ⓘ Geography of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is the 7th smallest state in the United States with an area of 10.555 square miles. It is bordered to the north by New Hampshire and Vermont, to the west by New York, to the south by Connecticut and Rhode Island, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts is the most populous New England state.
Massachusetts called the "Bay state" because of several large bays, which clearly shape its coast: Massachusetts Bay and Cape cod Bay, to the East, Buzzards Bay to the South, and several towns in Massachusetts–the state of Rhode island borders the neighborhood of mount hope Bay. In the Southeast corner of the state-a large, sandy, arm-Peninsula, Cape cod. The Islands of Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard lie to the South of Cape cod on Nantucket sound. Central Massachusetts features rolling, rocky hills, while Western Massachusetts encompasses the fertile valley and mountains surrounding the Connecticut river and in the mountains of the Berkshires.
Boston-Massachusetts major city, in a place unseen of Massachusetts Bay, the mouth of the Charles river. Most Bay staters live within the Boston area, which covers most of Eastern Massachusetts. Eastern Massachusetts is fairly densely populated and mostly suburban. Western Massachusetts combines in the valley of the Connecticut river - a fairly even mix of urban enclaves, for example, Springfield, Northampton, and in the rural College town of Amherst, South Hadley and the Berkshire mountains, a branch of the Appalachians, which remains mainly in rural areas.
Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns. Every part of the state is registered as a town or city, but many cities have large rural areas. States 14 countries there are several government functions and serve as little more than judicial districts.