Within its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, new
urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial
churches, and historic village greens. There are classic Ivy
League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and
small farms. Connecticut is a thriving center of business, as
well as a vacation land. It is both a New England state, and
suburban to New York City.
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Name of State: Connecticut
Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th state)
Nickname/Official Designation: "The Constitution State"
was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1959.
Name Origin/Indian: Quinnehtukqut -- Mohegan for "Long
River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River"
Capitol: Hartford, the sole Capital City since 1875
Governor: M. Jodi Rell
State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet -- "He Who
Transplanted Still Sustains"
Population: The population of Connecticut was 3,405,565
according to the 2000 U.S. Official Census. The most recent
population estimate from the Connecticut Department of Public
Health is 3,409,549 as of July 1, 2000.
Cities with largest population (2000):
1. Bridgeport 139,529
2. New Haven 123,626
3. Hartford 121,578
4. Stamford 117,083
5. Waterbury 107,271
See the 1990/2000 Census population for all Connecticut towns
Area: 5,018 square miles
Famous For: Inventors (Charles Goodyear, Elias Howe, Eli
Whitney, Eli Terry), Inventions, Watchmaking, Typewriters,