Where is Boston, MA?

map showing the location of Boston
Location of Boston on a map.

Boston is a city found in Massachusetts, The United States Of America. It is located 42.36 latitude and -71.06 longitude and it is situated at elevation 38 meters above sea level.

Boston has a population of 617,594 making it the biggest city in Massachusetts. It operates on the EDT time zone.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Massachusetts
Population 617,594
Elevation 38 m over sea level
Time Zone EDT
Longitude -71.059770
Latitude 42.358430


Boston is the largest city in New England and the capital of the state of Massachusetts. One of the most historic, influential and oldest cities in America, Boston is an oasis of economic and cultural opportunities. 'Bean Town' is home to a number of museums, historical sites and a rich variety of performing arts.

Boston witnessed the birth of America and still retains the flavor of those colonial days. Today corporate headquarters and banks share space on cobblestone streets, historic Faneuil Hall, street performers and the 'T', Boston's efficient subway system.

Founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England, Boston was the site of Paul Revere's famous ride, the Boston Tea Party and many other events that led to the founding of the United States of America. Today this home of Harvard, B.U. and M.I.T. has become a center for higher education and is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England". 

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