Hartford is the capital city of the State of Connecticut. The Greater Hartford area is the largest metropolitan area in Connecticut, and includes Hartford and its surrounding 33 suburbs located to the east and west of the Connecticut River.
Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters including The Hartford, Travelers Property Casualty Corp., Cigna Corporation, Phoenix Home Life, and Lincoln Financial Group. Insurance remains the region's major industry, with financial services, health services, manufacturing and biotechnology among the city’s other major industries. Almost 400 years old, Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the United States. However, with a new convention center and hotel, and Connecticut Science Center, the reclaimed riverfront, and an infusion of residential and commercial ventures in the city, Hartford has begun to attract new development, especially downtown. It is home to the nation's oldest public art museum (Wadsworth Atheneum), the oldest public park (Bushnell Park), the oldest continuously published newspaper (The Hartford Courant), the second-oldest secondary school (Hartford Public).
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