Quincy, Massachusetts

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Quincy (pronounced /ˈkwɪnzi/) is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Its nicknames are "City of Presidents", "City of Legends", and "Birthplace of the American Dream".[2] As a major part of Metropolitan Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).[3] Its estimated population in 2009 was 91,073, making it the 8th largest city in the state.[1]

Quincy is named for Colonel John Quincy, maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams and after whom John Quincy Adams was also named.[4] The name of the city is correctly pronounced KWIN-zee, following the family's pronunciation, though it is often mispronounced outside the region as KWIN-see.[5] Quincy is the birthplace of former U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock, fourth and longest serving President of the Continental Congress.

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