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Fun Fact 1

The State name originates from a local Native Indian word that means "big hill place". The correct, official, name for the state is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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The state flag is a field of white which centrally depicts a coat of arms. The state coat of arms consists of a blue shield, displaying a Native American, holding a bow and arrow; the arrow points down symbolizing peace. The upper left corner of the shield contains a white star, representing Massachusetts. Above the shield is the military crest, signifying the victory of liberty that was won through the battles of revolutionary war. Below the shield is a blue ribbon which displays the motto "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

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The Capital city of Massachusetts is Boston.  Boston is the 21st biggest city in the US

Fun Fact 4

The area of the State covers 27,336 square kilometers or 10,555 square miles

Fun Fact 5

There are five states that border Massachusetts they are; New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island

Fun Fact 6

The Massachusetts state nickname is The Bay State due to the settlements in Cape Cod Bay, and the Massachusetts Bay Company who were given a royal charter to promote the new territories

Fun Fact 7

Boston Common Park was established in 1634, it was the nation's first public park, which means it the oldest city park in the U.S.

Fun Fact 8

The official State Song of Massachusetts is "All Hail to Massachusetts" it was written by Arthur Marsh and was officially adopted as the state song on September 3, 1966

Fun Fact 9

The three largest cities in Massachusetts are Boston, Worcester and Springfield

Fun Fact 10

The State Motto is "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" the State Motto is Latin, translated it reads "By the sword we seek Peace, but Peace only under Liberty"

Fun Fact 11

A brief history of Massachusetts - The first settlement was made by British Pilgrims in 1620. The 1770 Boston Massacre and the 1773 Boston Tea Party were key events towards the revolt towards independence; they led to the beginning of the American Revolution. The British lost control of the region in 1776, Massachusetts became the 6th State to be admitted to the Union on February 6, 1788

Fun Fact 12

The abbreviation letters for the state of Massachusetts is - Mass the Postal Code abbreviation is - MA

Fun Fact 13

Famous people from Massachusetts; 2nd US President John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. Founding Father, Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 16, 1722. The 35th US President John F Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706

Fun Fact 14

Ma state symbols include; Ma animal symbol - The Boston Terrier. Ma state bird symbol - The Black-capped Chickadee. Ma state flower symbol - The Mayflower. Ma state insect emblem - The Ladybug. Ma State tree - The American Elm

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The US Department of Commerce Census Bureau states that the Population of Massachusetts in 2012 was an estimated 6,646,144. It is currently the third most densely populated state in the US

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