Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
City of Bridgeport
From top left, left to right: Downtown Bridgeport facing southeast from a parking garage, Perry Memorial Arch at Seaside Park, Beardsley Zoo, Providence Bruins vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Total Mortgage Arena, Bridgeport Station, the Port Jefferson ferry dock along the Pequonnock River
Flag of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Official seal of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Official logo of Bridgeport, Connecticut
The Park City
  • Industria Crecimus (Latin)
  • "By industry we thrive" (English)
Interactive map of Bridgeport
Coordinates: 41°11′11″N 73°11′44″W / 41.18639°N 73.19556°W / 41.18639; -73.19556Coordinates: 41°11′11″N 73°11′44″W / 41.18639°N 73.19556°W / 41.18639; -73.19556
CountryUnited States
RegionMetropolitan CT
Metropolitan areaGreater Bridgeport
Incorporated (town)1821; 202 years ago (1821)
Incorporated (city)1836; 187 years ago (1836)
Named forA drawbridge over the Pequonnock River
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorJoseph P. Ganim (D)
 • City19.4 sq mi (50.2 km2)
 • Land16.0 sq mi (41.4 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Urban
397.29 sq mi (1,029.0 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • City148,654
 • RankUS: 172nd
 • Density7,700/sq mi (3,000/km2)
 • Urban
916,408 (US: 50th)
 • Urban density2,306.6/sq mi (890.6/km2)
 • Metro
939,904 (US: 57th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
06601–06602, 06604–06608, 06610, 06650, 06673, 06699[3]
Area code(s)203/475
FIPS code09-08000
GNIS feature ID205720
AirportSikorsky Memorial Airport
Major highwaysI-95.svg Connecticut Highway 8.svg Connecticut Highway 25.svg
Commuter railMTA NYC logo.svgAmtrak logo 2.svgHartford Line logo.png

Bridgeport is a city of Connecticut in the United States. It is the most populated city in the state of Connecticut with a population of 137,912 as of 2006[4] and is also the fifth largest city in New England being part of the New York combined statistical area.

The very first Subway restaurant was opened in Bridgeport.

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  2. "US Census Bureau QuickFacts: Connecticut; Bridgeport". Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  3. "All Zip Codes in Bridgeport CT". Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2017-12-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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