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Cambridge is a city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, and part of the Greater Boston metropolis. It is the fifth largest city in the state. It is well-known as the location of both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  1. Cambridge has been called the "City of Squares", as most of its commercial districts are major street intersections known as squares.
  2. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invented the first computer in Cambridge in 1928.
  3. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  4. Cambridge was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders.
  5. While a sophomore at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook out of his dorm room. Facebook is now the world's largest social network, making Zuckerberg a billionaire.

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