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New Britain

Hartford County,


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The Hardware City

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.

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06051, 06052, 06053

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The population of New Britain is approximately 70,664 (2007), 73206 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 31,165 (2000), 28158 (2010).

The amount of land area in New Britain is 34.547 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in New Britain is 13.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.177 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Britain to Washington DC is 300 miles. The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Britain is positioned 41.67 degrees north of the equator and 72.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.

New Britain elevation is 190 feet above sea level.
New Britain per capita income is $18,404 (2000).
New Britain median income is $36,681 (2007).

The New Britain median home price is $177,200 (2007).

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New Britain location: in north-central Connecticut about 3.3 miles from Kensington. Other nearby communities include Newington, Berlin, Plainville, Farmington and West Hartford.

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New Britain history:

The area was first settled in 1687. Then it incorporated as a parish and was known as New Britain Society in 1754. It was chartered in 1850 as a township and as a city in 1871. Many families migrated to the community creating shops, businesses and new residents. The Stanley Works was begun by the mid 1800ís bringing many other manufacturers and industries which gave New Britain the nickname of the Hardware City. As new residents arrived to staff the businesses and stores, they married and raised their families and continued to help New Britain to thrive and grow.
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New Britain attractions:

New Britain Industrial Museum

New Britain Museum of American Art

The Polish District or "Little Poland" is located primarily in the area of Broad Street where visitors can find unique amber jewelry, handcrafted items, blown glass, Christmas ornaments carved chess sets, as well as eat their fill of Polish food.

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