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|The Commonwealth of Massachusetts|
|Nickname(s): Bay State|
Motto(s): Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem|
(Latin: By the sword she seeks peace under liberty)
10,555 sq mi |
|- Width||183 miles (295 km)|
|- Length||113 miles (182 km)|
|- % water||13.3|
|- Latitude||41°10'N to 42°53'N|
|- Longitude||68°57'W to 73°30'W|
|Number of people||Ranked 13th|
818/sq mi (312.68/km2)|
|- Average income||$52,354 (9th)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
3,491 ft (1,064 m)
|- Average||500 ft (150 m)|
|- Lowest point||
|Became part of the U.S.||February 6, 1788 (6th)|
|Governor||Deval Patrick (D)|
Elizabeth Warren (D)|
Ed Markey (D)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Abbreviations||MA, Mass. US-MA|
Massachusetts is a state in the United States of America. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Its capital and largest city is Boston. It is on the east coast of the United States. It is next to the Atlantic Ocean and the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The word Massachusetts comes from Native American language. It means "place with hills."
Massachusetts was one of the first places that European people lived when they came to America. It was one of the first American colonies. The Pilgrims from Plymouth, England came to America for religious freedom in 1620. Massachusetts has some famous schools in the USA, including Harvard University. Massachusetts is also one of the richest states in the United States. Its major cities are Boston, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Governor of Massachusetts
- List of counties in Massachusetts
- List of cities and towns in Massachusetts
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html#Highest. Retrieved 2006-11-6.
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