Capital City: Boston
Population (2019): 6,692,824; Rank: 14 of 50 | Population Quick Facts
Admission to Statehood: February 6, 1788 (6th State)
State Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem translates to by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
State Nickname: Bay State
Origin of State Name: Based on the Algonquin Indian word massachussett meaning “near the great little mountain”
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Area Codes: 339, 351, 413, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978
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On a white field is a blue shield emblazoned with the image of a Native American, Massachuset. He holds a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. The arrow is pointing downward representing peace. The white star represents Massachusetts as one of the original thirteen states. Around the shield is a blue ribbon with the motto: “By the Sword, We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty”. Above the shield is an arm and sword, representing the first part of the motto. Flag adopted 1915, amended 1971. Get this Flag
Area: 10,555 sq.mi (27,337 sq.km.), 44th
Land: 7,838 sq.mi. (20,300 sq.km.), 45th
Water: 2,717 sq.mi. (7,037 sq.km.), 17th
Coastline: 192 mi. (309 km.), 10th
Shoreline: 1,519 mi. (2,445 km.), 15th
Highest Point: Mt. Greylock ; 3,491 feet, (1,064 m.) 31st tallest
Lowest Point: Massachusetts; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest
Geographic Center: Rutland, 12 mi. north west of Worcester
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Absolute Center: 42Â°20.4’N / 72Â°1.9’W
Relative Center: Rutland, 12 mi. north west of Worcester
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Governor: Charlie Baker (R)
Senators: Elizabeth Warren (D) Ed Markey (D)
Constitution: Massachusetts Constitution
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Electoral College Votes: 11 Votes
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Agriculture: Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, cranberries, vegetables.
Industry: Machinery, electric equipment, scientific instruments, printing and publishing, tourism.
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