Connecticut State of America

Connecticut, 5th State
“Qui transtulit sustinet”
(He who transplanted still sustains)
  • Name (Indian ): “Quinnehtukqut”; “besides the long tidal river”
  • Governor: Ned Lamont (Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Hartford
  • Population:3,563,077 (2020), (29th-most populous)
  • Location:’ Connecticut is situated in the New England Region of the United States’ . It is bordered by;
  • North: Massachusetts,
  • East: Rhode,
  • South: Long Island Sound,
  • West: New York
  • Area: 14,356 km2/5,543 mi2, 48th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: CT
  • Admitted to Union: January 9, 1788
  • Official language: none

 

1.        State’s Symbols
  • State tree:  White (Charter) Oak
  • State flower: Mountain Laurel
  • State Nut: none
  • State Fish: American Shad
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: Dilophosaurus
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: American Robin
  • State Butterfly: None
  • State Mammal: None
  • State Dog: None
  • State Animal: Sperm Whale
  • State Horse: None
  • State Insect: Praying Mantis
  • State Fossil: Eubrontes Giganteus Dinosaur Track
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone: none
  • State mineral: Garnet
  • State Songs: Beautiful Connecticut Waltz, Yankee Doodle
  • State Poet: Poet Laureate
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Polka: Ballroom Polka
  • State Troubadour: Troubadour of Connecticut
  • State Sport: none
  • State Aircraft: Corsair F4U
  • State Ship: USS Nautilus
  • State Heroine: Prudence Crandall
  • State Hero: Nathan Hale
  • State Composer: Charles Edward Ives
  • State Tartan: Connecticut Tartan
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Cantata: The Nutmeg
  • State Coat of Arms: Armorial Bearings
2.        Geography Facts
  • Land: 12,542 km(4,842 mi2), 48th
  • Water: 1,816 km(702 mi2), 37th
  • Coastline: 995 km (618 mi), 18th
  • Shoreline: 402 km (250 mi)
  • State Forests:  32
  • State Parks: 93
  • National Parks: 1
  • Water: 12.6%
  • Largest city (by area): Bridgeport (16 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Bridgeport (143,010 people)
  • Lowest point: Connecticut; sea level; 0 feet,3rd lowest
  • Highest point: Frissell, on a south slope; 2,380 feet, ( 725 m), 36th tallest

 

3.        Facts about Connecticut

 

  •  The author of the first dictionary, Noah Webster, lived in West Hartford.
  • Mill Pond Falls, the smallest natural waterfall of America, is located in Newington, Connecticut
  • Connecticut is home to “firsts” including the first colour television, hamburger, phone book, Polaroid camera, a nuclear-powered submarine, and a helicopter.
  • The first-speed limit laws, with a speed limit of just 12 miles per hour, for cars, were set in 1901 in Connecticut.
  • Connecticut was one of two states (the other being Rhode Island) that decided not to ratify the 18th Amendment, the Amendment that prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol.
  • Nickname: Constitution State, The Provisions State, Nutmeg State, The Land of Steady Habits
  • As recently as 15,000 years ago, Connecticut was covered by a glacier.
  • Key Cities: Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury
  • Major industries: Finance, insurance, real estate, health care,  engineering, law firms, computer and data processing services, tourism
  • Famous for: 250-mile shoreline, Yale University
  • Area codes: 203, 475, 860
4.       Natural Resources
  • Forestry
    1. Hickory
    2. OakElm
    3. Maple
    4. Ash
    5. Pine
  • Rivers
  • Water bodies
  • Hay
  • Corn
  • Oats
  • Tobacco
  • Potatoes
  • Dairy products
  • Cattle
  • Lobster
  • Oysters
  • Clams
  • Granite
  • Mica
5.        Mountains

            Best Mountains for Visit

  1. Bear Mountain
  2. Haystack Mountain
  3. Ragged Mountain
  4. Pinnacle Rock
  5. Lamentation Mountain
  6. Sleeping Giant
  7. Chauncey Peak
  8. Short Mountain
  9. Hanging Hills
  10. Mount Frissell
6.        Divisions
  • 8 Counties
  • 21 Cities
  • 169 Towns

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