Springfield MA

Springfield is the largest city on the Connecticut River and the county seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2000 census, the city population was 154,082 with an estimated 2008 population of 150,640. It is the third largest city in Massachusetts and fourth largest in New England (behind Boston, Worcester and Providence). Springfield has two nicknames — The City of Homes and The City of Firsts. Historically the first Springfield in the United States, it is the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley. Springfield is notable as the birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, as well as the city where James Naismith invented basketball. It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Springfield Falcons AHL ice hockey team, and the Springfield Armor NBA Development League team. It also holds the largest collection of Chinese cloisonné outside Asia at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum. The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of three counties: Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin. At the 2000 census, the Springfield MSA had a population of 680,014 (though a July 1, 2007, estimate placed the population at 682,657)....


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