Berkshires. Along with twelve national historic sites, areas, and corridors, the National Park Service also manages the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Most of Massachusetts has a humid continental, with cold winters and warm summers. Far southeast coastal areas are the broad transition zone to Humid Subtropical climates. The warm to hot summers render the oceanic climate rare in this transition, only applying to exposed coastal areas such as on the peninsula of Barnstable County. The climate of Boston is quite representative for the commonwealth, characterized by summer highs of around 81 °F (27 °C) and winter highs of 35 °F (2 °C), and is quite wet. Frosts are frequent all winter, even in coastal areas due to prevailing inland winds. Due to its location near the Atlantic, Massachusetts is vulnerable to nor'easters, hurricanes and tropical storms.