Hartford, Connecticut

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Hartford, Connecticut
City of Hartford
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Flag of Hartford, Connecticut
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Nickname(s): 
  • New England's Rising Star
  • The  Insurance Capital of the World
Location in Hartford County and Connecticut
Hartford is located in the US
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Location in the United States and Connecticut
Hartford is located in Connecticut
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Hartford (Connecticut)
Coordinates: 41°45′45″N 72°40′27″W / 41.76250°N 72.67417°W / 41.76250; -72.67417Coordinates: 41°45′45″N 72°40′27″W / 41.76250°N 72.67417°W / 41.76250; -72.67417
Country United States
State Connecticut
CountyHartford
NECTAHartford
RegionCapitol Region
SettledOctober 15, 1635
Named1637
Incorporated (city)1784
Consolidated1896
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorLuke Bronin (D)
 • CouncilHartford City Council
Area
 • State capital of Connecticut18.1 sq mi (46.8 km2)
 • Land17.4 sq mi (45.0 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Urban
469 sq mi (1,216 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population 124,775
 • Estimate 
(2016)
123,243
 • Density7,135/sq mi (2,754.7/km2)
 • Urban
924,859 (US: 47th)
 • Metro
1,214,295 (US: 47th)
 • CSA
1,489,361 (US: 36th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
061xx
Area code(s)860 and 959
FIPS code09-37000
GNIS feature ID0213160
Websitewww.hartford.gov

Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is on the Connecticut River and only 24 miles from Springfield, Massachusetts. Hartford has the third most people in the state behind Bridgeport and New Haven. It is an important center of Insurance. Airline service is provided from Bradley International Airport.

Hartford has an American Hockey League team called the Hartford Wolf Pack, a rugby team called the Hartford Wanderers and a United Football League team called the Hartford Colonials. From 1979 to 1997 Hartford had a National Hockey League team called the Hartford Whalers.

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