- Geographical Region: Northeast
- Size: 5544 sq.mi., 48th rank overall.
- Admitted to Statehood: January 9, 1788
- Population: 3,518,288;29th rank overall.
- Capital: Hartford
- Other Major City: Bridgeport
- Abbreviation: CT
- Nickname: Constitution State
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- State Bird: Robin (opens window to 50states.com)
- State Flower: Mountain Laurel (opens window to 50states.com)
- A low, flat region known as the Coastal Lowlands is found along the state's southern shore with the Atlantic Ocean.
- Located in the northwest corner of the state is he mountainous Taconic section and Connecticut's highest point, Mt. Frissell.
- Located in the western part of the state, the Western New England Upland, is characterized by hills, ridges and rivers gradually sloping from a height of 1,400 feet above sea level to 1,000 feet above sea level.
- The Connecticut Valley Lowland is a 20-mile wide area in the center of the state with small rivers separated by 300-600 foot basalt ridges.
- The Eastern New England Upland region is made up of narrow river valleys and low hills that are heavily forested in the eastern part of the state.
Map: Relief Map of CT
Military Manufacturing, Transportation equipment, machinery, electronics and electrical machinery, fabricated metal products, chemical products, scientific instruments
Vegetables, tobacco, nursery stock, eggs, apples, dairy products, cattle
- The first telephone book was published by the New Haven District Telephone Company in February 1878 containing fifty names.
- The world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954 called the USS Nautilus.
- The Hartford Courant is the oldest U.S. newspaper still in circulation in Connecticut. It was established in 1764.
- Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
- Connecticut was the first to pass an automobile law setting the speed limit to 12 miles per hour.
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