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Boston is the capital and largest city of the US state of Massachusetts. It is also considered the unofficial capital of New England. In the year 2010, Boston had a population of 617,594. The entire Greater Boston metropolitan area, which extends into New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut, has a population of 6,057,826 (2000 census). The city is located in Suffolk County. The inhabitants are called Bostonians.
Boston is one of the oldest and wealthiest cities in the United States, with an economy based on financial services, insurance, education, high-tech products and research, and medical services and research (for example, through Boston's world-renowned specialty hospitals). Since 2021, Michelle Wu has been mayor of Boston. She succeeded Democrat Marty Walsh.
Boston is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern United States, about 300 kilometers northeast of New York as the crow flies. It is about the same latitude as Marseille and Rome. The city is located at the westernmost point in Massachusetts Bay, which forms a natural harbor here (Boston Harbor). The city's main river is the Charles, which has its source in Hopkinton. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others, are located on the banks of the Charles. The river also separates downtown Boston from the university city of Cambridge and the Charlestown district. Other major rivers in the Boston area include the Neponset, which separates South Boston from Quincy and Milton, and the Mystic, north of Charlestown.
Boston is a very compact city. The total area is 232.1 km², of which 125.4 km² (54%) consists of land and 106.7 km² (46%) of water. Although Boston is only the 22nd largest city in the United States by population, it is the country's fourth most populous city, not counting commuter cities.
Bellevue Hill is the highest natural point in the city at 101 meters. The lowest point is at sea level.