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The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Bourne is approximately 1418 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 675 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bourne is 4.776 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.261 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bourne to Washington DC is 401 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bourne is positioned 41.73 degrees north of the equator and 70.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Bourne city color is purple.


Bourne is exactly 1 hour to both Boston and Providence. It is bordered to the west by Plymouth and Wareham. It is bordered to the east by Sandwich and Falmouth.
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Bourne has the widest sea-level canal in the world, with 3 beautiful bridges crossing over it; the Sagamore Bridge, the Bourne Bridge and the Canal Railroad Bridge. There are paths running along each side of the canal, providing great walking, running, bicycling, and roller-blading conditions.

Bourne consists of many villages on both sides of the canal. These villages include Sagamore Beach, Sagamore, Bournedale, Buzzards Bay, Gray Gables, Mashnee Island, Monument Beach, Pocasset, and Cataumet. The Aptuxet Trading Post, in Monument Beach was once a trading post used between the Indians and the Pilgrims. The many beaches of Bourne include Scussett Beach and Sagamore Beach on Cape Cod Bay, and Monument Beach and many others on Buzzards Bay.

Bourne is the Gateway to Cape Cod. Bourne boasts more shoreline than most other towns in the state. It has beaches on Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay. Bourne is divided in half by the Cape Cod Canal. Rt. 3, Rt. 6, 6A, 3A, Rt. 25, and Rt. 28 all run through Bourne.

The Bourne Scallop festival attracts thousands of people each year. It is in September, in the village of Buzzards Bay
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