Boston's legacy includes a famous Tea Party, Paul Revere's Ride, and clam chowder. With about 625,000 residents, Boston has been called the economic and cultural hub of New England. The Greater Boston metro area is home to about 4.6 million people, making it the 10th largest city in the US. Boston also boasts world class educational institutions (Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), champion sports teams (Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots), and a rich cultural and historical identity. Boston is also the capital of Massachusetts.