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Il Connecticut it is a state bordered to the north by Massachusetts, to the east by Rodhe Island, to the west by New York State and to the south by Long Island Sound. The state is included within the New England region, in the northeastern part of the United States of America.

The name Connecticut derives from the Indian name that is used to name the homonymous river that crosses the whole territory and means “on the long river of the tides”.
Some parts of the state, in the southern zone, fall within the metropolitan section of New York.

Connecticut has a rather high per capita income, compared to the rest of the US, but the differences within the state are considerable, even from city to city. The rural areas of the interior are also geographically different, alternating hills with mountainous reliefs while it is along the coast that the main communication routes flow and the major urban and industrial centers arise.

Historical notes

The state of Connecticut was a large Dutch colony but, before the arrival of the Dutch themselves, the territory was conquered by the British. Connecticut, however, is one of the thirteen colonies that rebelled against British rule during the revolution carried out in various parts of North America.
The development of Connecticut has also seen a flourishing of industries and commerce thanks to the opportunities offered by the coast, as well as a very profitable whaling but not to be proud of. Today Connecticut is one of the best images of lush and hospitable New England territory.

To be seen

The capital of Connecticut is Hartford, third city of the state, which was described by the writer Mark Twain as the best built in terms of architecture. In reality, this is no longer the case now, even if the urban center maintains ancient buildings, such as the Capitol Hill, and in the nearby hills you can still admire the Victorian-style villas, which belonged to Twain himself and other well-known intellectuals.

But it is the south-east coast that attracts tourists with numerous reconstructions in perfect nineteenth-century marine style. Mystic was the starting and landing point of the whalers, mobile bridges are still put into operation today to allow ships to pass higher than expected, you can visit the Museum of the Sea and the Aquarium and a series of ships dating back to the late nineteenth century that are restored and preserved. In addition there is the headquarters of the US Navy Academy.

Stonigton, to the south, is a fishing village that still retains its ancient flavor in full, with white wooden houses overlooking the water and dating back to the mid-1600s, a dip in the tranquil old world of the American New England coast.

The historic Yale University, third of the USA is based in New Haven, not architecturally beautiful but certainly full of cultural activities and ferment, as well as related to entertainment.

ABNAMED: “The Constitution State”
ORIGIN NAME: “On the long river of the tides” is the meaning of the Indian word quinnitukq-ut, from which the state derives its name.
CAPITAL: Hartford
STATE BOUNDARIES: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
MEMBER UNION FROM: 9 January 1788 (5th estate)
POPULATION: 3.282.031
POOR PEOPLE: 8.9 % water content
MOTTO: "He who transplanted still sustains"
TREE: Charter Oak
BIRD: American Robin
FLOWER: Mountain Laurel
SONG: Yankee Doodle
FLAG: On a blue field is an ornamental white screen with three vines, each with three clusters of purple grapes. Under the motto "he who transplanted supports them" is displayed on a white ribbon. The vines correspond to the first settlements of the English people who began moving out of Massachusetts in 1630. These settlements were thought of as vines that had been transplanted. The flag was adopted in 1897.
- AGRICULTURE: Eggs, dairy products, livestock.
- INDUSTRY : Electrical equipment, metal derivatives, chemicals, scientific instruments.
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