Massachusetts

Massachusetts

When the pilgrims came to the New World on the Mayflower, they landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Harvard University and the Kennedy Compound are also located in the state. Famous chef Emeril Lagasse grew up in MA.

About Massachusetts

Massachusetts officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. 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. Massachusetts is the 7th least extensive, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. The commonwealth features two separate metropolitan areas: Greater Boston in the east and the Springfield metropolitan area in the west. Approximately two thirds of the commonwealth's population lives in Greater Boston, most of which is either urban or suburban. Western Massachusetts features one urban area the Knowledge Corridor along the Connecticut River and a mix of college towns and rural areas. Many of Massachusetts' towns, cities, and counties have names identical to ones in England.

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