Five states border Massachusetts: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Massachusetts is located on the east coast of the United States. It is part of the New England region.
The western border of Massachusetts is shared with New York, while its eastern border is formed by the Atlantic Ocean. Connecticut and Rhode Island are along the state's southern border. The northern border of Massachusetts is shared with New Hampshire and Vermont.
Massachusetts is the sixth state of the United States. Its capital and largest city, as of 2015, is Boston. Massachusetts is the 44th largest state based on land area, with an area of 10,555 square miles.