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Norwich is harbor city located in southeastern Connecticut and sits on the Thames River, Shetucket River and Yantic River. Norwich was founded back in 1659 by settlers from Old Saybrook, CT and soon became a popular manufacturing city. Today is the located just minutes from the world's largest casinos (Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino), and just a short drive away from the US Coast Guard Academy and US Naval Base both in New London, CT.
In recent years Norwich has become well known because of its close vicinity to the world's two largest casinos and because of a plan called Utopia Studios which if approved will transform the Norwich hospital site in Norwich and Preston into a movie studio/film/ theme park that will include thousands of hotel rooms at a cost of 1.6 billion. On a 488 acre site in North Stoninton another project would transform that site into movie studios, an academy of the arts and science campus, high end retail village and a hotel.
As of 2000 Norwich 36,117 people called Norwich home.
Area of Norwich: 271. Square Miles
Neighborhoods of Norwich: Norwichtown, Bean Hill, Taftville, Greenville, Occum, East Great Plain, Thamesville and Chelsea which was the original Downtown area.
Colleges and Universities in Norwich: Three Rivers Community College, Norwich Regional Vocational Technical School and Huntington Institute Incorporated.