New London is a coastal city located in the southeastern part of Connecticut. It has a population of around 27,000 and covers an area of approximately 10 square miles. The city is known for its rich maritime history, and it is home to the United States Coast Guard Academy, as well as a deep-water port. New London is also a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as Ocean Beach Park, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the historic District. The city is well-connected to the rest of Connecticut and neighboring states by road, rail, and water.