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Top US 10 Cities and Regions - Boston
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, the largest city in the state, and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Boston was named after Boston, England, a town in Lincolnshire. The population of Boston as of 2009 was 645,169.
Boston is located on the eastern seaboard and encompasses 89.63 square miles. Boston is in Suffolk County, but the Greater Boston area consists of the five additional counties of Essex, Middlesex, Plymouth, Worchester, and northern Bristol County.
Boston is surrounded by prestigious colleges and universities, which contribute to the economy as well as provide a highly educated workforce for the city. The city's key industries include biotechnology, electronics, engineering, finance, research, and technology. Boston Harbor is a major seaport and a major manufacturing center. Tourism also brings billions of dollars into the area yearly.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and is rich in history, having been founded in 1630 by Puritans from England. This area played a key part in the Revolutionary War, with the Boston Tea Party being held in the Boston Harbor as the colonists protested the British tax on tea. Paul Revere made his legendary midnight ride through the city, warning that the British were coming. Boston and the surrounding areas were also the sites of several early battles of the American Revolution.
Boston has several historical, cultural, and art museums as well as numerous public parks. Boston is home to numerous professional sporting teams such as the Boston Blazers (lacrosse), Boston Breakers (soccer), Boston Bruins (hockey), Boston Celtics (basketball), New England Patriots (football), and the Boston Red Sox (baseball).