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Where is the Capital of Massachusetts?
The Map of Massachusetts (MA) shows the location of the state capital in the "Bay State". counties, that has 14 counties, and the capital of the State is Boston. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Boston including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Boston, Massachusetts.


The Massachusetts maps provide an outline of the state, which covers 10,555 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Boston, is 89.63 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

Map of Massachusetts


Where is Boston located?
The location of Boston is by Massachusetts Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The city is located in Boston county, Massachusetts.

Capital of Massachusetts - Boston
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

Map showing location of Massachusetts in USA

Where is Massachusetts? (MA)

The State of Massachusetts is located the north east United States.


History & Facts on Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts
The History and Fast, fun facts about Boston, the capital city of the "Bay State":

History & Facts about Boston, Massachusetts - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the largest city. Founded on September 7, 1630
Fact 2: The state of Massachusetts covers 10,555 square miles and the size of the capital is 89.63 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city of Massachusetts is 636,479 and it is the county seat of Boston county. Nickname: Athens of America, Cradle of Liberty
Fact 4: History - The city was founded on November 17, 1630, by Puritan colonists from England. The majority of Boston's early citizens were Puritans.

Fact 5: History - The town was named from for Boston, England, in Lincolnshire, the original home of several prominent colonists

Fact 6: History - The Massachusetts town of Boston was pivotal in the events leading up to the American Revolutionary War (17751783).

Fact 7: History - Patriots including John Adams and Paul Revere rebelled against taxation by the British.

Fact 8: History - The Boston Massacre was an incident that occurred on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilians

Fact 9: History - The boycott of taxed British tea led to the Boston Tea Party in 1773

Fact 10: History - Several early battles of the American Revolutionary War occurred in or near the city, including the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston in Massachusetts.

History & Facts about Boston, Massachusetts - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Boston, Massachusetts
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Boston, Massachusetts obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Boston was 636,479, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Boston, Massachusetts - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Massachusetts - Boston

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Map and capital - Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston Nickname: Athens of America, Cradle of Liberty

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