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Quick Facts: Connecticut

Capital City: Hartford

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Nickname: Constitution State / Provision State / Nutmeg State
Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet
(He who transplanted still sustains)
Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th)
Origin of state's name: Based on the Mohegan word, Quinnehtukqut, meaning "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River"
Largest Cities: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury
Border States: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
Land Area: 4,845 sq. mi.; 48th largest
State Bird: Robin
State Flower: Mountain laurel (kalmia latifolia)
State Tree: White Oak (quercus alba)
State Song: Yankee Doodle
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