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The state of Connecticut got its name from the Connecticut River, which runs through the central part of the state before emptying into Long Island Sound. The word comes from the Indian name "Quinnehtukqut," meaning "beside the long, tidal river."


Connecticut, located in the Northeastern United States, was one of the original 13 colonies. It has a population of 3.6 million and formally entered the union on Jan. 9, 1788.


Some fun things to do in Connecticut include Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut Science Center, Mystic Seaport, Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, New England Air Museum and Sleeping Giant State Park, according to the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Much of the state is filled with small New Englan


Connecticut, one of the original 13 colonies, became a state on Jan. 9, 1788. It was the fifth of the colonies to become a state.


Connecticut lies in the northeastern United States, as a New England state. Its border states include Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Atlantic to the south and New York to the west. The southern border consists of 250 miles of Long Island and Atlantic Ocean shoreline.


Puritan Thomas Hooker and Puritans from the Massachusetts Plymouth and Bay colonies founded Connecticut. Hooker also founded the city of Hartford and inspired the first democratic constitution to establish a representative government.


The state animal of Connecticut is the sperm whale, as of 2014. The sperm whale was declared the official animal of the state in 1975 by the Connecticut General Assembly.


The main reason Connecticut was founded and settled was for its fertile land. The Connecticut River was the first area settled in the 1630s.


Some popular banks in Connecticut include Connecticut Community Bank, Liberty Bank and People's United Bank. These banks feature multiple Connecticut locations and products, such as checking and savings accounts for individuals and businesses.


The greatest natural resources in the state of Connecticut are abundant forests, rivers and associated wildlife. The land near the various rivers is also well suited for farming and riverbed sea life harvesting.