Cambridge, Massachusetts, is home to Harvard, Radcliffe, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lesley University, which has created a culturally diverse population of more than 100,000. Industries of previous centuries have been replaced with technology-based enterprises, including software and biotechnology research.
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.