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Charles River
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The Longfellow Bridge crossing over the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge, in winter
Charles, Mystic, and Neponset river watersheds
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Cities Hopkinton, Cambridge, Boston
Physical characteristics
Main source Echo Lake
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
350 ft (110 m)
42°11′34″N 71°30′43″W / 42.19278°N 71.51194°W / 42.19278; -71.51194
River mouth Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
0 ft (0 m)
42°22′14″N 71°3′13″W / 42.37056°N 71.05361°W / 42.37056; -71.05361
Length 80 mi (130 km)
Basin features
Basin size 308 sq mi (800 km2)

The Charles River is a river that runs between Boston and Cambridge in Massachusetts. It is 80 miles long and starts at Hopkinton, Massachusetts and ends at the Atlantic Ocean after feeding through the Boston Harbour.

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