Looking West from the Boston Museum of Science.

In view: Charles river, Longfellow Bridge, Hancock Tower, Prudential Tower

Boston  is the capital and most populous city of  Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 49 square miles (127 km2) with an estimated population of 692,600 in 2019.

Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name.  It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill

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