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Massachusetts Facts

  • Capital City: Boston (pop) 641,352 (2011 est.)
  • Massachusetts Population: 6,646,144 (2012 est.) (14th)
  • Massachusetts Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Massachusetts Quarter: The Massachusetts quarter, the 6th in the series and the first quarter to be released in the 2000 series, features a design of "The Minuteman", the statue standing guard at The Minuteman National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts.

    The Minutemen played a large role in the protection of our nation against the British during the Revolutionary War. These forces were trained to assemble and fight on just a moment's notice, thus the term "minuteman". Additional details

    Massachusetts Quarter
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton
  • Name: The name, Massachusetts, is from the Algonquian Indian language meaning "big hill place".
  • Statehood: February 6, 1788 (6th state)
  • Symbols

Massachusetts Photographs

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Boston Skyline

Massachusetts Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
East Falmouth Barnstable 508
Pittsfield Berkshire 413
New Bedford Bristol 508
Oak Bluffs Dukes 508
Lynn Essex 781
Greenfield Franklin 413
Springfield Hampden 413
Amherst Hampshire 413
Cambridge Middlesex 617
Lowell Middlesex 978
Nantucket Nantucket 508
Quincy Norfolk 617
Brockton Plymouth 508
Boston Suffolk 617
Worcester Worcester 508

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