Connecticut State Facts

Admission to Statehood: January 9, 1788 – 5th state

Size: Area: 5544 sq. mi. 48th Land 4845 sq. mi., 48th Water 698 sq. mi., 37th Shoreline 618mi

Population: 3,405,565 (2000)

Largest Cities: Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, West Hartford, Greenwich

Highest Point: Mt. Frissell 2380 feet, 36th
Lowest Point: Long Island Sound; Sea level

Nickname: Constitution State

State Flag:On a field of azure blue is an ornamental white shield with three grapevines;each bearing three bunches of purple grapes. The states motto “He who Transplanted Sustains Us” is displayed on a white ribbon. The vines stand for the first settlements of English people who began to move from Massachusetts in the 1630’s. These settlements were thought of as grapevines that had been transplanted. Flag adopted 1897.

State Flower: Mountain laurel – Kalmia latifolia

State Bird: Robin

State Song: Yankee Doodle Became Official song in 1978.

State Tree: White Oak

Motto: He who transplanted still sustains – Qui transtulit sustinet


Agriculture: Nursery stock, eggs, dairy products, cattle.

Industry: Transportation equipment, machinery, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, chemical products, scientific instruments.