- Geographical Region: Northeast
- Size: 10555 sq.mi., 44th rank overall.
- Admitted to Statehood: February 6, 1788
- Population: 6,593,587;15th rank overall.
- Capital: Boston
- Other Major City: Worcester
- Abbreviation: MA
- Nickname: Bay State
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- State Bird: Chickadee (opens window to 50states.com)
- State Flower: Mayflower (opens window to 50states.com)
- The eastern part of the state is a low coastal plain characterized by marshes, low hills, small lakes, and shallow rivers.
- The Eastern New England Upland is a 40-60 mile wide region that extends westward from the coastal area rising to 1,000 feet above sea level before sloping down to meet the Connecticut Valley Lowland.
- The Connecticut Valley Lowland is approximately a 20-mile wide valley with rich farmland.
- Berkshire Hills region makes contains Massachusetts highest peaks. Mount Greylock is 3,491 feet above sea level.
- The 10-mile wide Berkshire Valley borders the state to the west.
Map: Relief Map of MA
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- The first subway system in the US was built in Boston in 1897..
- Lowell was the first planned industrial city in America, making way for the American industrial revolution.
- Norfolk County is the birthplace of four United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush.
- The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth in 1621.
- The first college established in North America was Harvard in 1636.
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