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
Capital of Connecticut State: Hartford
Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
Connecticut State 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.
Connecticut State Nickname: The Constitution State
Connecticut State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
Connecticut State Flower:
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)(Legislation of 1907)
Connecticut State Tree: White Oak (Legislation of 1947)
Connecticut State Bird:
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)(Legislation of 1943)
Connecticut State Fish: American Shad (Legislation of 2003)
Connecticut State Insect: Praying Mantis (Legislation of 1977)
Connecticut State Gemstone: Garnet (Legislation of 1977)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Connecticut State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Connecticut State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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