When it comes to American cities, Boston is one of the most historic. It is the state’s capital and the largest city, as well as the largest in New England as a whole. Boston is the region’s financial and cultural hub. Greater Boston, the nation’s tenth-largest metropolitan area, has 4.4 million residents and is home to Boston’s estimated 2008 population of 616,535 residents.

The city was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England. The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, as well as the Battle of Bunker Hill all took place in Boston in the late eighteenth century, all in the context of the American Revolution. After the American Revolution, Boston became a significant maritime and manufacturing hub. It is presently visited by 16.3 million people a year due to its fascinating history.