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Stamford is a city in the state of Connecticut, United States of America. Stamford is the fourth largest city in Connecticut, a center of regional activity in Fairfield County, and a hub of the Metro New York area. Its position between NYC and the rest of Connecticut defines Stamford’s character. Stamford takes on an atmosphere of New York City in its downtown and the adjacent neighborhoods, then transitioning to a more traditional suburban small town CT atmosphere in its northern sections. Stamford plays an active role the NYC metro and Fairfield county art and music scene. It also has one of the largest and most diverse selections of restaurants and shopping in Fairfield county.

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  1. The first artificial heart in the world was developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik of Stamford.
  2. Known for hard hits and outstanding acting, the World Wrestling Federation has its headquarters in Stamford.
  3. Stamford was named after the town Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
  4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire started taping in 2014 at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford.
  5. Grant Tinker, the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, television producer, and former husband of actress Mary Tyler Moore, was born in Stamford.

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