Massachusetts (masechoo´sits) named after the indigenous population, the Massachusett tribe. It has been translated as "near the great hill", "by the blue hills", "at the little big hill", or "at the range of hills". Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural, and commercial role in American history.
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 New York (W), Vermont and New Hampshire (N), the Atlantic Ocean (E), and Rhode Island and Connecticut. Boston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts.
Area: 10,555 sq mi.
Ave. Household Income (2008): $65,401
For more information please visit www.mass.gov
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