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About the City of Hartford

Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County on the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state, 24 miles south of Springfield, Massachusetts. Although a small city compared to its neighbors Boston and New York City, Hartford still offers many fantastic things to do. It also attracts most of the national concert tours as well.

Its 2006 population was 124,512. Hartford ranks as the state's third-largest city, after Bridgeport and New Haven, 40 miles (64 km) to the south and the sixth largest in New England. Greater Hartford is also the largest metro area in Connecticut, and 45th largest in the country (2006 census estimate) with a metropolitan population of 1,188,841.

Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry.

Neighborhoods In Hartford

Asylum Hill

Barry Square

Behind the Rocks

Blue Hills



Frog Hollow

North East

North Meadows


Sheldon/Charter Oak

South Green

South Meadows

South End

South West

Upper Albany

West End



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