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image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 December, 2007
A dark blue flag with the city seal centered, city name written in an arch above, state name below, in gold.
Bridgeport is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and the fifth-largest city in New England. Located in Fairfield County, the city has an estimated population of 137,912 and is the core of the Greater Bridgeport area, which itself is considered part of the labor market area for New York City. Bridgeport was originally a part of the township of Stratford. The first settlement here was made in 1659. It was called Pequonnock until 1695, when its name was changed to Stratfield, due to its location between the already existing towns of Stratford and Fairfield. During the American Revolution it was a center of privateering. In 1800 the borough of Bridgeport was chartered, and in 1821 the township was incorporated. The city was not chartered until 1836.
More about the city and an image of the flag in Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_Connecticut.
Valentin Poposki, 12 December 2007
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 February, 2008
Based on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_Connecticut