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Tall Ship visiting Norwalk Harbor

Facts & Stats
City of Norwalk

Norwalk is located forty miles northeast of New York City and borders Darien, New Canaan, Westport and Wilton in Fairfield County along the Long Island Sound. Norwalk was founded February 26, 1640 and incorporated September 11, 1651.

Churches
More than one hundred churches and synagogues in the Greater Norwalk Area.
 
Climate
Average temp: January: 33.8 F; July: 76.7 F
Average annual rainfall: 43"
 
Education
Twelve elementary schools (grades K-5), four middle schools (grades 6-8), two high schools (grades 9-12), one Briggs High School (vocational arts, grades 9-12), and one Community/Technical College.
 
Government
Mayor and Common Council members are elected by twelve voting districts in city elections.
 
Health Facility
Norwalk Hospital and the Center for Advanced Medicine (affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine), a voluntary, non-profit community hospital/healthcare provider for Fairfield County.
 
Industry
A wide variety of electronic research and manufacturing companies producing aircraft equipment & optical devices, chemicals, machinery of many kinds, auto accessories, wearing apparel, hardware, frozen foods, lithography & printing.
 
Libraries
Norwalk Public Library, South Norwalk Branch Library, East Norwalk Library, Rowayton Library
 
Media Service
Newspapers - The Hour (daily), Norwalk Lifestyles (weekly); Radio Stations - WEFX (95.9 FM) and WNLK (1350 AM); Cable Television - Cablevision of Connecticut. All based in Norwalk. Several daily/weekly newspapers, radio stations and network television from Hartford to New York City service the Greater Norwalk area as well.
 
Post Office
Norwalk, South Norwalk and Rowayton
 
Transportation
Automobile via I-95, Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15), US Routes 1 & 7; rail via Metro-North Commuter Railroad (stations: East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Rowayton, and Merritt 7 Corporate Park); Connecticut Limousine for transportation to airports; local bus service is Wheels; interstate bus service is Greyhound and Trailways.

For general information about the Norwalk Public Schools in the Rowayton area, see the Schools pages on this site.

For specific information call the Public Affairs office at (203)-854-4011 or write to: Dr. Susan G. Weinberger,
Norwalk Public Schools,
125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852-6001.