Boston is a state capital located in the Massachusetts region of the United States. During the most recent census, Boston had a population of 617,594. Boston is the most poplulated city in the Massachusetts region, the 25th most populated city in the United States and the 576th most populated city in the world. Boston is in the America/New York timezone which is 4 hours behind UTC. Boston adjusts the hour with daylight savings time during the winter months.
Boston is located at sea level (14 meters / 46 feet). The closest cities to Boston are Cambridge (4.2 km / 2.6 miles), Chelsea (4.3 km / 2.7 miles), Somerville (4.6 km / 2.9 miles), Everett (5.6 km / 3.5 miles) and Brookline (5.9 km / 3.6 miles)