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Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford's downtown seen from across the Connecticut River
Nickname(s): The Insurance Capital of the World
Location in Hartford County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°45′57″N 72°41′00″W / 41.76583°N 72.6833333°W / 41.76583; -72.6833333Coordinates: 41°45′57″N 72°41′00″W / 41.76583°N 72.6833333°W / 41.76583; -72.6833333
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Capitol Region
Named 1637
Incorporated (city) 1784
Consolidated 1896
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Eddie Perez
 • City 18.0 sq mi (46.5 km2)
 • Land 17.3 sq mi (44.8 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Urban 469 sq mi (1,216 km2)
Population (2006)[1]
 • City 124,512
 • Density 1,072/sq mi (2,776/km2)
 • Metro 1,188,241
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 061xx
Area code(s) 860

Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is 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 Connecticut Whale, a rugby team called the Hartford Wanderers and a United Football League team called the Hartford Colonials. Hartford also used to have a National Hockey League team called the Hartford Whalers that played in the NHL from 1979 to 1997.


  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.