Connecticut State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Connecticut as the 5th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Connecticut.
Date of Statehood:
February 6, 1788
3,510,297 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Connecticut's most important crops are dairy, poultry, forest and nursery, tobacco, vegetables and fruit.
Among the items produced in Connecticut are jet aircraft engines, helicopters and nuclear submarines have given the state pre-eminence in the production of transportation equipment. Connecticut also is a leader in such highly skilled and technical fields as metalworking, electronics and plastics.
The Constitution State
Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
Mountain Laurel (Legislation of 1907)
White Oak (Legislation of 1947)
American Robin (Legislation of 1943)
American Shad (Legislation of 2003)
Praying Mantis (Legislation of 1977)
Garnet (Legislation of 1977)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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