Boston- 10 Fun Facts You Might Not Know

1.) Boston is the twentieth largest city in the country with a 2009 population of 645,169

2.) Boston is the 4th most densly populated city in the country

3.)Boston is often refered to as a “city of neighborhoods” because of the profusion of diverse subsections. There are 21 official neighborhoods in Boston they include: Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown/Leather District, Dorchester, Downtown/Financial District, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, and West Roxbury.

4.)The hottest month is July, with a mean temperature of 73.9 °F (23.3 °C). The coldest month is January, with a mean of 29.3 °F (−1.5 °C).

5.)The “Boston accent” is widely parodied in the U.S. as the speech of the Kennedys. It is non-rhotic (i.e., drops the “r” sound at the end of syllables unless the next syllable starts with a vowel) and traditionally uses a “broad a” in certain words, so “bath” can sound like “bahth

6.)One of the best known sporting events in the city is the Boston Marathon, the 26.2 mile (42.2 km) run from Hopkinton to Copley Square in the Back Bay which is the world’s oldest annual marathon run

7.)Boston’s reputation as “the Athens of America” derives in large part from the teaching and research activities of more than 100 colleges and universities located in the Greater Boston Area, with more than 250,000 students attending college in Boston and Cambridge alone

8.)While they have played in suburban Foxborough since 1971, the New England Patriots were founded in 1960 as the Boston Patriots.

9.)Encompassing $363 billion, the Greater Boston metropolitan area has the sixth-largest economy in the country. In 2006, Boston and its metropolitan area ranked as the fourth-largest cybercity in the United States with 191,700 high-tech jobs. Only NYC Metro, DC Metro, and Silicon Valley have larger high-tech sectors

10.)Approx 72% of the population of Boston is under 44 with the median age being 31





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