Boston, Massachusetts, is both the capital and most populous city of the state and the 24th-most populous city. About 675,000 residents occupy 48.4 square miles. Boston is a city where the new and the old are in constant conversation, where The Freedom Trail landmarks stand beside cutting-edge restaurants and renowned performance theatres.
Massachusetts is in the New England region of the U.S. It shares borders with the Atlantic Ocean, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Boston is the capital and the most populous city, with about 7,033,469 residents. It is the seventh-smallest state spanning only 10,555 square miles, 25.7% of which is water.