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.
Name of State: Connecticut
Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th state)
"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
Governor: John G. Rowland
State Motto: Qui
Transtulit Sustinet -- "He Who Transplanted Still Sustains"
population of Connecticut was 3,287,116 according to the 1990 U.S. Official Census.
The most recent population estimate from the Connecticut Department of Public Health is
3,274,238 as of July 1, 1996.
Cities with largest population
New Haven, 130,474
Area: 5,018 square miles
Famous For: Inventors
(Charles Goodyear, Elias Howe, Eli Whitney, Eli Terry), Inventions, Watchmaking,
Typewriters, Insurance, Submarines
Info excerpted from Connecticut Home Page