Danbury, Connecticut, a city in Fairfield County, on the Still River, in the southwestern part of the state. It is nicknamed “Hat City” because of the once-dominant hat industry, founded in colonial times. Danbury is still an industrial city, but its production is now diversified. It is the site of Western Connecticut State University and the Scott-Fanton Museum, featuring colonial exhibits. Lake Candlewood, Connecticut's largest lake, is nearby.
Danbury was settled in 1685. During the Revolutionary War it was a military supply base for the American forces, and in 1777 it was attacked and burned by the British. Danbury was chartered as a city in 1889. The city and the town (township) of Danbury consolidated in 1965. Danbury has the mayor-council form of government.