Connecticut: The Constitution State

  • Capital city: Hartford
  • Connecticut was one of the 13 original colonies.
  • On January 9, 1788 Connecticut became an official state.
  • At 5,544 square miles, Connecticut is the 3rd smallest state.
  • CT is bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, New York to the west, and the Long Island Sound to the south.


State Articles

  • State Bird: Robin
  • State Flower: Mountain Laurel
  • State Tree: White Oak

  • State Song: Yankee Doodle


Connecticut's People


  • People who live in Connecticut were traditionally called "Nutmeggers"
  • State Governor: M. Jodi Rell
  • Connecticut's Population: 3,518, 288 (2009 Census)
  • Major Cities:

  1. Bridgeport
  2. New Haven
  3. Hartford
  4. Waterbury
  5. Stamford

  • Average Income per Household: $68,595 (2008)

Interesting Facts about Connecticut

  • Connecticut gets its nickname, the Constitution State, because it was the first colony to adapt a constitution in 1638-1639.
  • The word Connecticut comes from the Mohegan word quonehtacut, meaning place of long tidal river, which may refer to the Connecticut River, Connecticut's largest waterway.