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Springfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
In the 2000 census, the city population was 154,082. It is the third largest city in Massachusetts and
fourth largest in New England (behind Boston, Worcester, and Providence). Springfield holds two nicknames
The City of Homes and The City of Firsts.
Historically the first Springfield in the United States, it is also the largest city with the name of Springfield.
It is also the largest city on the Connecticut River (and the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley).
Springfield is notable as birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss,
as well as the city in which James Naismith invented basketball.
It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Falcons AHL hockey team.
It also holds the western world's largest collection of Chinese cloisonné at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum.
The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of three counties - Hampden, Hampshire,
As of the 2000 census, the Springfield MSA had a population of 680,014 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate
placed the population at 682,657).
It is also part of a larger northeastern metropolitan area known as the Megalopolis.
In an economic and cultural partnership with Hartford, Connecticut, the Springfield-Hartford region
constitutes New England's Knowledge Corridor - the second-largest concentration of institutions of
higher learning in New England, after Greater Boston.
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OTHER POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Cape Cod Greater Area