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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. It is also known within the state as simply The Valley or The Greater Valley. The Naugatuck River Valley is comprised of the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and Waterbury. Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ... The Housatonic River is a river, approximately 144 mi (230 km) long, in western Massachusetts and central Connecticut in the United States. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Beacon Falls is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Oxford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Seymour is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...


The Valley is a unique region straddling Fairfield and New Haven counties, and was once the most prosperous part of Connecticut in the early days of industrialization. The region was home to key factories in national industries, most notably the brass industry, rubber manufacturing, petrochemical production, and shipbuilding. The friction match was invented in the town of Beacon Falls, and Naugatuck was the birthplace of Naugahyde. This industrial past has given the region a heavily urban landscape, with many factory buildings rising prominently along the riverside and dominating the central districts of the towns. Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Pleather is a synthetic leather made out of plastic. ...


After the Great Depression, however, the area's manufacturing base suffered a prolonged period of deindustrialization, leaving behind weak economies and empty buildings typical of Rustbelt landscapes. In 1955, the area's fortunes were further reversed when floodwaters brought by hurricane rains devastated the region. High unemployment, poverty, and isolation had marked the Valley in the 1980's, but this has changed drastically in 20 years. The western towns of the Valley (Oxford and Huntington) are considered upscale commuter towns of Fairfield county while the eastern Valley towns are known as quiet suburbs of Greater New Haven; Many working-class features within the area are still prevalent, mostly in Ansonia and Derby, that may have otherwise been erased with suburbanization as has happened in much of the area. In contrast with other regions of Connecticut, for example, the Valley maintains a high emotional and cultural involvement with its high school football teams and rivalries. Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California, centering on Florence Owens Thompson, a mother of seven children, age thirty-two, in Nipomo, California, March 1936. ... The Rust Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, also known as the Manufacturing Belt, is an area in the northeastern and north-central United States whose economy was formerly based largely on heavy industry, manufacturing, and associated industries. ... 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 town with the highest income in the valley is Oxford, and the town with the lowest income is Ansonia. Although the town is geographically part of the river valley, many residents in Oxford do not consider themselves part of the region. This has lead to friction between the communities in 2004 after Oxford decided to send their high school students to a Fairfield County school district rather than the high school in neighboring Seymour. Oxford is currently undergoing transformation from a quiet town to an upscale suburb.


In 2000, as a sign of the Valley's continued perserverence, the seven-town region was selected as an "All-American City" -- to note its award as a whole, the award title was specially changed to "All-American Valley."

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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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ...

Capital:

Hartford This is a list of United States state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Reference http://www. ... Motto: Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World or New Englands Rising Star Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Founded Incorporated 1849   County Hartford County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - Total  - Water 46. ...

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 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 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 metropolitan area of New York City, 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 four Metropolitan... 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, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: The Park City Motto: Official website: www. ... 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 town 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. ... Motto: Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World or New Englands Rising Star Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Founded Incorporated 1849   County Hartford County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... 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, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford is a city located in the town of Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Beehive City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Elm City Motto: Official website: www. ... 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. ... City Motto: The Right Place - The Right Time County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 59. ... Norwich is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The City that Works Motto: Official website: www. ... 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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Naugatuck River Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (657 words)
Green is the Valley, yellow is the Greater Waterbury area, and blue is the Litchfield Hills region.
Traditionally, the Naugatuck Valley is often subdivided for historical, cultural, geographic, and demographic reasons.
The Naugatuck Valley is a unique region straddling New Haven, Litchfield and Fairfield counties.
Naugatuck River Watershed Association (NRWA) (971 words)
The overall plan is a "watershed approach" to protect and enhance recreational and educational use of the waters and riparian environment of the Naugatuck River Watershed.
The quality of the water that runs in the Naugatuck River is a key indicator of the quality of life in the lands through which it passes.
The Naugatuck River Watershed Association, Inc. welcomes donations from individuals, groups, clubs, businesses, civic organizations, foundations, manufacturing companies and any entity that is interested in maintaining and enhancing the quality of the life and environment for people and wildlife in the Naugatuck River Watershed.
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