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Connecticut Facts

  • Capital City Hartford (metro pop.) 1,188,241
    (city pop.) 124,512 (2008 est.)
  • Population: 3,590,347 (2012 est.) (29th)
  • Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Connecticut Quarter The Connecticut quarter is the last quarter issued in 1999 of the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program series.

    Connecticut was admitted into the Union on January 9, 1788 becoming our Nation's 5th State. The quarter's design honors the "Charter Oak Tree".

    The Charter Oak, a majestic white oak, was the hiding place for the Connecticut Charter during a heated discussion between the British representatives and the Connecticut governing body.

    Additional Quarter details

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  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk
  • Name: The name, Connecticut comes from the Mohegan Indian word, Quinnehtukqut, meaning "Place of the Long Rver".
  • Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th state)
  • Symbols

Connecticut Photographs


Hartford, Connecticut Faolin42 at en.wikipedia.org

Connecticut Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Stamford Fairfield 203
Bridgeport Fairfield 203
Hartford Hartford 860
Torrington Litchfield 860
Middletown Middlesex 860
Waterbury New Haven 203
New Haven New Haven 203
Norwich New London 860
Vernon Rockville Tolland 860
Willimantic Windham 860

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