The satellite view shows Hartford, the state capital city of Connecticut
in the United States
The city lies 118 mi (190 km) northeast of New York City
in Hartford County in the center of the state. at the site where the navigable section of the Connecticut River ended.
New England's longest river in the New England region
“best landscaped sewer,”
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch (left) and the gold-leaf-domed Connecticut State Capitol at Bushnell Park in Hartford.
Photo: Ashok Prabhakaran
Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. It began its history in the early 17th century as House of Hope
(Dutch: Fort Goede Hoop), a fortified trading post built by the Dutch, who maintained extensive trade with the local native Pequot tribe in the Connecticut River Valley of New Netherland, then a colony of the Dutch Republic.
In the 1630s first English settlers arrived, they established Hartford directly across the Park River opposite from the Dutch fort.
The English permanently gained control of the region in 1637 after struggles with the Dutch. In 1662 Hartford became one of the two capitals of the Connecticut Colony;
New Haven was joint capital with Hartford (1701–1874.) 
In the mid 19th century Hartford became the center of a thriving new industry. Samuel Colt’s invention of a gun that would fire multiple shots initiated the modern style arms industry. In Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company which he established in Hartford along the banks of the Connecticut River, he perfected the manufacturing process by producing interchangeable parts.
Today Hartford has a population of about 123,400 inhabitants (in 2017), approximately 1.2 million people live in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area (Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford).
The city has been nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World," for it is the historic center of the US insurance industry.
Hartford is home to the University of Hartford
), the university was founded in 1957 by the merger of the Hartford Art School, the Hillyer College, and the Hartt School.
Hartford points of interest:
Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, it is the oldest public art museum in the United States.
Connecticut State Capitol
is Connecticut's third capitol building; it houses the Connecticut General Assembly and the office of the Governor of the State of Connecticut.
Arts and literature
), the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States, founded in 1842.
Mark Twain House and Museum
) The house was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens and his wife Olivia from 1874 to 1891. Sam Clemens is better known as Mark Twain, the American writer, most famous for his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
, for some time the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Museum of Connecticut History
) showcases exhibits that trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation; among its permanent displays is also the Colt Firearms Collection.
Connecticut Science Center
), 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of interactive exhibits, a 3D digital theater, and four educational labs.
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
), Hartford's world-class venue for the performing arts is home to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (hartfordsymphony.org
), it hosts Broadway shows, concerts, and other performances on two stages and other spaces.
The Connecticut Convention Center
) The "Largest Convention Facility Between New York and Boston" offers exhibition and meeting space, a ballroom, and is home to ConnectiCon (connecticon.org
is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States.
is a historical park with the oldest municipal rose garden in the United States.
) an upscale shopping mall 11 km (7 mi) southwest of Hartford.
Sports and events:
) a multi-purpose arena and convention center in downtown Hartford.
The page shows a city map of Hartford with expressways, main roads, and streets, Bradley International Airport
: BDL) is located in Windsor Locks north of Hartford.
Just zoom in (+) to see Connecticut State Capitol, it houses the Connecticut General Assembly, the state legislature of Connecticut.
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