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Connecticut Facts and Symbols

Connecticut became the 5th state in 1788 and is the 29th largest state by population with almost 3.5 million residents. It is also the 48th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 5,543 square miles. Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut with a population of approximately 139,000 people.

The name Connecticut came from the word "Quinnehtukqut" which is Mohegan for "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Connecticut Governor, a state map, Connecticut members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Connecticut State Quarter.

Connecticut State Quarter

State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)


Connecticut State Capital - Hartford

State Nickname - The Constitution State

State Motto - "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)

State Flower - Mountain Laurel

State Tree - The Charter Oak

State Bird - American Robin

State Fish - American Shad

State Shellfish - Eastern Oyster

State Animal - Sperm Whale

State Insect - Praying Mantis (Mantis Religiosa)

State Mineral - Garnet

State Fossil - Eubrontes Giganteus

State Folk Dance - Square Dance

State Ship - USS Nautilus

State Composer - Charles Edward Ives

State Hero - Nathan Hale

State Heroine - Prudence Crandall

Official State Web Site -


Connecticut State Governor:

M. Jodi Rell

Executive Office of the Governor
  State Capitol¬†
210 Capitol Avenue 
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Greater Hartford Area: 860-566-4840
Toll Free: 800-406-1527
TDD: 860-524-7397

Connecticut State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
Connecticut State Map - Click for Larger View


Connecticut State Congressional District Map:

Connecticut State Congressional District Map


Connecticut Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (Connecticut Members):

  Richard Blumenthal - (D-CT) Joseph I. Lieberman - (ID-CT)  

United States House of Representatives (Connecticut Members by District):


John B. Larson - 1st

Joe Courtney - 2nd

Rosa L. DeLauro - 3rd

James A. Himes - 4th

Christopher S. Murphy - 5th


Connecticut State Song:

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle went to town,
Riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it macaroni.

Chorus -
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the folks be handy.

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