Connecticut – The Constitution State

Sunrise in Mystic, Connecticut“Sunrise in Mystic, Connecticut” by *rboed* is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Connecticut is the southernmost state of the five New England states. The state is named after the Connecticut River, the longest river in New England. The river runs south from the US-Canada border and empties into Long Island Sound.

Mystic, Connecticut“Mystic, Connecticut” by *rboed* is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The city of Mystic is one of the most traveled to places in Connecticut. Some of the top attractions in Mystic are the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Olde Mystic Village, and the historic downtown area.

Lighthouse Park on Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut“Lighthouse Park on Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut” by US Embassy Canada is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and the state’s fourth largest city. Founded in 1635, Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Mark Twain once called Hartford home and wrote, “Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief.”

Hartford, CT“Hartford, CT” by JasonParis is licensed under CC BY 2.0

By area, Connecticut is the third smallest state in the United States, while also being the 29th most populous, and the fourth most densely populated with more than 700 people per square mile.

Greenwich, Connecticut“Greenwich, Connecticut” by Dougtone is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

File:Stamford Connecticut Skyline Aug 2017.jpg“File:Stamford Connecticut Skyline Aug 2017.jpg” by John9474 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

More information is available on Connecticut’s official website.

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