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is a small city in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Covering 44.3 sq mi (114.7 sq km), Danbury has a population of 80,000 (2011 estimate). It is the fourth largest city in Fairfield County and the seventh most populous in the state. The city observes the Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5/-4). The phone area code here is 203, but will in future be changed to 475.
Danbury has a thriving hat-making industry, making 25% of all the hats in the United States. It is no wonder therefore that the city is often nicknamed Hat City.
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Danbury was named after the village of Danbury in Essex, England. It was founded by the colonists in 1685. At that time, the area was known as Pahquioque by the indigenous Pahquioque Indians. The settlers initially called the town Swampfield, but the general court decreed that it be named Danbury in 1687.
During the American Revolutionary War, Danbury acted as a military supply depot for the colonists. This caused the British to burn down the city on 26-27 April, 1777. Due to that incident, when the city was rebuilt, it took the motto of Restituimus, which in Latin means "we have restored".
The expression "Separation of Church and State" was first used by Thomas Jefferson in 1802, in a letter written to the Danbury Baptist Association. The letter is still in existence, and is displayed at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Danbury.
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Visiting Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury is located on Interstate 84, which connects it with Newtown to the east and Brewster to the west.
Places of Interest in Danbury, Connecticut
- Candlewood Town Park
- Danbury Museum and Historical Society
- Danbury Railway Museum
- Hatters Park
- Kenosia Park
- Military Museum of Southern New England
- Rogers Park
- Terrywile Park
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