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10 Largest Cities in Connecticut
Connecticut State Facts
Connecticut State Information
Mystic Seaport, Museum in CT
Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Ledyard, CT
Historic Ship Nautilus and The Submarine Force Museum. USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine.
Finance and insurance is Connecticut's largest industry
In 1992, initial construction was completed on Foxwoods Casino at the Mashantucket Pequots reservation in eastern Connecticut, which would become the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere. Mohegan Sun would follow four years later.
Connecticut Points of Interest
Points of Interest of Connecticut, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet
Connecticut State Counties
8 Counties in Connecticut
Unlike most other states, Connecticut does not have county government. Connecticut county governments were mostly eliminated in 1960, with the exception of the sheriff system. In 2000, the county sheriff was abolished and replaced with the state marshal system, which has districts that follow the old county territories. The judicial system is divided, at the trial court level, into judicial districts which largely follow the old county lines. The eight counties are still widely used for purely geographical and statistical purposes, such as weather reports, and census reporting.
The state of Connecticut is located in the New England area of the northeastern United States and is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts on the north, New York on the west and south. The state is named after the Connecticut River, which almost divides the state into two. The capital of Connecticut is Hatford.
Connecticut is recognizes to be the 3rd least extensive state in the United States and ranged 29th in population, being the 4th ranked in population density. It is often called the “Constitution State” or “Nutmeg State” and “The Land of Steady Habits”. The state was very influential during the establishment of the United Stated Federal Government as well. The English were the first settlers to the state in the 1630's when Thomas Hooker and his group of followers journeyed from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and proceeded to found the Connecticut Colony. Saybrook Colony and New Haven Colony were later founded by other settlers to the area.
The state is know to have a strong maritime culture due to the Connecticut River, Thames River, and many of the ports along the Long Island Sound. Some of the other more popular industries in the state include financial services such as insurance companies. Connecticut also was documented to have the greatest per capita income according to the 2010 census survey. While the state is overall very wealthy, the income variance between the urban and suburban regions in the state is vastly different.
Connecticut's largest city is Bridgeport, and the state covers a total land area of approximately 5,544 square miles. The state bird is recognized as the American Robin, and the state animal is the Sperm Whale. The flower of the state is the Mountain Laurel and its tree is the White Oak. Overall the state of Connecticut is a large contributor to the overall economy despite its relatively small size compared to the other states in the country. Many high value jobs are held by people within the state, however agriculture and other jobs make up a large part of the states industry as well. Tourism and vacationing is another great aspect of the state and many people travel abroad to visit the small state and its unique scenery and rural areas and continue to enjoy what the small but exciting state has to offer.
The agricultural produce of the state includes: nursery stock; eggs; clams and lobster (shellfish); dairy products; cattle; and tobacco. Its industrial output includes: transportation equipment, especially helicopters, aircraft parts, and nuclear submarines; heavy industrial machinery and electrical equipment; military weaponry; fabricated metal products; chemical and pharmaceutical products; and scientific instruments.
Connecticut is well known as the home of Yale University (1701), which maintains a consistent ranking as one of the world's most renowned universities, and has one of the most selective undergraduate programs of any university in the United States (an 8.6% acceptance rate in 2006). Yale is one of the largest employers in the state, and its research activity has recently spun off dozens of growing biotechnology companies. Source: Wikipedia
Within its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial churches, and historic village greens. There are classic Ivy League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and small farms. Connecticut is a thriving center of business, as well as a vacation land. It is both a New England state, and suburban to New York City.