Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut.The city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2).
Hartford is nicknamed as the "Insurance Capital of the World". Hartford has many insurance company headquarters.The insurance remains the region's major industry.Hartford insurance industries include companies such as Travelers, Aetna, The Hartford, The Phoenix Companies, Uniprise and Hartford Steam Boiler based in the city. The area is also home to U.S. Fire Arms and United Technologies.Hartford is a center for medical care, research, and education. Within Hartford itself the city includes Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Saint Francis Hospital.