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Capital - Boston
Nickname. Bay State.
Population ( 2010 census ) 6,547,629 -- rank, 13th state. Urban, 83.8%; rural, 16.2%. Persons per square mile, 730 (persons per square kilometer, 282) -- rank, 3rd state.

Extent. Area, 8,257 square miles (21,386 square kilometers), including 431 square miles (1,116 square kilometers) of water surface (45th state in size).

Elevation. Highest, Mount Greylock, 3,491 feet (1,064 meters), near North Adams; lowest, sea level; average, 500 feet (152 meters).

Geographic Center. North part of city of Worcester.

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