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Connecticut Quick Facts
- State Abbreviation – CT
- State Capital – Hartford
- Largest City – Bridgeport
- Name for Residents – Connecticuters
- Major Industries – agriculture, industry (especially insurance), tourism
- Origin of the Name Connecticut – The name Connecticut is from a Mohican/Algonquin Indian word “quonehtacut”, which means “long tidal river.”
- State Nickname – Constitution State
- State Motto – “Qui transtulit sustinet” – He Who Transplanted Still Sustains
- State Song – Yankee Doodle
Additional Connecticut Information
Garnet is Connecticut’s state mineral.
The highest peak in Connecticut is Bear Mountain.
The most remote site in Connecticut is Mount Bradford in Canaan.
All three rock types are found in Connecticut: Sedimentary, Metamorphic, and Igneous.
Dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill were discovered in 1966.
Best striped bass fishing occurs in the Sound from spring to fall at all major reefs and shoals and at mouths of large rivers.
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.
The USS Nautilus – the world’s first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
Connecticut By the Numbers
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