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Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Colchester is approximately 14,551 (2000), 4781 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,997 (2000), 1981 (2010).
The amount of land area in Colchester is 48.7 sq. miles.
The distance from Colchester to Washington DC is 316 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colchester is positioned 41.57 degrees north of the equator and 72.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.


southeast of Hartford and slightly northwest of Norwich in south-central Connecticut.
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History & History Related Items

Colchester began very early in 1695. It was later incorporated in 1698, though it was not known as Colchester until 1699.AFter the first Hartford-New London turnpike was built in 1800, Colchester became a center for the turnpikes bringing industry, travelers, business, etc. to the area.
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Colchester City Government

Colchester Town Hall
127 Norwich Avenue, Suite 201
Colchester, CT 06415
Phone: 1-860-537-7220
FAX: 1-860-537-0547

Colchester is a town. It has a Selectmen/ Town Meeting/ Board of Finance form of government. Colchester


The population of Colchester was:
1990 - 10,980
2000 - 14,551

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