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Connecticut

Welcome to Connecticut and a brief overview ofThe Constitution State.

One of the smallest states, Connecticut is located in an area of the northeastern part of the 48 "conterminous" states often called New England. On it's north, Connecticut is bordered by' Massachusetts. To the east is Rhode Island and to the west isNew York. On the south, 618 miles of shoreline border Long Island Sound.

Connecticut is barely visible on the map of North America below.

Connecticut among the states

  • Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th state)
  • Abbreviation: Conn. (traditional), CT (postal)
  • Capital:Hartford.
  • Size: 5,018 square miles, includes inland water (48th)
  • Shoreline: 618 miles.
  • Latin motto:Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
  • State bird:American robin (Turdus migratorius) adopted 1943.
  • State flower:Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) adopted 1907.
  • State song: "Yankee Doodle", Composer unknown, adopted 1978.
  • State tree:White Oak (Quercus alba) adopted 1949.


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