Coordinates: 41°36′N 72°42′W / 41.6°N 72.7°W / 41.6; -72.7

Connecticut
State of Connecticut
Nickname(s): 
  • The Constitution State (official)
  • The Nutmeg State
  • The Provisions State
  • The Land of Steady Habits
Motto(s): 
Anthem: Yankee Doodle
Map of the United States with Connecticut highlighted
Map of the United States with Connecticut highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodConnecticut Colony
Admitted to the UnionJanuary 9, 1788 (5th)
CapitalHartford[2]
Largest cityBridgeport[3]
Largest metroGreater New York
Government
 • GovernorNed Lamont (D)
 • Lieutenant GovernorSusan Bysiewicz (D)
Area
 • Total5,567 sq mi (14,357 km2)
 • Land4,849 sq mi (12,559 km2)
 • Water698 sq mi (1,809 km2)  12.6%
Area rank48th
Dimensions
 • Length70 mi (113 km)
 • Width110 mi (177 km)
Elevation
500 ft (150 m)
Highest elevation
(Massachusetts border on south slope of Mount Frissell[4][note 1])
2,379 ft (725 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total3,572,665 (2,018)
 • Rank29th
 • Density739/sq mi (285/km2)
 • Density rank4th
 • Median household income
$74,168[5]
 • Income rank
6th
Demonym(s)
(colloquial)
Language
 • Official languageNone
Time zoneUTC-05:00 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-04:00 (EDT)
USPS abbreviation
CT
ISO 3166 codeUS-CT
Trad. abbreviationConn.
LegislatureConnecticut General Assembly
 • Upper houseConnecticut Senate
 • Lower houseConnecticut House of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsRichard Blumenthal (D)
Chris Murphy (D)
U.S. House delegation5 Democrats (list)
Latitude40°58' N to 42°03' N
Longitude71°47' W to 73°44' W
Websitewww.ct.gov
Connecticut state symbols
Flag of Connecticut.svg
Seal of Connecticut.svg
Living insignia
BirdAmerican robin
FishAmerican shad
FlowerMountain laurel
InsectEuropean mantis
MammalSperm whale
TreeCharter Oak, a white oak
Inanimate insignia
DanceSquare dance
FossilDinosaur tracks
MineralGarnet
Motto