New London County, Connecticut

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New London County, Connecticut
County of Connecticut
County of New London
New London County Courthouse Connecticut Superior Court.jpg
Former New London County Courthouse
Location within Connecticut
Location within Connecticut
Map of the United States highlighting Connecticut
Connecticut's location within the U.S.
Founded1646 by John Winthrop, Jr.
Seatnone (since 1960)
New London (before 1960)
Largest cityNorwich
 • Total772 sq mi (1,999 km2)
 • Land665 sq mi (1,722 km2)
 • Water107 sq mi (277 km2), 13.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)269,033
 • Density412/sq mi (159/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

New London County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of 2010, the population was 274,055. The total area of the county is 772 square miles (2,000 km2).

The same as all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share some resources (e.g., water, gas, etc.). New London County is only a group of towns on a map. It has no governmental authority.

New London County was one of four original counties in Connecticut. They were formed May 10, 1666.

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