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Connecticut State Profile

Where is Connecticut?

Connecticut is located in the northeastern region of United States. It shares its borders with Long Island Sound to the south, New York State to the west, Massachusetts to the north, and Rhode Island to the east.


How did Connecticut get its name?

Connecticut get its name from Connecticut River. It is a French modification of the Algonquian word " quinetucket", which means "long tidal river". What is the capital of Connecticut?Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. It is the second most populous city on Connecticut River. It is nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World" as it is home to the headquarters of many insurance companies. The city covers an area of 18 square miles and has an estimated population of 124,512.


How big is Connecticut?

Connecticut is the third-smallest state in the country. It covers an area of 5,543 square miles and has an estimated population of 3,574,097.


Which is the largest city of Connecticut?

Bridgeport is the largest city of Connecticut. It is located in Fairfield County and has an estimated population of 144,229. It is home to the first Subway Restaurant, opened in 1965. The city covers an area of 19.4 square miles. During the American Revolution, the city was a center of privateering.


What is the nickname of Connecticut?

Connecticut is known as the "Constitution State", which is assumed to refer to the Fundamental Orders of 1638-39. Other official nicknames of the state are "The Nutmeg state", and "The Land of Steady Habits".



What is the official language of Connecticut?

There is no official language in Connecticut. English is the de facto language of the state.


What is the religion of Connecticut?

Majority of the people in Connecticut are Christians. 12% of the population has no religious affiliation, followed by Jews (3%) and Muslims (1%). The Jewish population is concentrated in the towns near Long Islands Sound. Because of immigration, other non-Christian religions have also made a presence in the state.


Who is the political leader of Connecticut?

Connecticut is a Democrat stronghold. Dannel Patrick "Dan" Malloy is the 88th and the current Governor of Connecticut. He was elected on August 10,2010 and assumed office on January 5,2011. Nancy Wayman is the 108th and the current Lieutenant Governor of the state. She assumed office on January 5,2011.


When did Connecticut achieve statehood?

Before becoming a state, Connecticut was known as Connecticut Colony. It became the fifth state of the Union on January 9, 1788. Connecticut Colony was an English colony which played an important role in the establishment of self-government in New World. It refused to surrender local authority to the Dominion of New England.


What are some of the famous places in Connecticut?

Kent Falls State Park, Scantic River State Park, West Haven Beaches, Lisicke Beach, Chaplin Museum, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Lime Rock Park, and New London Ledge are some of the notable places to visit in the state.


What is the economy of Connecticut like?

In 2010, the gross state product was $237 billion. There is a great disparity in income in the state, although the per capita income in 2007 was $54,117, which is the highest in the nation. Major agricultural outputs are nursery stock, eggs, clams and lobster, dairy products, cattle, and tobacco. Industrial products of the state are transportation equipments, aircraft parts, nuclear submarines, heavy industrial machinery and electrical equipments, military weaponry, chemical and pharmaceutical products, and scientific instruments.