Frae Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
For ither uises, see Hartford (disambiguation).
The City of Hartford
Main Street, Hartford CT.jpg
Nickname(s): The Insurance Capital of the World, The Heartbeat, New England's Rising Star
Location in Hartford Coonty, Connecticut
Location in Hartford Coonty, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°45′45.85″N 72°40′27.43″W / 41.7627361°N 72.6742861°W / 41.7627361; -72.6742861
Kintra Unitit States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Capitol Region
Namit 1637
Incorporatit (city) 1784
Consolidatit 1896
 • Teep Mayor-cooncil
 • Mayor Pedro Segarra (D)
 • Ceety 46.5 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
 • Laund 44.8 km2 (17.3 sq mi)
 • Watter 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,216 km2 (469 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Ceety 124,893
 • Density 2,776/km2 (7,025.5/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,212,381
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Simmer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code 061xx
Aurie code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-37000
GNIS feature ID


Airport Bradley Internaitional Airport (Windsor Locks, CT) – BDL (International/Major)
Wabsteid www.hartford.gov

Hartford is the caipital o the U.S. state o Connecticut an the historic seat o Hartford Coonty till Connecticut disbandit coonty govrenment in 1960. As o the 2010 Census, Hartford's population wis 124,775,[1] makin it Connecticut's fowert-lairgest ceety efter the coastal ceeties o Bridgeport, New Haven, an Stamford.

Elk-namit the "Insurance Caipital o the Warld", Hartford hooses mony insurance company heidquairters, an insurance remains the region's major industry.[2] Amaist 400 years auld, Hartford is amang the auldest ceeties in the Unitit States. Follaein the American Ceevil War, Hartford wis the walthiest ceety in the Unitit States for several decades.[3] In 1868, Mark Twain wrote afore he dee'd, "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief."[4] The day, Hartford is ane o the poorest ceeties in the naition wi 3 oot o ivery 10 faimilies livin belaw the poverty line.[5]

In 2004, the Hartford metropolitan aurie rankit seicont naitionally in per caipita economic activity, ahint anerly San Francisco. Hartford is hame tae the naition's auldest public airt museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the auldest public paurk, Bushnell Park; the auldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; the seicont-auldest seicontar schuil, Hartford Public, an the Mark Twain House whaur the author wrote his maist famous wirks an raised his faimily, amang ither historically significant attractions.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hartford featurs numerous sister ceeties. Thay include:[6]

  • Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland: A ceety in north-central Poland. It is pairt o the metroplex Bydgoszcz-Toruń wi Toruń, anerly 45 km awa, an ower 358,000 indwallers.
  • Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico: A midsizit ceety in central Puerto Rico. The ceety o Hartford haes the heichest percentage o indwallers wi Puerto Rican ancestry in the continental Unitit States.
  • Italy Floridia, Italy: A smaw suburb o Siracusa locatit on the sootheastren coast o the island o Sicily.
  • Sierra Leone Freetown, Sierra Leone: Caipital Ceety o Sierra Leone.
  • Unitit Kinrick Hertford, England: The toun haes a population o aboot 24,000 an serves mony commuters tae Lunnon. The toun haes a kintra feel while anerly 20 miles (30 km) north o Lunnon.
  • Portugal Mangualde, Portugal: A smaw toun in Centro Region that is vera close tae the Serra da Estrela Muntains.
  • Jamaica Morant Bay, Jamaica: A toun in sootheastren Jamaica. It wis the stairtin pynt o the anerly peasant rebellion in Jamaican history.
  • Republic o Ireland New Ross, Ireland: A smaw toun in sootheast Ireland, at the confluence o the River Barrow an the River Nore. It is the ancestral hame o the Kennedy faimily.
  • Nicaragua Ocotal, Nicaragua: A lairge toun in northren Nicaragua.
  • Greece Thessaloniki, Greece This mediterranean port is Greece's seicont lairgest ceety, wi a population o juist ower 1 million fowk.
  • Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Dongguan, Cheenae: A famous big ceety in sooth Cheenae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. [1][deid airtin]
  2. City of Hartford History (The State of Connecticut is sometimes known as "the land of steady habits.")Connecticut Nicknames, Connecticut State Library
  3. Paul Zielbauer, "Poverty in a Land of Plenty: Can Hartford Ever Recover?" New York Times, August 26, 2002.
  4. "Letter from Mark Twain". Twainquotes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  5. part 2: follow the money from city to suburbs | On The Line. Ontheline.trincoll.edu (2013-01-09). Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  6. "Hartford Sister Cities International". Hartford Public Library. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]