Boston officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city[3] of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and the 21st most populous city in the country.[4] The city proper covers 48.4 square miles (125 km2)[11] with an estimated population of 692,600 in 2019,[4] also making it the most populous city in New England.[3] It is the seat of Suffolk County (although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999).[12] The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest MSA in the country.[13] A broader combined statistical area (CSA), generally corresponding to the commuting area[14] and including Providence, Rhode Island, is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.[15] Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name.[16][17] It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the siege of Boston. Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture.[18][19] The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year.[20] Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635)[21] and first subway system (Tremont Street subway, 1897).[22] Today, Boston is a thriving center of scientific research. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it a world leader in higher education,[23] including law, medicine, engineering and business, and the city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 5,000 startups.[24][25][26] Boston's economic base also includes finance,[27] professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology and government activities.[28] Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States;[29] businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment.[30] The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States[31][32] as it has undergone gentrification,[33] though it remains high on world livability rankings.[34]

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