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Connecticut

"Constitution State (official, 1959); Nutmeg State"

Motto
Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)
Capitol
Hartford
Name Origin
From an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning “beside the long tidal river”
Statehood Date
Jan. 9, 1788 (5th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Connecticut along with the year they became official.

Flower Mountain Laurel (1907)
Tree White Oak (1947)
Animal Sperm Whale (1975)
Bird American Robin (1943)
Hero Nathan Hale (1985)
Heroine Prudence Crandall (1995)
Insect Praying Mantis (1977)
Mineral Garnet (1977)
Song “Yankee Doodle” (1978)
Ship USS Nautilus (1983)
Shellfish Eastern Oyster (1989)
Fossil Eubrontes Giganteus (1991)
Composer Charles Edward Ives (1991)
Demographics
Population Density
702.9 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
4,844 sq mi. (12,545 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
500 ft (152.4 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
106°F (41°C) on July 15, 1995
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–32°F (–36°C) on January 22, 1961

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