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Hartford, Connecticut (CT)

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Where is the Capital of Connecticut?
The Map of Connecticut (CT) shows the location of the state capital in the "Constitution State". Connecticut has 8 counties, and the capital of the State is Hartford. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Hartford including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Hartford, Connecticut.


The State and county maps provide an outline of the state, which covers 5,544 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Hartford, is 17.3 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Hartford located?
The location of Hartford is in Hartford County at the end of the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state. The city is located in the county of Hartford.

Capital of Connecticut - Hartford
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Hartford is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Connecticut? (CT)

The State of Connecticut is located in the north east United States and one of the original 13 colonies.


History & Facts on Hartford, the Capital of Connecticut
The History and Fast, fun facts about Hartford, the capital city of the
Constitution State:

History & Facts about Hartford, Connecticut - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The state covers 5,544 square miles and the size of the capital is 17.3 square miles
Fact 2: The population of the capital city - 124,893. Nickname "Insurance Capital of the World"
Fact 3: The city was founded in by Dutch traders who called it the 'House of Hope'
Fact 4: It is now known as New England's Rising Star.

Fact 5: History - It was originally settled as Newtown in 1635 on the site of a Dutch trading post.

Fact 6: History - From 1701 to 1875 it was joint capital with New Haven.

Fact 7: It is the county seat of Hartford

Fact 8: History - The city was was founded in 1637 by Puritan leader Thomas Hooker who wrote the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Fact 9: History - In 1637, the settlement was officially named Hertford, after the English town of Hertfordshire, over time the name changed to Hartford

Fact 10: History - Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in the city from 1873 to 1896

History & Facts about Hartford, Connecticut - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Hartford, Connecticut
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Hartford was 124,893, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Hartford, Connecticut - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Connecticut - Hartford

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