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Capital City:

Hartford

Statehood:

January 9, 1788 (5th)

Population:

3, 312,000

Nickname:

Constitution State / Provision State / Nutmeg State

Motto:

Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)

Origin of State Name:

Based on the Mohegan word, Quinnehtukqut, meaning "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River"

Counties:

8

Largest Cities:

Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury

Border States:

Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island

Land Area:

4,872 sq. mi.; 48th largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Fissell, 2,380 ft

Lowest Point:

Sea Level, Long Island Sound

State Bird:

Robin

State Flower:

Mountain laurel (kalmia latifolia)

State Tree:

White Oak (quercus alba)

State Song:

Yankee Doodle

State Web Site:

www.state.ct.us


For more websites on Connecticut check out Connecticut Links.

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