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Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
NECTA Bridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk
Region South Western Region
Settled 1640
Joined Connecticut 1656
 • Type Representative town meeting
 • First selectman Peter Tesei
 • Town administrator John Crary
 • Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne
 • Total 67.2 sq mi (174.0 km2)
 • Land 47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2)
 • Water 19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)
56 ft (17 m)
 • Total 61,171
 • Density 910.3/sq mi (351.56/km2)

Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had 61,171 people.[1] It is home to many hedge funds and other financial service companies.

Greenwich is the southernmost and westernmost town in Connecticut. In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine listed Greenwich 4th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.[2] Money magazine also ranked Greenwich #1 in the "Biggest Earner" category.[3] The town is named after Greenwich, England.

The town of Greenwich was settled in 1640. One of the founders was Elizabeth Fones Winthrop, daughter-in-law of John Winthrop. Winthrop was founder and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Greenwich was officially made a town on May 11, 1665.[4]

The town has four beaches on Long Island Sound: Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach (Little Captain's Island), and Great Captain Island.

Top employers

The top employers[5] in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Town of Greenwich 2,366
2 Greenwich Hospital 1,816
3 Bimbo Bakeries USA 500
4 Blue Sky Studios 400
5 Hyatt Regency - Greenwich 650
6 Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation & Health Care Center 235
7 Tudor Investment Corporation 227
8 Connecticut Light and Power Company 200
9 Brunswick School 200
10 Camuto Group 20