Category:Springfield, Massachusetts

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county seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
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LocationHampden County, United States of America
  • 153,060 (2010)
  • 85.681505 square kilometre
Elevation above sea level
  • 21 ±1 metre
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VIAF ID: 130813774
GND ID: 4130517-6

42° 06′ 44.64″ N, 72° 32′ 51″ W

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Springfield, Massachusetts; USA is the largest city on the Connecticut River, and the third largest city in New England. As of 2011, the city's population is approximately 160,000. The Greater Springfield MSA's population is approximately 700,000, although it is contiguous and interconnected with Hartford, Connecticut's MSA, which brings the combined MSAs' population to 1.9 million. The region is called The Knowledge Corridor.

Springfield's most photographic attractions include the Basketball Hall of Fame, (basketball was invented in Springfield in 1891;) the Springfield Armory, founded by George Washington in 1777; Forest Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted; The Quadrangle, a grouping of five museums surrounding the Dr. Seuss National Memorial; SIx Flags New England amusement park; The Big E, New England's collective state fair; and Springfield's residential and commercial architecture.


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