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The First Congressional District is arguably the most diverse region of Connecticut. Centered around Connecticut’s Capitol City, the first district includes twenty seven cities and towns in Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex Counties with over 700,000 residents.

No matter where you travel in the First District you’re guaranteed to witness a piece of New England history. The first three towns established in Connecticut reside in the First District, providing a look into the history of our state and nation. Whether you’re traveling through one of our many historic districts or visiting one of our renowned museums, you can’t leave the First District without learning about our deep history of innovation, manufacturing, business and education.

Today that legacy of innovation and manufacturing remains part of who we are. Manufacturing is part of our DNA, from the years of Sam and Elizabeth Colt sparking the industrial revolution in Hartford to our strong advanced manufacturing base today. As the perennial insurance capitol of the world, Connecticut also boasts a number of world leaders in the insurance industry, many based right here in the first district.
Each year the First Congressional District graduates thousands of students from one of its many universities, colleges and technical schools. The impressive community college system has also helped many gain the knowledge and skills they need for their future career. Whether you’re a Hawk, Bantam, Cougar or Blue Devil, you can be assured that the education you gain in the First District will help you to improve and expand your future.  

From thriving cities to a rustic countryside, the tradition of cultural, industrial and business diversity in the First Congressional District makes it truly unique. At this critical moment in the history of our state and our nation, the First District of Connecticut remains a beacon of leadership, progress, and achievement.

For More Information

Connecticut Town and Cities: Many towns in the first district have useful information online on their official websites.

Visit Connecticut: Information on events and tourism in Connecticut.

State of Connecticut: The official State of Connecticut website.

Connecticut General Assembly: Information on the Connecticut State Legislature, including bill tracking, testimony and contact information for various offices.