Massachusetts (4)

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Entered the Union: February 6, 1788 (6th State)

Massachusetts Capital City: Boston

Lagest Cities in Massachusetts: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Fall River

Bordering States: Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Massachusetts 2013 Population (Estimate): 6,692,824

Massachusetts 2010 Population (Estimate): 6,547,629

Origin of State Name: From Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, meaning “at or about the great hill”

State Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

Massachusetts Nickname: Bay State; Old Colony State

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