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Charming Holiday home rentals in Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

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Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast in Cambridge near Boston

Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast in Cambridge near Boston. Excellent location! We are conveniently located just...

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Boston Floating Bed and Breakfast facing Boston Harbor in...

Boston Floating Bed and Breakfast facing Boston Harbor in Massachusetts. Set in the historic Charlestown Navy...

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Charming Holiday home rentals in Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown - Massachussetts - Martha's Vineyard Contemporary Home Holiday - 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8-10 Comfortably....

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Welcome to Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a sovereign state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Most of its population of 6.6 million lives in the Boston metropolitan area. The eastern half of the state consists of urban, suburban, and rural areas, while Western Massachusetts is mostly rural. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and ranks third among U.S. states in GDP per capita.

Massachusetts has been significant throughout American history. Plymouth was the second permanent English settlement in North America. Many of Massachusetts's towns were founded by colonists from England in the 1620s and 1630s. During the eighteenth century, Boston became known as the Cradle of Liberty for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain. It was also a center of the temperance movement and abolitionist activity before the American Civil War. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The state has contributed many prominent politicians to national service, including the Adams family and the Kennedy family.

There are 50 cities and 301 towns in Massachusetts, grouped into 14 counties. The fourteen counties, moving roughly from west to east, are Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket. Eleven communities which call themselves towns are, by law, cities since they have traded the town meeting form of government for a mayor-council or manager-council form.

Boston is the state capital and largest city in Massachusetts. The population of the city proper is 609,023, and Greater Boston, with a population of 4,522,858, is the 10th largest metropolitan area in the nation. Other cities with a population over 100,000 include Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, and Cambridge. Plymouth is the largest municipality in the state by land area.

 

 

 

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