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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 59,226 at the 2000 census. The city is 10 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts on the Charles River. Waltham is partly surrounded by Interstate 95 also called Route 128 and hence Waltham is in the heart of Boston's Rt. 128 High Technology Corridor. It is bordered to the west by Weston and Lincoln, to the south by Newton, to the east by Belmont and Watertown, and to the north by Lexington.
Waltham is located at about 9 miles north-west of Boston, Massachusetts. The city stretches along the Charles River and contains several waterfalls. These waterfalls were used to power textile mills and other such endeavors, accounting for its early industrial activity. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.2 square kilometers. 32.9 square kilometers of it is land and 2.4 square kilometers of it is water.
Waltham is home to Brandeis University, Bentley College, Gann Academy, and The Sports Authority Training Center, which serves a dual role as practice facility and offices of the Boston Celtics. Waltham is commonly referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. The name of the city is pronounced with the primary stress on the first syllable and secondary stress on the second syllable, although the name of the Waltham watch was pronounced with accent only on the first syllable. Waltham was first settled in 1634 and was officially incorporated in 1738. The city is home to Gore Place, a mansion built in 1806 for former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore.
In the city the population was spread out with 15.5 percent under the age of 18, 16.8 percent from 18 to 24, 34.4 percent from 25 to 44, 20.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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