Connecticut State Facts and History

Connecticut Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Ned Lamont (Democrat)
  • Capital: Hartford
  • Population: 3,565,287 (2019 est.)
  • Residents: Alaskan
  • Land Area: 4,842.36 sq km
  • Water Area: 701.06 sq km
  • Total Area: 5,543.41 SQ KM
  • Width: 110 mi (177 km)
  • Length: 70 mi (113 km)
  • State Motto: “Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)”
  • Nickname: Nutmeg State,Constitution State
  • Electoral votes: 3
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 5 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Yankee Doodle”
  • Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Connecticut: portal.ct.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: CT
  • Origin of name: Connecticut takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.” “Nutmeg State,” “Constitution State” and “Land of Steady Habits” are all nicknames that have been applied to Connecticut.

Connecticut State Slogan

The official state slogan of Connecticut:

Qui Transtulit Sustinet” – 

The motto “Qui Transtulit Sustinet,” (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains), has been associated with the various versions of the seal from the creation of the Saybrook Colony Seal.

State Symbol of Connecticut

Flag of Connecticut
Flag of Connecticut
State Flower of Connecticut
State Flower of Connecticut – Mountain Laurel
State Fish of Connecticut
State Fish of Connecticut – American Shad
state seal of Connecticut
State Seal of Connecticut
StateTree of Connecticut
StateTree of Connecticut – Charter Oak
State Animal of Connecticut
State Animal of Connecticut – Sperm Whale
National Coat arms of Connecticut
National Coat arms of Connecticut
State Bird of Connecticut
State Bird of Connecticut – American Robin
State Insect of Connecticut
State Insect of Connecticut – European “praying” Mantis

Map of Connecticut

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