Connecticut is the soothrenmaist state in the New Ingland region o the northeastren Unitit States. As o the 2010 Census, it haes the heichest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), an median hoosehaud income in the Unitit States. It is mairchit bi Rhode Island tae the east, Massachusetts tae the north, New York tae the wast, an Long Island Soond tae the sooth. Its caipital is Hartford an its maist populous ceety is Bridgeport. It is pairt o New Ingland, awtho portions o it are eften grouped wi New York an New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River, a major US river that approximately bisects the state. The wird "Connecticut" is derived frae various anglicised spellins o an Algonquian wird for "lang tidal river".
|Afore stateheid||Connecticut Colony|
|Admittit tae the Union||Januar 9, 1788 (5t)|
|Lairgest metro||Greater Hartford|
|• Govrenor||Ned Lamont (D)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Susan Bysiewicz (D)|
|• Upper hoose||Senate|
|• Lawer hoose||Hoose o Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Richard Blumenthal (D) Christopher S. Murphy (D)|
|U.S. Hoose delegation||5 Democrats (leet)|
|• Total||3,590,886 (2,015 est)|
|• Density||285/km2 (739/sq mi)|
|• Median hooseaud income||$72889|
|• Income rank||4t|
|• Offeecial leid||None|
|Latitude||40°98′ N tae 42°04′ N|
|Longitude||71°08′ W tae 73°72′ W|
Connecticut's first settlers war Dutchmen that established a smaw, short-leevit settlement cried Fort Hoop in Hartford at the confluence o the Park an Connecticut Rivers. Hauf o Connecticut wis ineetially pairt o the Dutch colony New Netherland, that includit muckle o the laund atween the Connecticut an Delaware Rivers. The first major settlements war established in the 1630s bi the Inglis. Thomas Hooker led a baund o follaers owerland frae the Massachusetts Bay Colony an foondit the Connecticut Colony; ither settlers frae Massachusetts foondit the Saybrook Colony an the New Haven Colony. The Connecticut an New Haven colonies established documents o Fundamental Orders, conseedert the first constitutions in North Americae. In 1662, the three colonies war merged unner a ryal chairter, makkin Connecticut a croun colony. This wis ane o the Thirteen Colonies that rejectit Breetish rule in the American Revolution.
Connecticut is the third smawest state bi aurie, the 29t maist populous, an the fowert maist densely populatit o the 50 states. It is kent as the "Constitution State", the "Nutmeg State", the "Provisions State", an the "Land of Steady Habits". It wis influential in the development o the federal govrenment o the Unitit States.
The Connecticut River, Thames River, an ports alang Long Island Sound hae gien Connecticut a strang maritime tradeetion that conteenas the day. The state an aw has a lang history o hostin the financial services industrie, includin insurance companies in Hartford an hedge funds in Fairfield Coonty.
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