Branford, Connecticut

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Branford, Connecticut
Town
Branford town hall
Branford town hall
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°16′40″N 72°47′59″W / 41.27778°N 72.79972°W / 41.27778; -72.79972Coordinates: 41°16′40″N 72°47′59″W / 41.27778°N 72.79972°W / 41.27778; -72.79972
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
NECTANew Haven
RegionSouth Central Region
Settled1644
Incorporated1685
Government
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
 • First selectmanJamie Cosgrove
Area
 • Total28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Land22.0 sq mi (56.9 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (15.6 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total28,026
 • Density1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06405
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-07310
GNIS feature ID0213395
Websitewww.branford-ct.gov

Branford is a coastal town in southern Connecticut. The town is just east of New Haven. More than 28,000 people were living in Branford at the 2010 census.