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Quick Facts: Massachusetts
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Capital City: Boston

Massachusetts: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Bay State / Old Colony State
Motto: Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate quietem (By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty)
Statehood: May 16, 1788 (6th)
Origin of State's Name: Named after local Indian tribe whose name means "a large hill place."
Largest Cities: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, New Bedford
Border States: Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Land Area: 7,838 sq. mi.; 45th largest
State Bird: Black-capped Chickadee (Penthestes atricapillus)
State Flower: Mayflower (epigaea regens)
State Tree: American Elm (ulmus americana)
State Song: Hail Massachusetts
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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