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Boston, Massachusetts
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Location: Massachusetts (MA), northeast USA 

Area: 48 square miles / 124 square kilometers 

Population: 600,000 in the city, 3.2 million in the metropolitan area 

Language: American English 

Currency: US Dollar (USD) 

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 5 hours) (daylight saving time is observed) 

Telephone area code: 617 / 781 Country dialing code: +1 

Electricity: 110 volts AC, 50 Hz - flat two-pin plugs or third round pin are used 

National Public Holidays 
1st January - New Year's Day 

Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Day 

12th February - Lincoln's Birthday 

Third Monday in February - Washington's Birthday 

Third Monday in April - Patriot's Day (Massachusetts) 

Last Monday in May - Memorial Day 

4th July - Independence Day 

First Monday in September - Labor Day 

Second Monday in October - Columbus Day 

11th November - Veterans Day 

4th Thursday in November - Thanksgiving 

25th December - Christmas Day 

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