Area: 5,543 square miles, ranks 48th of 50 U.S. states
Population: 3,596,080 (U.S. Census, 2013)
Settled: 1633, one of the 13 original colonies
Fairfield: Is 30 miles of beautiful coastline, rolling hills and picturesque New England countryside. It’s a place where the shore, country and city come together to create a unique getaway destination to discover.
Mystic Country: Is an exciting and colorful destination blending the tranquility of classic New England seascapes and scenic rolling hills with rich cultural heritage and sophisticated, top-flight entertainment being home to the largest resort casino in the world, Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Litchfield Hills: The town of Litchfield is set amid the rolling Litchfield Hills, foothills of the Berkshire Mountains that provide a vibrantly colorful backdrop for autumn activities. Litchfield melds both history and cosmopolitan flair.
New Haven: The Greater New Haven area offers visitors an array of exciting arts and culture, wonderful accommodations, fine restaurants, shopping, meeting facilities, beaches, boat excursions and much more.
River Valley: Connecticut’s River Valley offers visitors big-city sophistication, along with the charms and splendors of the New England countryside: sparkling rivers and shoreline, centuries of history and culture, and an endless array of interesting sights to enjoy.
Nicknames: The Constitution State (informally, Nutmeg State or Land of Steady Habits)
Native American Name: Quinnehtukqut (Beside the Long Tidal River)
State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)
State Gem: Garnet
State Flower: Mountain Laurel
State Tree: Charter Oak
State Bird: American Robin
State Animal: Sperm Whale
State Insect: Praying Mantis
State Shellfish: Eastern Oyster
State Fish: Shad
State Song: “Yankee Doodle”
State Ship: USS Nautilus (SSN571)
State Hero: Nathan Hale
State Heroine: Prudence Crandall
State Parks: 107, comprising 34,314 acres
State Forests: 32, comprising 170,636 acres
Length of Shoreline: 216 miles
Miles of Rivers & Streams: 9,700 miles
Number of Lakes & Ponds: Approx. 3,900
Principal Rivers: Connecticut, Housatonic, Thames, Naugatuck, Farmington
Highest Altitude: Mt. Frissell, Salisbury at 2,380 ft.
Geographic Center: East Berlin
Annual Precipitation: 42.85 inches
Number of Farms: Approx. 4,900
Air Service: 60 commercial and private airports, scheduled service from Bradley International in Windsor Locks, 15 miles north of Hartford; also from airports in New Haven, Groton/New London and Bridgeport.
Commercial Heliports: 8
Rail Service: AMTRAK’s Northeast Regional runs along the coast with links to New Haven and Hartford lines, and includes the AMTRAK Acela high-speed service; and Metro-North, with branches serving New Haven, New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury
Interstates: Principal routes – I-84 (East and West), I-91(North and South), I-95 (East and West) and I-395 (North and South)
Principal Industries: Insurance (95 companies); manufacturing (jet engines, nuclear submarines, helicopters, plastics); tourism; electronics, high technology, pharmaceuticals and biotech
Universities: 42, including the University of Connecticut (8 campuses), Yale University, Wesleyan University, Trinity College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
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