Quick Facts

Capital: Boston
Admission to Statehood: February 6, 1788
State Bird: Chickadee
State Flower: Mayflower
Highest Point: Mt. Greylock at 3491 feet above sea level.
Geographical Center: Rutland, 12 miles northwest of Worcester.
State Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem; By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
Nickname: The Bay State
State Song:"All Hail to Massachusetts" - Words and music by Arthur Marsh
State Tree: American Elm
State Vessel: the schooner "Ernestina"

Regional Area
Surface: 10,555 sq.mi
Population: 6,349,097
Located in: North America
Area Code: 339 - 351 - 413 - 508 - 617 - 774 - 781 - 857 - 978
President/Governor: Deval Patrick (D)
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