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The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. The area is contained within the Torrington micropolitan area, the most populous such area in the United States. State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... In 2003, the United States government, through the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, recognized a new community classification called the micropolitan area. ...


The Litchfield Hills region is known for its distinct and traditional New England scenery, which can stand in contrast to the rest of Connecticut, which is largely urbanized or suburbanized. Most of the region is comprised of forested hills and rocky peaks, with farmland and small towns interspersed in the valleys and plains. This region is also the focal point for the state's small vineyard and wine industry, as well as a key component of the tourist economy of the state. Many visitors arrive in the autumn to witness the fall foliage, and to visit the region's many covered bridges or waterfalls.


Because of both its rural beauty and its relative proximity to New York City, the area has been and continues to be home to many famous or wealthy residents, including Mia Farrow, Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael J. Fox, Ralph Lauren, Paul Newman, and David Letterman and is also known as the Hamptons of Connecticut. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of American finance, politics, music, and culture. ... Farrow on the cover of Glamour, 1968 Mia Farrow (born February 9, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Streep in Silkwood (1983) Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in movies and television and who, from the 1980s to the present day, has been regarded as one of the best in her field. ... Sarafina movie poster featuring Whoopi Goldberg Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known by her stage name, Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955 in Chelsea, Manhattan New York), is a well-known American movie actress, comedian, and singer. ... Michael J. Fox in his earlier days. ... Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lipschitz, October 14, 1939, Bronx, New York) is a world-famous fashion designer. ... Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an American actor and film director. ... Letterman behind the desk at The Late Show. ...


External links

  • Hiking/outdoor activity information for Berkshire Mountains, Hudson Valley, and Litchfield Hills


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State of Connecticut File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ...

Capital:

Hartford This is a list of U.S. state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Categories: U.S. states | U.S. state capitals | Lists of cities in the United States ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Regions:

Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City is defined by the U.S. Census as the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area based on broad social and economic integration, which is divided into... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

Largest cities:

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Fairfield | Greenwich | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | Naugatuck | New Britain | New Haven | New London | North Haven | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Hartford Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Bridgeport (41n10, 73w12 EST) is the largest city by population in Connecticut, and is located in southeastern Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Bristol is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Hat City Location in the state of Connecticut County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 114. ... Fairfield is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterfront of Groton, Connecticut looking upriver Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state. ... Milford is a partially independent city that is located partially in New Haven County in Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... New Britain is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Elm City Location in the state of Connecticut Founded April 24, 1638 County New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... North Haven is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Norwalk is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 82,951. ... Norwich is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Stamford, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...

Counties:

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...


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The Litchfield Hills region is home to some of the state’s best antiquing, wineries, and quiet summer vacation spots.
Rolling hills and red barns characterize this region.
Litchfield Hills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named.
The Litchfield Hills region is known for its distinct and traditional New England scenery, which can stand in contrast to the rest of Connecticut, which is largely urbanized or suburbanized.
Most of the region is comprised of forested hills and rocky peaks, with farmland and small towns interspersed in the valleys and plains.
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