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East Haddam Swing Bridge and Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam Swing Bridge over Connecticut River with Goodspeed Opera House to the right.
Image: Patrick Franzis

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About Connecticut


Location map of Connecticut state USA
Where in the United States is Connecticut? Location map of Connecticut in the US.


 
Connecticut is one of the six New England states; it is situated in the northeastern corner of the United States. The small state borders Massachusetts in the north, Rhode Island in the east, and the State of New York in the west.
In the south, Connecticut is bounded by the Long Island Sound, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean.


Short history
Connecticut's official nickname is the "Constitution State." The "Fundamental Orders of Connecticut" were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council on the 14th January 1639, the document is considered the first written constitution in what is now the United States.
In 1662, the Saybrook Colony, the New Haven Colony, and the Connecticut Colony were merged and became a British crown colony.

Connecticut Colony was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. On the 9th of January 1788, Connecticut ratified the U.S. Constitution; it was the fifth of the original 13 states to join the Union.


Connecticut State Map
Reference Map of Connecticut
General Map of Connecticut, United States.

The detailed map shows the US state of Connecticut with boundaries, the location of the state capital Hartford, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Some Geography

Area

Connecticut Topographic Map Topographic Regions Map of Connecticut. (click map to enlarge)

Connecticut is the third smallest US state with an area of 5,543 sq mi (14,356 km²) [1], compared it is somewhat smaller than half the size of Belgium. Compared with other US states, Connecticut is more than twice the size of Delaware, but it would fit into Texas almost 50 times.


Connecticut's Geography

The state offers four distinct geographic regions:
The west of Connecticut is dominated by the Western New England Upland (or Northwest Highlands), the east by the Eastern New England Upland (or the Eastern Highlands).

These highlands are separated by the Connecticut River and its flood plains, the Connecticut River Valley, which runs north to south through the center of the state. The foothills gradually give way to the low relief of the Atlantic Coastal Plains in the south. The plains are a narrow strip of land about 10 km to 25km (6 to 16 mi) wide along the coast of the state.



Farmington River Valley in Autumn, Connecticut
Autumn scenery in the Farmington River Valley in Connecticut.
Image: ilirjan rrumbullaku

Situated in the Northwest Highlands, a small portion of the Taconic Mountains covers the northwestern corner of the state. Right there, near the CT/MA/NY Tri-Point, on the slope of a hill on the Connecticut-Massachusetts border is Mount Frissell, 748 m (2,454 ft; a.s.l.) tall, the highest point you can get in Connecticut. The rest of the western highlands is covered by the dissected Berkshires, a range of the Northeast Appalachian Mountains, in Connecticut known as the Litchfield Hills.


Rivers
Almost all of Connecticut's rivers end up in the Long Island Sound. Some rivers in the east empty into Block Island Sound. Major rivers are the Connecticut River, the Housatonic River, and the Thames River.

Lakes
Across the state, there are over 3,000 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs that offer all kinds of water activities. [2]
Major lakes are Bantam Lake, the largest natural lake in CT; Lake Waramaug in Lake Waramaug State Park, a natural lake fed by the Sucker Brook. Candlewood Lake in western Connecticut is the largest lake in the state, the Rocky and the Housatonic Rivers feed the human-made reservoir.


Population


Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
Rendered image of Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, the state capital. The "Eastlake Movement" style building houses the bicameral Connecticut General Assembly. The building on the left is the Legislative Office Building.
Image: Google

Connecticut has a population of 3.56 million people (est. 2019). [3] The capital city is Hartford; the largest urban area is Greater Hartford, and the largest city is Bridgeport.


Race and Ethnic groups
The population of Connecticut is white 66%, Hispanic or Latino 17%, African American 12%, Asian 5%, and Native American 0.6%. [4]


Busiest airport in the state is Hartford's Bradley International Airport (IATA code: BDL).




 
Cities and Towns in Connecticut

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Connecticut:



Skyline of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
Skyline of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Image: Ali Eminov

The largest city is Bridgeport with about 145,000 residents.

Other cities with a population of more than 100,000 are New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury.



Other cities and towns in Connecticut


Bristol, Canaan, Danbury, Greenwich, Groton, Hamden, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New London, New Milford, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Lyme, Putnam, Storrs, Torrington, Trumbull, Willimantic, Windsor Locks, and Winsted.

 

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