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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge Massachusetts
Administration
Full nameCambridge, Massachusetts
Official nameCambridge, Massachusetts
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
Settled1630
Incorporated1636
Government
TypeCouncil-City Manager
MayorDavid P. Maher
City ManagerRobert W. Healy
Geography
Total Area7.13 sq mi (18.5 km2)
Land Area6.43 sq mi (16.7 km2)
Water Area0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation40 ft (12.2 m)
Demography
Total Population105162 (2010)
Density (pop.)6338.9/km2 (16422.08/sq mi)
DemonymCantabrigian
Other information
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142
Area code617 / 857
FIPS code25-11000
GNIS feature ID0617365

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Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 105,162. It is the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell. Cambridge is one of the two county seats of Middlesex County (Lowell is the other).

A resident of Cambridge is known as a Cantabrigian.


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