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the Insurance Capital of the World
The Capital of the State of Connecticut

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.

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06103, 06105, 06106, 06112, 06114, 06120

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Hartford is approximately 124,060 (2009), 124775 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 50,644 (2000), 45124 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hartford is 44.818 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hartford is 17.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.72 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hartford to Washington DC is 308 miles. The distance to the Connecticut state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Hartford is positioned 41.76 degrees north of the equator and 72.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hartford elevation is 59 feet above sea level.
Hartford per capita income is $13,428 (2000).
Hartford median income is $28,790 (2008).

The Hartford median home price is $199,900 (2008).

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Hartford location: about 112 miles from New York City, New York in central Connecticut. Nearby communities include Blue Hills, West Hartford, Wethersfield, East Hartford, Newington, Glastonbury, New Britain and Kensington.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Hartford is in a humid continental climate zone with hot and humid summers and cold winters with frequent snowfall. Thunderstorms occur during summer months with some hail and strong winds.
Hartford average annual precipitation is 44 inches per year.
Hartford average annual snowfall is 48 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 25.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 48.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 51.3 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Hartford history:

A Dutch explorer first arrived in 1614 followed by fur traders who came around 1623 to set up a post at Fort Goede Hoop. They left the area about 1654. In 1635, the first English settlers came and called their community Newtown. Only a few years later, in 1637, they renamed their little town Hartford to honor the English town named Hertford.

Hartford is known as the Insurance Capital of the World because of the many insurance company headquarters in the city. It is the main industry of the region.

A Hartford history page with some trivia info.

Hartford history from the Connecticut Historical Society

The Old Statehouse
The building was designed by the noted architect, Charles Bulfinch, and completed in 1796
The incorporation date of Hartford: May 1784 (city)

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Hartford attractions:

Learn much more about Hartford at this informative and interesting site.

Landmarks in Hartford.

The Hartford Symphony

Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
Held each year in early August.

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Economy & Industry

Hartford economy: Hartford is known as the insurance capital of the world. Many insurance companies have their headquarters here though some have moved to nearby areas still in the county.
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