Massachusetts – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Massachusetts is a coastal state in the eastern United States. The seventh-smallest state in size, it has played a significant role in American history, being the site of the first town of European settlers, supporting the first voices calling for independence from Great Britain, and an important armory during the Industrial Revolution. The state’s name is often collapsed to Masachusets, Masachusetts or Massachusetts.

Massachusetts – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Massachusetts / Where is Massachusetts?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information about Massachusetts
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Fun Facts about Massachusetts
  4. Massachusetts Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Massachusetts
  6. Food Prices in Massachusetts
  7. State Symbols of Massachusetts

Basic Information about Massachusetts

Massachusetts

  1. Freedom Trail in Boston
  2. Cape Cod Beach
  3. Faneuil Hall in Boston
  4. Mayflower II and Plimoth plantations
  5. Fenway Park Stadium
  6. Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
  7. Old Sturbridge Village
  8. John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library in Boston
  9. Norman Rockwell Museum
  10. Harvard University in Cambridge

You can post tips for other sights and places of interest in Massachusetts in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Massachusetts

Date of Massachusetts’ Entry into the Union

February 6, 1788 (6th in order)

Massachusetts state nickname

The Bay State

The Highest Mountain in Massachusetts

Mount Greylock (1,063 metres)

Massachusetts Rivers

  1. Connecticut River (655 km)
  2. Housatonic River (224 km)
  3. Merrimack River (188 km)
  4. Charles River (130 km)
  5. Deerfield River (122 km)

Airports in Massachusetts

  1. Boston International Airport
  2. Nantucket Memorial Airport
  3. Hyannis – Barnstable Munincipal Airport
  4. Worcester Regional Airport
  5. Martha’s Vineyard Airport

Massachusetts Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): New England Patriots
  • MLB (baseball): Boston Red Sox
  • MLS (soccer): New England Revolution
  • NHL (ice hockey): Boston Bruins
  • NBA (basketball): Boston Celtics

University of Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Boston University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Tufts University
  • Brandeis University

ZIP codes

01001-02791, 05501-05544

Weather in Massachusetts | Average Temperatures in Massachusetts | Average Precipitation in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Weather

Massachusetts has a traditional quartet of seasons, with summers being warm and winters being cold and full of snow. Temperatures in summer average 27 °C during the day and around 15 °C at night, and frequent rain is to be expected.

Temperatures in winter usually range from -4 °C to +5 °C, with colder temperatures in the interior. Snowstorms are not uncommon.

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Largest Cities in Massachusetts

# City Population Map
1 Boston 617,594 Show on Map
2 South Boston 571,281 Show on Map
3 Worcester 181,045 Show on Map
4 Springfield 153,060 Show on Map
5 Lowell 106,519 Show on Map
6 Cambridge 105,162 Show on Map
7 New Bedford 95,072 Show on Map
8 Brockton 93,810 Show on Map
9 Quincy 92,271 Show on Map
10 Lynn 90,329 Show on Map

Food Prices in Massachusetts

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $9.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $7.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.31
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.28
  • Milk (1 l): $0.90
  • Bread (500 g): $3.16
  • Rice (1 kg): $5.12
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.58
  • Cheese (1 kg): $15.42
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $12.07
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $17.05
  • Apple (1 kg): $5.44
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.81
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.34
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $6.15
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $1.32
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.22
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $3.37
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $12.00

Boston grocery prices effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Massachusetts Flag | Massachusetts State Emblem

State Symbols of Massachusetts

  • Color: blue, green, cranberry red
  • Bulb: cranberry
  • Dessert: Boston Cream Pie
  • Gemstone: rodonite
  • Insect: Berry
  • Heroine: Deborah Sampson
  • Hymn: All Hail to Massachusetts
  • Cat: murphy cat
  • Horse: Morgan
  • Flower:groundhog
  • People Hero:Johnny Appleseed
  • People’s Dance: Square Dance
  • Mineral: babingtonite
  • Muffin: corn muffin
  • Drink: cranberry juice
  • Dog: Boston Terrier
  • Plasma: thamnophis lozenge
  • Bird: Black-headed Tit
  • Fish: strong>cress
  • Mammal: spider
  • Sport: basketball
  • Tree: American elm
  • Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Inventor: Benjamin Franklin

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