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Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Cape Islands, is the most
populous state in the New England region of the United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean and
Gulf of Maine to the east, Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont
to the north and New York to the west. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the
most populous city in New England. It is home to the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region
influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture,
fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing centre during the Industrial
Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts’s economy shifted from manufacturing to
services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education,
finance, and maritime trade.