is a northeastern state in the United States, located along Long Island Sound and bordered by Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Home to over 3.6 million people, Connecticut is rich in history, culture, and natural scenery.
The capital of Connecticut is Hartford, one of the many cities found throughout the state including New Haven, home to Yale University, Stamford, home to some of the largest U.S. corporations, and New London, home to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Connecticut's highways and railways serve the densely populated coastal and Connecticut River valley regions, as well as providing access to many historical sites, memorials, and state parks. The state has a plethora of forests and mountain ranges that offer scenic views, making it a popular tourist destination.
The official nickname of Connecticut is the "Constitution State," with its motto of "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains). It is also known as the "Nutmeg State," due to its past production of nutmegs. The state bird is the American robin, while the state flower is mountain laurel. The official state song is “Yankee Doodle”.
Connecticut was admitted to the Union on January
9, 1788 as the fifth state. It is currently represented by five seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Its total area is 14,357 sq km (5,543 sq mi) and its population is estimated to reach 3,626,205 by 2022.