List of towns in Connecticut: Wikis

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The U.S. state of Connecticut is divided into 169 towns. The towns are grouped into eight counties. Towns traditionally have a town meeting form of government, but under the Home Rule Act, towns are free to choose their own government structure. 19 of the towns are consolidated city-towns and one is a consolidated borough-town. These are indicated in the list below.

Town Date established Land area (sq mi) Population (2005) Form of government Native American name County Region
Andover 1848 15.46 3,205 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Ansonia (city) 1889 6.03 18,744 Mayor-council New Haven County Valley
Ashford 1714 38.79 4,416 Town meeting Windham County (None)
Avon 1830 23.12 17,209 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Barkhamsted 1779 36.22 3,711 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Beacon Falls 1871 9.78 5,596 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Berlin 1785 26.45 19,590 Council-manager Hartford County Central Connecticut
Bethany 1832 20.97 5,473 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Bethel 1855 16.79 18,760 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Bethlehem 1787 19.36 3,596 Town meeting Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Bloomfield 1835 26.01 20,581 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Bolton 1720 14.41 5,170 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Bozrah 1786 19.97 2,445 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Branford 1685 21.98 29,089 Representative town meeting Totoket New Haven County South Central
Bridgeport (city) 1821 16.00 139,008 Mayor-council Pequonock Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Bridgewater 1856 16.23 1,898 Town meeting Litchfield County Housatonic Valley
Bristol (city) 1785 26.51 61,353 Mayor-council Hartford County Central Connecticut
Brookfield 1788 19.80 16,354 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Brooklyn 1786 28.97 7,711 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Burlington 1806 29.80 9,097 Town meeting Hartford County Central Connecticut
Canaan 1739 32.95 1,101 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Canterbury 1703 39.90 5,060 Town meeting Peagscomsueck Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Canton 1806 24.57 9,932 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Chaplin 1822 19.43 2,472 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Cheshire 1780 32.91 29,097 Council-manager New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Chester 1836 16.03 3,832 Town meeting Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Clinton 1838 16.28 13,612 Town meeting Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Colchester 1698 49.06 15,389 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Colebrook 1779 31.47 1,540 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Columbia 1804 21.36 5,336 Town meeting Tolland County Windham
Cornwall 1740 46.01 1,489 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Coventry 1712 37.72 12,190 Council-manager Tolland County Windham
Cromwell 1851 12.39 13,594 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Danbury (city) 1687 42.11 78,736 Mayor-council Pahquioque Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Darien 1820 12.86 20,452 Representative town meeting Fairfield County South Western
Deep River 1635 13.55 4,714 Town meeting Pattaquasset Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Derby (city) 1675 4.98 12,536 Mayor-council Paugasset New Haven County Valley
Durham 1708 23.60 20,452 Town meeting Coginchaug Middlesex County Mid-State
Eastford 1847 28.89 1,761 Town meeting Windham County (None)
East Granby 1858 17.48 5,058 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
East Haddam 1734 54.33 8,808 Town meeting Macki-moodus Middlesex County Mid-State
East Hampton 1767 35.59 12,194 Council-manager Middlesex County Mid-State
East Hartford 1783 18.02 49,173 Mayor-council Podunk Hartford County Capitol
East Haven 1785 12.26 28,755 Mayor-council New Haven County South Central
East Lyme 1839 34.03 18,459 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Easton 1845 27.42 7,488 Town meeting Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
East Windsor 1768 26.29 10,477 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Ellington 1786 34.05 14,217 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Enfield 1683 33.38 45,441 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Essex 1852 10.36 6,783 Town meeting Patapoug Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Fairfield 1639 30.03 57,813 Representative town meeting Uncoway Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Farmington 1645 28.06 24,941 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Franklin 1786 19.51 1,916 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Glastonbury 1690 51.37 33,089 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Goshen 1739 43.66 3,092 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Granby 1786 40.69 11,088 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Greenwich 1665 47.83 62,236 Representative town meeting Patuquapaen Fairfield County South Western
Griswold 1815 34.95 11,254 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Groton 1705 31.30 41,366 Representative town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Guilford 1643 47.05 22,307 Town meeting Menunkatuck New Haven County South Central
Haddam 1668 44.03 7,635 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Hamden 1786 32.78 58,180 Mayor-council New Haven County South Central
Hampton 1786 25.00 2,034 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Hartford (city) 1635 17.31 124,297 Mayor-council Suckiag Hartford County Capitol
Hartland 1761 33.03 2,082 Town meeting Hartford County Litchfield Hills
Harwinton 1737 30.75 5,571 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Hebron 1708 36.90 9,198 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Kent 1739 48.47 2,962 Town meeting Scatacook Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Killingly 1708 48.52 17,386 Council-manager Aspinock Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Killingworth 1667 35.33 6,403 Town meeting Hammonasset Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Lebanon 1700 54.11 7,334 Town meeting New London County Windham
Ledyard 1836 38.14 15,172 Mayor-council New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Lisbon 1786 16.26 4,234 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Litchfield 1719 56.06 8,684 Town meeting Bantam Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Lyme 1667 31.85 2,099 Town meeting New London County Connecticut River Estuary
Madison 1826 36.20 18,812 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Manchester 1823 27.26 55,572 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Mansfield 1702 44.46 24,558 Council-manager Noubesetuck Tolland County Windham
Marlborough 1803 23.28 6,267 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Meriden (city) 1806 23.75 59,653 Council-manager New Haven County South Central
Middlebury 1807 17.75 6,974 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Middlefield 1866 12.70 4,281 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Middletown (city) 1651 40.90 47,438 Mayor-council Mattabeset Middlesex County Mid-State
Milford (city) 1639 22.56 54,802 Mayor-council Wepawaug New Haven County South Central
Monroe 1823 26.13 19,650 Town meeting Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Montville 1786 42.02 19,612 Mayor-council New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Morris 1859 17.19 2,393 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Naugatuck (borough) 1844 16.39 31,864 Mayor-council New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
New Britain (city) 1850 13.34 71,254 Mayor-council Hartford County Central Connecticut
New Canaan 1801 22.13 19,984 Mayor-council Fairfield County South Western
New Fairfield 1740 20.46 14,261 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
New Hartford 1738 37.03 6,746 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
New Haven (city) 1638 18.85 124,791 Mayor-council Quinnipiac New Haven County South Central
Newington 1871 13.18 29,676 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
New London (city) 1646 5.54 26,174 Council-manager Nameaug New London County Southeastern Connecticut
New Milford 1712 61.59 28,667 Mayor-council Weantinogue Litchfield County Housatonic Valley
Newtown 1711 57.76 26,996 Town meeting Quonapague Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Norfolk 1758 45.31 1,676 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
North Branford 1831 24.92 14,398 Council-manager New Haven County South Central
North Canaan 1858 19.45 3,392 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
North Haven 1786 20.77 23,908 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
North Stonington 1807 54.31 5,218 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Norwalk (city) 1651 22.81 84,437 Mayor-council Naramauke Fairfield County South Western
Norwich (city) 1662 28.33 36,598 Council-manager Mohegan New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Old Lyme 1855 23.10 7,488 Town meeting New London County Connecticut River Estuary
Old Saybrook 1854 15.04 10,512 Town meeting Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Orange 1822 17.19 13,970 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Oxford 1798 32.89 11,709 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Plainfield 1699 42.27 15,443 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Plainville 1869 9.76 17,382 Council-manager Hartford County Central Connecticut
Plymouth 1795 21.72 12,183 Mayor-council Litchfield County Central Connecticut
Pomfret 1713 40.30 4,142 Town meeting Mashamoquet Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Portland 1841 23.40 9,543 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Preston 1687 30.90 4,867 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Prospect 1827 14.32 9,234 Mayor-council New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Putnam 1855 20.29 9,288 Town meeting Quinebaug Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Redding 1767 31.50 8,646 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Ridgefield 1709 34.43 24,210 Town meeting Caudatowa Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Rocky Hill 1843 13.45 18,760 Representative town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Roxbury 1796 26.23 2,327 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Salem 1819 28.95 4,094 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Salisbury 1741 57.32 4,083 Town meeting Weatogue Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Scotland 1857 18.61 1,699 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Seymour 1850 14.57 16,144 Town meeting Naugatuck New Haven County Valley
Sharon 1739 58.70 3,052 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Shelton (city) 1789 30.57 39,477 Mayor-council Quorum Fairfield County Valley
Sherman 1802 21.80 4,129 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Simsbury 1670 33.88 23,656 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Somers 1734 28.34 10,877 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Southbury 1787 39.06 19,677 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Southington 1779 35.99 42,077 Council-manager Hartford County Central Connecticut
South Windsor 1845 27.96 25,985 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Sprague 1861 13.21 2,992 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Stafford 1719 57.96 11,857 Town meeting Tolland County (None)
Stamford (city) 1641 37.75 120,045 Mayor-council Rippowam Fairfield County South Western
Sterling 1794 27.23 3,519 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Stonington 1662 38.69 18,336 Town meeting Pawcatuck, Mistack New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Stratford 1639 17.59 49,943 Mayor-council Cupheag Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Suffield 1674 42.21 14,704 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Thomaston 1875 12.01 7,938 Town meeting Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Thompson 1785 46.94 9,345 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Tolland 1715 39.71 14,571 Council-manager Tolland County Capitol
Torrington (city) 1740 39.79 35,995 Mayor-council Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Trumbull 1797 23.29 35,299 Mayor-council Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Union 1734 28.71 744 Town meeting Tolland County Northeastern Connecticut
Vernon 1808 17.73 29,491 Mayor-council Tolland County Capitol
Voluntown 1721 38.92 2,631 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Wallingford 1670 39.02 44,736 Mayor-council Quinnipiac New Haven County South Central
Warren 1786 26.31 1,361 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Washington 1779 38.19 3,693 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Waterbury (city) 1686 28.57 107,902 Mayor-council Mattatuck New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Waterford 1801 32.75 18,940 Representative town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Watertown 1780 29.15 22,330 Council-manager Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Westbrook 1840 15.72 6,599 Town meeting Pochaug Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
West Hartford 1854 21.98 61,173 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
West Haven (city) 1921 10.84 52,923 Mayor-council New Haven County South Central
Weston 1787 19.80 10,276 Town meeting Aspetuck Fairfield County South Western
Westport 1835 20.01 26,615 Representative town meeting Saugatuck Fairfield County South Western
Wethersfield 1634 12.39 26,220 Council-manager Pyquag Hartford County Capitol
Willington 1727 33.27 6,216 Town meeting Tolland County (None)
Wilton 1802 26.95 17,960 Town meeting Fairfield County South Western
Winchester 1771 32.28 10,857 Council-manager Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Windham 1692 27.07 23,503 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Windsor 1633 29.63 28,778 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Windsor Locks 1854 9.03 12,411 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Wolcott 1796 20.43 16,228 Mayor-council New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Woodbridge 1784 18.83 9,264 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Woodbury 1673 36.47 9,734 Town meeting Pomperaug Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Woodstock 1690 60.54 8,047 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut

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