Connecticut State
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Connecticut State collage of images.
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.

State Name:
Connecticut

Abbreviation:
CT

Capital:
Hartford

Date of Statehood:
February 6, 1788

Population:
3,510,297 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Connecticut's most important crops are dairy, poultry, forest and nursery, tobacco, vegetables and fruit.

Primary Industry:
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.

Nickname:
The Constitution State

Motto:
Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)

Flower:
Mountain Laurel (Legislation of 1907)
Picture of the Mountain Laurel, the official state flower of Connecticut.

Tree:
White Oak (Legislation of 1947)

Bird:
American Robin (Legislation of 1943)
Picture of the American+Robin, the official state bird of Connecticut.
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Fish:
American Shad (Legislation of 2003)

Insect:
Praying Mantis (Legislation of 1977)

Gemstone:
Garnet (Legislation of 1977)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Connecticut.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Connecticut.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Connecticut.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Connecticut state.
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