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Connecticut . USA

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Capital - Hartford

No. of Counties - 8

Population - 3,605,944

Area - 5,543 sq mi (14,356 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 739/sq mi (285/km2)

Median Household Income - $79,900

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Connecticut Counties (8)





New Haven

New London



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About - Connecticut

Connecticut, one of the New England states in the northeastern United States, has a rich history and diverse cultural offerings. Here are some key facts about Connecticut:

  1. Nickname: Connecticut is often called "The Constitution State." This nickname stems from the Fundamental Orders of 1638–1639, which is considered by some to be the first written constitution in Western history.

  2. Capital and Largest City: Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut. However, the largest city in terms of population is Bridgeport.

  3. Statehood: Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies and became the 5th state to join the Union on January 9, 1788.

  4. Geography: Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England and is bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound to the south, and New York to the west. The Connecticut River, one of the major rivers in the United States, bisects the state from north to south.

  5. Economy: Historically, Connecticut's economy was based on manufacturing, particularly firearms, clocks, and textiles. However, today its economy is more diversified, with finance, insurance, healthcare, and technology playing significant roles. It is home to several Fortune 500 companies.

  6. Education: Connecticut boasts some prestigious educational institutions, including Yale University, one of the Ivy League schools, located in New Haven.

  7. Culture and Attractions: The state offers a mix of cultural attractions, including museums, theaters, and historic sites. Mystic Seaport, a maritime museum, and the Mark Twain House & Museum are popular destinations.

  8. Sports: While Connecticut does not have any major professional sports teams of its own, it is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, just over the border. Additionally, the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies have highly successful men's and women's basketball programs.

  9. Political Landscape: Connecticut's political landscape is diverse, with a mix of urban and suburban areas. It generally leans Democratic in national elections.

  10. Population: As of my last update, Connecticut has a population of approximately 3.6 million people, making it one of the smaller states in terms of population.

These are just some key points about Connecticut; there's much more to discover about its history, culture, and contributions to the United States.

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