30 Facts About Boston Massachusetts

1. In 1900, Americans from Boston Massachusetts bought a piece of land in Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa and developed it for residential purposes.

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2. The city of Boston Massachusetts has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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3. Boston Massachusetts is the largest broadcasting market in New England, with the radio market being the 9th largest in the United States.

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4. Boston Massachusetts was the site of the first game of the first modern World Series, in 1903.

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5. Boston Massachusetts has teams in the four major North American professional sports leagues plus Major League Soccer, and has won 37 championships in these leagues, As of 2017.

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6. The oldest church in Boston Massachusetts is First Church in Boston, founded in 1630.

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7. Boston Massachusetts has its own collection of neologisms known as Boston slang.

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8. Boston Massachusetts shares many cultural roots with greater New England, including a dialect of the non-rhotic Eastern New England accent known as the Boston accent and a regional cuisine with a large emphasis on seafood, salt, and dairy products.

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9. Boston Massachusetts operates the United States' second-oldest public high school and its oldest public elementary school.

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10. Boston Massachusetts is home to the headquarters of several major athletic and footwear companies including Converse, New Balance, and Reebok.

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11. Boston Massachusetts is a printing and publishing center—Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is headquartered within the city, along with Bedford-St Martin's Press and Beacon Press.

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12. Boston Massachusetts receives the highest absolute amount of annual funding from the National Institutes of Health of all cities in the United States.

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13. Under the Koppen climate classification, Boston Massachusetts has a humid subtropical climate.

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14. Boston Massachusetts is sometimes called a "city of neighborhoods" because of the profusion of diverse subsections; the city government's Office of Neighborhood Services has officially designated 23 neighborhoods.

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15. The highest point in Boston Massachusetts is Bellevue Hill at 330 feet above sea level, and the lowest point is at sea level.

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16. Boston Massachusetts is an intellectual, technological, and political center but has lost some important regional institutions, including the loss to mergers and acquisitions of local financial institutions such as FleetBoston Financial, which was acquired by Charlotte-based Bank of America in 2004.

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17. Boston Massachusetts responded by initiating various urban renewal projects, under the direction of the Boston Redevelopment Authority established in 1957.

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18. Boston Massachusetts was an early port of the Atlantic triangular slave trade in the New England colonies, but was overtaken by Salem, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island.

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19. Boston Massachusetts encountered financial difficulties even as other cities in New England grew rapidly.

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20. Boston Massachusetts was the largest town in British America until Philadelphia grew larger in the mid-18th century.

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21. Boston Massachusetts is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England.

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22. Boston Massachusetts is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999.

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23. Boston Massachusetts is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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24. Boston Massachusetts is largely Roman Catholic, though its religious foundation was solidly Protestant.

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25. Throughout the 19th century, Boston Massachusetts was a leading manufacturing centre.

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26. Boston Massachusetts is bounded to the north by Vermont and New Hampshire, to the east and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut, and to the west by New York.

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27. Boston Massachusetts has played a significant role in American history since the Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.

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28. Boston Massachusetts leads the nation in legalizing same-sex marriage and enacting healthcare reform.

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29. Boston Massachusetts is filled with wildflowers such as New England asters, blue violets, wild bleeding hearts, black-eyed Susans, and oxeye daisies.

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30. Boston Massachusetts is a New England state bordered by New Hampshire and Vermont in the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Rhode Island and Connecticut in the south, and New York in the west.

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