An industrial city in northwestern England; population 396,300 (est. 2009). Founded in Roman times, it developed in the 18th and 19th centuries as a center of the English cotton industry. The largest city in New Hampshire, on the Merrimack River, in the southern part of the state; population 108,586 (est. 2008). A town in central Connecticut, east of Hartford; population 56,385 (est. 2008).