( The Constitution State )
The name "Connecticut" comes from an Algonquin Indian word meaning "on the long tidal river". Connecticut was one of the original 13 states. The Connecticut River cuts through the center of the state, flowing into Long Island Sound, Connecticut's outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Connecticut's rural areas and small towns contrast sharply with its industrial cities. Many towns center around a small park, known as a "green". Near the green may stand a small white church, a town meeting hall, a tavern and several colonial houses. Forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and a sandy shore add to the state's beauty. Connecticut is also an important industrial state.
Some of the famous celebrities that were born in Connecticut include:
James Van Der Beek,
The Flag of Connecticut|
Ratified the Constitution in 1788 as the fifth State; flag adopted in 1897. The grapevines in the coat of arms refer to the three original colonies - Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook. The motto is based on the 80th Psalm.
Largest Cities in the State|
(2000) Bridgeport, 139,529; New Haven, 123,626; Hartford, 121,578; Stamford, 117,083; Waterbury, 107,271; Norwalk, 82,951; Danbury, 74,848; New Britain, 71,538; West Hartford, 63,589; Greenwich, 61,101
Business and Trade in Connecticut
Agriculture: Nursery stock, eggs, dairy products, cattle, tobacco.
Industries: Transportation equipment, machinery, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, chemical products, scientific instruments.
State Symbols and Emblems
- Bird: Robin
- Flower: Mountain laurel (kalmia latifolia)
- Tree: White Oak (quercus alba)
- Song(s): Yankee Doodle
- Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)
3,405,565 (702.9 mi2)
Geographic Area (mi2)
Rank 48th Largest
Pub & Prv Schools
College & University
Border States: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
Illicit Drug Use
Housing: In Connecticut, there are 1,385,975 housing units, averaging to 286.1 per sq mile.