New Haven, Connecticut

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New Haven, Connecticut
Nhskyline eastshore.jpg
Nickname(s): 
The Elm City
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°18′36″N 72°55′25″W / 41.31000°N 72.92361°W / 41.31000; -72.92361
NECTANew Haven
RegionSouth Central Region
Settled1638
Incorporated (city)1784
Consolidated1895
Government
 • TypeMayor-board of aldermen
 • MayorJohn DeStefano, Jr. (D)
Area
 • City20.31 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 • Land18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Urban
285.3 sq mi (738.9 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
(2006)[1]
 • City124,001
 • Density6,600/sq mi (2,549/km2)
 • Urban
569,000
 • Metro
846,766
 Metro area refers to New Haven County
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
0651x
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-52000
GNIS feature ID0209231
Websitehttp://www.cityofnewhaven.com/

New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut, after Bridgeport, with a population of 129,779 at the 2010 United States Census.[2] "New Haven" may also refer to the wider Greater New Haven area, which has nearly 600,000 inhabitants in the immediate area.[3][4] It is in New Haven County, on New Haven Harbor, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound.

The trial for the mutiny of the slave ship Amistad took place in New Haven.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut" (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21 2006. Retrieved June 28, 2007. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |year= (help)
  2. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): New Haven city, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  3. U.S. Census Bureau - Population in New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) in Alphabetical Order and Numerical and Percent Change: 1990 and 2000
  4. South Central Regional Council of Governments
  5. "Unidentified Young Man". World Digital Library. 1839–1840. Retrieved 2013-07-28.

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