New London County, Connecticut

New London County

New London County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of 2010 the population was 274,055. The total area of the county is 772 square miles (2,000 km2), including inland and coastal waters.

As is the case with all eight of Connecticut’s counties, there is no county government and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources (e.g. water, gas, etc.). New London County is merely a group of towns on a map; it has no governmental authority.

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 771.66 square miles (1,998.6 km2), of which 665.91 square miles (1,724.7 km2) (or 86.30%) is land and 105.75 square miles (273.9 km2) (or 13.70%) is water.[5]

The terrain of the county is mostly level, becoming more elevated only in its northern extreme. The highest point in the county is Gates Hill in the Town of Lebanon at approximately 660 feet (201 m) above sea level, and the lowest point is sea level.

Cities, Towns, and Villages

All information about New London County courtesy Wikipedia.

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