Birthplace of the Frisbee, Bridgeport is the largest city by population in the state. Nicknamed ‘The Elm City’ , New Haven is the home of Yale University which was established in 1701.
Founded in 1637, Hartford is the state capital and among the oldest cities in the US. The city houses Bushnell Park and the Wadsworth Atheneum (America’s oldest public art museum) and publishes The Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously published newspaper.
Bristol is home to the central studios of ESPN and America’s oldest still-functioning amusement park, Lake Compounce. Stamford, about 30 miles from Manhattan, is the third largest city in Connecticut. Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, and Meriden are other notable cities in Connecticut.
Getting In and Around
Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford County is gateway to the state.
Amtrak operates Northeast Regional and Acela Express through the state.
I-95, I-84, and I-91 are three primary interstate highways in Connecticut.
List of Cities in Connecticut by Population
|New Haven||New Haven||129,779|
|New London||New London||27,620|
|West Haven||New Haven||52,721|
|Administered by the
town of Winchester