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Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It was one of the original 13 states and is one of the 6 New England states, lying in the northeastern corner of the country. Massachusetts (officially called a commonwealth) is bounded to the north by Vermont and New Hampshire, to the east and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut, and to the west by New York. It is the seventh smallest of the U.S. states in terms of total area. Its capital is Boston, the state’s most populous city. English explorer and colonist John Smith named the state “Mas-sa-chu-setts”, which has been translated as “at the great hill”, “at the place of large hills”, or “at the range of hills”, from different Algonquian language dialects. It has also been said to mean “near the great hill” and therefore to refer to Cape Ann, but modern authorities believe there is no foundation to this folk etymology.
Despite the name, the geographical center of Massachusetts is in Otis State Forest in Berkshire County, near the village of Copake Falls. The geographic center of Boston is also in Otis State Forest but on the opposite side of Route 23. Massachusetts has a mixed climate—humid continental (Köppen climate classification Dfa) in the central and western portions of the state, with humid subtropical (Cfa) in most of southeastern Massachusetts including Boston, and oceanic (Cfb) in the far northern portions.
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Massachusetts was 6,745,629 on July 1, 2013, a 4.5% increase since the 2010 United States Census.
The capital of Massachusetts is Boston. Many consider it to be New England’s most diverse city in terms of its population and other demographics. It has been called the “most European” city in the United States for many years, due largely to immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and Europe.