Hartford is a metropolitan area in United States
Inhabitants: 1,200,000 (World Rank 386)
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Hartford is the capital of the State of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County on the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state and 24 miles south of its "sister-city" Springfield, Massachusetts. Its 2006 population of 124,512 ranks Hartford as the state's third-largest city, after New Haven and Bridgeport, which is the largest. Greater Hartford is also the largest metro area in Connecticut and 45th largest in the country (2006 census estimate) with a metropolitan population of 1,188,841.
Sometimes called the "insurance capital of the world," Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters, and insurance is the region's major industry.
Hartford includes Elizabeth Park, featuring the oldest municipal rose garden in the country. Hartford is also home to Bushnell, Colt, Goodwin, Rocky Ridge, Keney, Pope, and Riverside Parks.