STATE OF CONNECTICUT

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. INTERESTING STATE FACTS

  • 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: Dannel P. Malloy
  • State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet — “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains”
  • Population: ¬†estimate from the Connecticut Department of Public Health is 3,576,452 as of July 1, 2016.
  • Area: 5,018 square miles
  • Counties: 8
  • Towns: 169
  • Cities: 21
  • Boroughs: 9
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