Connecticut Facts

Connecticut Facts
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Connecticut.
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Capital
Hartford

Became a State
January 9, 1788 (5th)

Location
New England region of United States

Area
5,543 sq. miles (48th)

Population
3,405,565 (29th)

Major Cities
Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, New Canaan

Products
nursery stock (trees, shrubs, flowers), eggs, dairy products, cattle, tobacco

Climate
humid continental with seasonal extremes

Yearly Precipitation
averages 44 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Connecticut River, Atlantic Ocean

Most Famous Citizens
Dean Acheson (statesman)
Ethan Allen (Revolutionary War general)
Benedict Arnold (Revolutionary War general)
P. T. Barnum (showman)
Katherine Hepburn (actress)
Benjamin Spock (pediatrician)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (author)
Noah Webster (lexicographer)

State Symbols
Bird – Robin
Flower – Mountain Laurel
Animal – Marine: Sperm Whale
Tree – Charter Oak
Insect – European Mantis