Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTES

Zakim Bridge Boston,Mass.

Forward Van Linesspecializes in providing outstanding moving services to and from Massachusetts, with coverage from Boston to Springfield among othercities.Originally dependent on fishing, agriculture, and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts’ economy shifted from manufacturing to services. In the 21st century, Massachusetts is a leader in higher education, health care technology, high technology, and financial services.

State webpage: www.mass.gov

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Official language: English
Demonym: Bay Stater; Massachusite; Massachusettsian

Capital: Boston
Largest city: Boston
Area: Ranked 14th in the US

  • Total: 10,555square miles (27,336km²)
  • Width: 183miles (295 km)
  • Length: 113miles (182km)
  • % Water: 25.7
  • Latitude 41° 14′ N to 42° 53′ N
  • Longitude 69° 56′ W to 73° 30′ W
Population: Ranked 14th in the US

  • Total: 6,587,536(2011est)
  • Density: 840per square miles (324 km²) Ranked 3rd in the US
Elevation: Mount Greylock

  • Highest point: 3,489with ft (1063.4m)
  • Mean: 500 ft (150 m)
  • Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
Before statehood: Province of Massachusetts Bay
Admission to Union:February 6, 1788 (6th)
Time zones:

  • Estearn: UTC -5/-4
Abbreviation: MA US-MA

 


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