Boston is the capital of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The largest city in New England, Boston is sometimes considered to be the unofficial economic and cultural center of the region. The city of Boston had an estimated population of 645,966 in 2013.
As one of the earliest cities in the USA, it was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England. During the late 1700s, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.
Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. After the revolution, Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history now attracts 16.3 million visitors annually. The city was the site of several firsts, including America’s first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and college, Harvard College (1636) in neighboring Cambridge, as well as the first subway system in the U.S.
Today, Boston has become one of the most culturally significant cities in the United States. With over 100 colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is a center of higher education and a center for health care. Moreover, due to the increasing amount of international students who seek to obtain a college degree in the USA, Boston has become a incredibly diverse city with all parts of the world represented in our city.