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New London County
Map of Connecticut highlighting New London County
Location within the U.S. state of Connecticut
Map of the United States highlighting Connecticut
Connecticut's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
Founded 1666
Seat None (formerly New London); since 1960 Connecticut counties no longer have a county government
Largest town Norwich
 • Total 771.66 sq mi (1,998.6 km2)
 • Land 665.91 sq mi (1,724.7 km2)
 • Water 105.75 sq mi (273.9 km2)  13.70%%
 • Total 274,055
 • Density 412/sq mi (158.9/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Map of New London County Connecticut With Municipal Labels
Map of New London County, Connecticut showing cities, boroughs, towns, CDPs, and Indian Reservations

New London County is a county 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).

The same as 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 some resources (e.g., water, gas, etc.). New London County is only a group of towns on a map. It has no governmental authority.

New London County was one of four original counties in Connecticut. They were formed May 10, 1666.

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