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Welcome to Canterbury ...

The Town of Canterbury is located in Windham County<1>.

The location of Canterbury has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Canterbury has a population of 5,079 people<3> (see below for details).

Canterbury is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Canterbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Canterbury is located in the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canterbury had an population of 5,079 people. This is a decrease of 1.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Canterbury had a population of 5,132 people. This makes Canterbury the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Canterbury represents 0.14% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 150th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,132 people, the population of Canterbury increased 9.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,692 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canterbury.

Communities near Canterbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canterbury.

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Canterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Canterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Canterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Mansfield [Tolland County]
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    • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Canterbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windham [Windham County]
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      • Windham [Windham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Canterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Montville [New London County]
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      • Montville [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Canterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Canterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Colchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [New London County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Canterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<6>
    • Ledyard [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledyard
      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Canterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledyard
    • Coventry [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
      • Coventry [Tolland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Canterbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canterbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Canterbury.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canterbury. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Canterbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canterbury. See our Newspapers Page for Canterbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canterbury ...

Looking for more information about Canterbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Canterbury, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Canterbury.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canterbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canterbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canterbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canterbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canterbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canterbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canterbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6970, Longitude: -72.0029       In this case, the coordinates for Canterbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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