Hamden has a total area of about 56.3 sq. kms. and is elevated from the sea level by about 185 ft. It is located in the County of New Haven in Connecticut. "The land of the Sleeping Giant" is the nickname of the town. The University of Quinnipac is located here. Hamden is also the suburb of New Haven city. Some of the important industries and services of the local inhabitants are retail, manufacturing, service sector, products of pump mixer, fabricated metals etc. The local transportation sector also offers substantial oppurtunities. Harborside health care, Area Cooperative Education Services also offer substial economic oppurtunities to the locals. The hospitality sector is also quite well developed and offers substantial job opputunities to the locals.