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State Facts

Full Name

State of Connecticut

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

January 9, 1788 (5th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

3,405,565 (29th)

Land Area (Rank)

4,845 square miles; 12,548 square kilometers (48th)

Capital

Hartford

Postal Abbreviation

CT

State Nicknames

  • Constitution State,
  • Nutmeg State,
  • Provisions State,
  • Land of Steady Habits

Motto

Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)

Song

“Yankee Doodle” (music by George M. Cohan)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Mountain laurel
  • Tree: Charter oak
  • Bird: American robin
  • Mineral: Garnet
  • Animal: Sperm whale
  • Insect: Praying mantis

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Nursery stock,
    • eggs,
    • dairy products,
    • cattle
  • Industry:
    • Transportation equipment,
    • machinery,
    • electric equipment,
    • fabricated metal products,
    • chemical products,
    • scientific instruments