Boston (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 42°21′37″N 71°03′28″W
Country United States
Region New England
State Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Historic countries Kingdom of England Commonwealth of England Kingdom of Great Britain
Historic colonies Massachusetts Bay Colony, Dominion of New England, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Settled 1625
Incorporated (town) September 7, 1630 (date of naming, Old Style)[a]
Incorporated (city) March 19, 1822
Named for Boston, Lincolnshire
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Demonym(s) Bostonian
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Codes 53 ZIP Codes 02108–02137, 02163, 02196, 02199, 02201, 02203–02206, 02210–02212, 02215, 02217, 02222, 02126, 02228, 02241, 02266, 02283–02284, 02293, 02295, 02297–02298, 02467 (also includes parts of Newton and Brookline)
Area codes 617 and 857
FIPS code 25-07000
GNIS feature ID 617565
Primary Airport Logan International Airport
Commuter Rail MBTA Commuter Rail
Rapid Transit MBTA subway
Government (Type) Strong mayor / Council
Government (Mayor) Michelle Wu (D)
Government (Council) Boston City Council
Government (Council President) Edward M. Flynn (D)
Government (State capital city) 89.61 sq mi (232.10 km2)
Government (Land) 48.34 sq mi (125.20 km2)
Government (Water) 41.27 sq mi (106.90 km2)
Government (Urban) 1,770 sq mi (4,600 km2)
Government (Metro) 4,500 sq mi (11,700 km2)
Government (CSA) 10,600 sq mi (27,600 km2)
Area (State capital city) 89.61 sq mi (232.10 km2)
Area (Land) 48.34 sq mi (125.20 km2)
Area (Water) 41.27 sq mi (106.90 km2)
Area (Urban) 1,770 sq mi (4,600 km2)
Area (Metro) 4,500 sq mi (11,700 km2)
Area (CSA) 10,600 sq mi (27,600 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city) 675,647
Population (2020) (Rank) 24th in the United States 1st in Massachusetts
Population (2020) (Density) 13,976.98/sq mi (5,396.51/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 4,941,632 (10th)

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Boston (US: /ˈbɔːstən/, UK: /ˈbɒstən/), officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. The city proper covers about 48.4 sq mi (125 km2) with a population of 675,647 in 2020, also making it the most populous city in New England. It is the seat of Suffolk County (although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999). The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest MSA in the country. A broader combined statistical area (CSA), generally corresponding to the commuting area and including Providence, Rhode Island, is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

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