Massachusetts is a U.S. state in New England known for its significant Colonial history. In Boston, its capital, the Freedom Trail is a walking route of sites related to the American Revolution. These include the Bunker Hill Monument, commemorating the war's first major battle in 1775. The city is also home to the Museum of Fine Arts and other notable institutions. The Red Sox pro baseball team plays at Fenway Park.
State Capital: Boston.
Massachusetts was one of the original 13 states and one of the 6 New England states located in the northeastern region of the United States. Massachusetts is bordered by Vermont to the north, New Hampshire to the east and Atlantic Ocean to the southeast with Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south and New York to the west.
Massachusetts is the sixth smallest state in the region and the capital is Boston. The name "Massachusetts" means "near the great hill" and this hill is believed to be the Blue Hill which is located in the south of Boston.
Massachusetts is unique among the different states due to its culture and history compared to the rest of the country.
Massachusetts was the pioneer when the United States began transforming itself into an industrial powerhouse. Massachusetts' merchants whose income depended on trade began to transit into urbanisation and industrialisation after sever losses during the war of 1812. In 1870s, Massachusetts become the first state in the US where more people lived in cities and towns than rural areas.
Throughout the 19th century, Massachusetts was a leading manufacturing centre. In the first half of the 20th century, competition from the southern states lead to massive economic decline in Massachusetts which caused large scale factories closure in the states. However during World War 2 and the Cold War, new high technology industries that depended on the Federal government's spending blosomed and new built a new economy with Boston as the centre.
The Main Cities in Massachusetts
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of Massachusetts and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Boston - 617,594
2.Worcester - 181,045
3. Springfield - 153,060
4. Lowell - 106,519
5. Cambridge - 105,162
6. New Bedford - 95,072
7. Brockton - 93,810
8. Quincy - 92,271
9. Lynn - 90,329
10.Fall River - 88,857
Famous Landmarks in Massachusetts
Below are some of Massachusetts’s most visited landmarks:
-Situated in the heart of downtown Boston, Boston Common is a public park that dates back to 1634, making it the oldest city park in the US. The Common is close to 50 acres in size and serves as a connection point for a number of parks that wind through Boston’s neighborhoods.
Tallest Buildings in Massachusetts
Below are the tallest buildings in Massachusetts:
-The 200 Clarendon building in Boston is also known as the John Hancock Tower. At 70 stories and 790 feet tall and built in 1976, it has been the tallest building in Massachusetts for 30 years.
1. 200 Clarendon Street (60 stories; 790 feet)
2. Prudential Tower (10 Light Street) (52 stories; 749 feet)
3. Millennium Tower (60 stories; 685 feet)
4. Federal Reserve Bank Building (32 stories; 614 feet)
5. One Boston Place (41 stories; 601 feet)
6. One International Place (46 stories; 600 feet)
7. 100 Federal Street (37 stories; 591 feet)
8. One Financial Centre (46 stories; 590 feet)
9. 111 Huntington Avenue (36 stories; 554 feet)
10. 111 Huntington Avenue (35 stories; 538 feet)
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