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Boston

Boston - description of the city:

Boston is a big city in New England. Capital of Massachusetts. Museums, historic sites, plenty of live shows-these are just some reasons why more then 16 million guests come to the city every year. Due to them, Boston is one of the 10 famous tourist destinations of the country. There is also a major seaport, which is located on the shore of Boston Harbor of Massachusetts Bay. Last time in Boston are rapidly developing high-tech industries, including biotechnology. Boston is «expensive» city, there is the highest living expenses in US. At the same time, Boston is one of the most developed cities in the US.

While the archeological excavations on the territory of modern Boston have found an evidence that ancient people lived in these lands for seven thousand years ago. European settlers came here at the start of XVII century, when on the territory of the present-day state of Massachusetts was founded Plymouth colony and Massachusetts Bay colony. Boston was based on September 17th, 1630th year on the area of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, at the mouth of the Charles River, near the bay, which is later became the Boston harbor point. As a many other cities in the US, it got its name of the hometown of several prompted colonists-the founders of Boston. The favorable location and deep-water port of Boston determined the rapid growth and development of the new city. Boston became the one of the busiest port on the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and a few time later locals started to call the city «the capital of New England». Now, Boston is an intellectual, technological and political centre of New England and it is considered as a one of the biggest town in US.

Cambridge and Brookline officially does not include to Boston, but are functionally associated with. Cambridge, which is on the opposite bank of the Charles River, is Harvard, MIT, local museums, cafes, and bars. Brookline is almost surrounded by Boston. There are specific atmosphere, cafes, and shops. All districts of the city are different with its own particular characteristics and style. Downtown is a tourist point with numerous of entertaiments. It is a business and shopping center-point of the city. The «cities» luxury is gathered in the Black Bay. Original brick buildings, which are the same age with the town, and old gas lamps can be found in Beacon Hill. In Boston is really big Chinatown.

Country United States
International title Boston
Population 617,594 people
Timezone America/New_York
State Massachusetts
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 42.35843 x Longitude: -71.05977

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