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Connecticut is a state located in Northeastern United States. City incorporation requires a Special Act by the Connecticut General Assembly. All cities in Connecticut are dependent municipalities, meaning they are located within and subordinate to a town. However, except for one, all currently existing cities in Connecticut are consolidated with their parent town. Former cities are listed in a separate table below.
Towns in Connecticut are allowed to adopt a city form of government without the need to re-incorporate as a city. Connecticut state law also makes no distinction between a consolidated town/city and a regular town. Bolded city names indicate the state's largest cities, with the most populated being Bridgeport. Population is from the 2010 United States Census where available. Currently, Windham County and Tolland County are the only counties in Connecticut without a single city in them.
|City||County||Population||Date chartered as city||Date consolidated with town|
|Groton||New London||10,010||1964||Not consolidated|
|New Haven||New Haven||129,779||1784||1897|
|New London||New London||27,620||1784||1874|
|West Haven||New Haven||52,721||1961||1961|
Administered by the town of Winchester
|Former city||County||Date chartered as city||Date of disestablishment||Disposition|
|South Norwalk||Fairfield||1871||1913||Consolidated with Town and City of
Norwalk in 1913.
Now a neighborhood and a taxing district
|Rockville||Tolland||1889||1965||Consolidated with the Town of Vernon. Now a CDP.|
|Willimantic||Windham||1893||1983||Now a CDP in the town of Windham|
|Putnam||Windham||1895||1984||Now a CDP in the town of Putnam|
- Administrative divisions of Connecticut
- List of municipalities of Connecticut by population
- List of towns in Connecticut