Stamford (Connecticut)

Fairfield County


Stamford is a city in Fairfield County in the U.S. state of Connecticut with 122,643 inhabitants ( 2010). The metropolitan area has a size of 134.9 km ².


Stamford was founded in 1641 by English Presbyterians under the Rev. Richard Denton. 1893 Stamford became a town.


Stamford has access to Interstate 95 and is powered by the two railway lines Amtrak and Metro North. A good network of intercity buses establishes the connections to Darien, Norwalk, Greenwich and Port Chester.


  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Sacred Heart University

Industry and economy

In Stamford the headquarters of the following companies is:

  • Harman International Industries
  • Pitney Bowes
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

The company s.a.c. Capital has its head office there, officially, however, has its head office in the tax haven Anguilla.


Twin Cities

  • Greece Sparta, Greece

Sons and daughters of the town