Hartford, Connecticut

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Hartford, Connecticut
State capital of 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
Location in Hartford County and Connecticut
Hartford is located in the US
Hartford
Hartford
Location in the United States and Connecticut
Hartford is located in Connecticut
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Hartford
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
County Hartford
NECTA Hartford
Region Capitol Region
Settled October 15, 1635
Named 1637
Incorporated (city) 1784
Consolidated 1896
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Luke Bronin (D)
 • Council Hartford City Council
Area
 • State capital of Connecticut 18.1 sq mi (46.8 km2)
 • Land 17.4 sq mi (45.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Urban 469 sq mi (1,216 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010) 124,775
 • Estimate (2016) 123,243
 • Density 7,135/sq mi (2,754.7/km2)
 • Urban 924,859 (US: 47th)
 • Metro 1,214,295 (US: 47th)
 • CSA 1,489,361 (US: 36th)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code 061xx
Area code(s) 860 and 959
FIPS code 09-37000
GNIS feature ID 0213160
Website www.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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