Symbols, Facts and Information about the state of Connecticut.Capital
The City of Hartford Located in Hartford County is the Capital of Connecticut. Hartford, CT is home to a large number of Insurance Companies and is nicknamed the Insurance Capital of the World.
There are 8 Counties in Connecticut
- New Haven
- New London
There are 186 Populated Towns and Cities in Connecticut
Largest City: Bridgeport in Fairfield County
- Connecticut was the 5th state in the US - Statehood: Jan. 9, 1788
- The Constitution State (5th state to sign) "Connecticut Compromise"
- Presidential Birthplace - George Walker Bush Also to learn more about Connecticut history check out the local Historical societies and Museums throughout the state.
- Highest Point - Mt. Frissell - 2380 feet, (725 m) above sea level
- Area - 5,544 square miles (Connecticut is the 48th largest state in the US)
- Major Rivers - Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Thames River
- Major Lakes - Lake Candlewood
Population: 3,600,000 (aprox)
The most populated Cities are:
- Official State of Connecticut Home Page
- State Abbreviation: CT
- State Motto - "Qui transtulit sustinet" - He Who Transplanted Still Sustains
- State Song - Yankee Doodle
State Bird: American Robin
State Tree: White Oak (Quercus alba)
State Flower: Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)