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Boston Massachusetts City Profile

Historically, Boston is perhaps best known for its role in the American Revolution. During the early 1770s, British attempts to control the thirteen colonies, mainly through taxation, encouraged Bostonians to initiate the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and several early battles occurred in or near the city. Today, you can visit these historical attractions by taking walking tours and visiting the great museums of the Boston area.

Boston is also distinguished by the largest concentration of world-renowned colleges and universities in the United States. Harvard University (America's first college), MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Boston College are just a few of the many colleges in the greater Boston area.

Boston Massachusetts Facts at a Glance:

  • The city of Boston has many nicknames, including "City on the Hill," "Beantown," "The Hub," and "Athens of America"
  • Between 1630 and 1890, Boston tripled its physical size by land reclamation (by filling in marshes and mud flats). Much of the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods are built on reclaimed land—two and a half of Boston's three original hills were used as a source of material for landfill.
  • As of the 2004 census, Boston's city population was 589,000
  • Area: 89 square miles, 41 miles of which is water
  • It was to the city of Boston that Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride.
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