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The Constitution State – Connecticut

Connecticut, also known as New England, is the third smallest U.S. state. Native Connecticuters belonged to the Algonquian Indian family. Connecticuters are also referred to as Yankees or Nutmeggers. The state is famous for its 250 mile shoreline and the Yale University, one of the richest and the greatest universities in the world.

The Constitution State - Connecticut

Here are a few quick facts about Connecticut

State motto of Connecticut – “Qui transtulit sustinet” (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)

Connecticut’s nick names – Constitution State, Nutmeg State

Official state insect – European Mantis

Official state flower – Mountain Laurel

Official state song – Yankee Doodle

Official state bird – American Robin

State animal – Sperm Whale

State Hero – Nathan Hale

State Heroine – Prudence Crandall

The state is home to the Hartford Courant, the oldest U.S. newspaper that is still being published, the first hamburger, Polaroid camera, helicopter and color television. Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Danbury and New Britain are among the largest cities in Connecticut. The state’s largest industries include finance, insurance, real estate and manufacturing.

If you have plans to visit Connecticut, make sure to visit the Mystic Seaport, Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration, New England Air Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, some of the must see places in the state.

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