The state of Massachusetts is a state of the United States and part
of New England. It is somewhat smaller than Belgium and has
approximately 6.5 million residents. Its highest point is Mount
Greylock (Berkshire County) at 1,066 m. Massachusetts has the most
residents of all New England states and with Boston also the
largest city in the region.
The state of Massachusetts,
located in New England, is known for its important role in the
colonial history of the United States. In the capital, Boston, there
is the Freedom Trail circular route that leads past the
sites associated with the American War of Independence.
- Area: 27,333 sq km
- Population: 6,547,629
- Abbreviation: MA
- Capital: Boston
- Local time: GMT -4
- Nickname: The Bay State
Massachusetts borders Vermont, New Hampshire, New
York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The islands of Nantucket and
Martha's Vineyard are located on the southeastern coast of
Massachusetts. To the south is the Cape Code peninsula, which is a
popular vacation spot. There are not only plenty of opportunities
for swimming and surfing here, but also numerous bike paths on which
the landscape can be explored by bike.
Politically, Massachusetts is democratic and home to the Kennedys
dynasty of politicians. Economically, Massachusetts is one of the
strongest states in the United States. The mentality is still
relatively strongly influenced by the Puritan roots and was one of
the first 13th colonies that rebelled against the British and
declared themselves independent.
The Americans also like to call Massachusets "the cradle of
independence". The declaration of independence was read out here in
1776. The state has around 6.7 million residents.
Massachusetts is very industrialized. Numerous electronic items
are made here. Massachusetts is also known for its universities,
especially Harvard University. The largest city is Boston, followed
by Worcester and Springfield.
Massachusetts: climate and weather
The climate in New England brings warm summers, changeable spring
and autumn and cold winters. The autumn days are quite mild, but it
gets quite cool at night. A lot of snow can be expected in
winter. The Indian Summer begins in mid-September. Then the leaves
change color and winter is just around the corner.