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Connecticut Fast Facts

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Date Admitted to the Union:

January 9, 1788 - Connecticut was the 5th state.

Connecticut State Capital:

Hartford

State Nickname:

Constitution State

State Motto:

Qui transtulit sustinet.
Translation: He who transplanted still sustains.

Connecticut State Bird:

American Robin

Connecticut State Flower:

Mountain Laurel

Connecticut State Tree:

White Oak

Cities With Population Over 100,000:

  • Bridgeport
  • New Haven
  • Hartford
  • North Stamford
  • Stamford
  • Waterbury

Ten Famous People From Connecticut :

  • Benedict Arnold, British Spy
  • John Brown, Abolitionist
  • George W. Bush, 43rd President
  • Samuel Colt, Gun Manufacturer
  • Charles Goodyear, Inventor
  • Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War Soldier
  • Katherine Hepburn, Author
  • Benjamin Spock, Pediatrician and Author
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author and Abolitionist
  • Noah Webster, Author of First Dictionary

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