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Above: Many Massachusetts facts are found in Boston's alluring, historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.

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Below: An aerial view of Boston.

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Massachusetts Facts

1. The official state flower of Massachusetts is the Mayflower.

2. The official state tree of Massachusetts is the American Elm.

3. Thes official state bird of Massachusetts is the Chickadee.

4. Massachusetts is home to at least two of the world's top Universities - Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both located in Cambridge. 

5. Massachusetts is divided into seven geographical regions: Berkshires, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Eastern, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island.

6. The ten largest cities in Massachusetts (by population size) are Boston (population currently approaching 618,000), Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn and Fall River, in that order.

7. The state of Massachusetts is home to 30 State Parks and one National Park.

8.  Native American Indian Tribes from Massachusetts include Hassanamisco and Wampanoag.

Above: University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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Massachusetts Universities

Boston University

Brandeis University

Clark University

Harvard University


Northeastern University

Suffolk University

Tufts University

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of Massachusetts at Boston

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Below: Harvard University in Cambridge.

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Above: Fall foliage in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. 

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Above: A scene from Martha's Vineyard. 

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Above: The town of Newburyport. 

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Above: Provincetown, Cape Cod. 

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Above: A decorative light house in a quaint, rural hamlet in Massachusetts. 

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