Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is only 24 miles from Springfield, Massachusetts. Hartford has the third most people in the state behind Bridgeport and New Haven. Airline service is provided from Bradley International Airport. Hartford has a American Hockey League team called the Connecticut Whale, a rugby team called the Hartford Wanderers and a United Football League team called the Hartford Colonials. Hartford also used to have a National Hockey League team called the Hartford Whalers that played in the NHL from 1979 to 1997.
- ↑ "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut" (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21 2006. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2006_9.csv. Retrieved June 28, 2007.