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The flag of Connecticut consists of a white shield with three grapevines (each bearing three bunches of purple grapes) on an field of azure blue. The banner below the shield reads "Qui Transtulit Sustinet," ("He who transplanted sustains us") the state's motto. The Connecticut General Assembly approved the flag in 1897. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... The Connecticut General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The design comes from the seal of Saybrook Colony when it was established in 1639. That seal depicted 15 grapevines and a hand in the upper left corner with a scroll reading "Sustinet qui transtulit". When Connecticut Colony bought Saybrook in 1644, the seal transferred to them. On October 25, 1711, the governor and legislature changed the seal. They reduced the number of grapevines from 15 to three, probably to represent the three original colonies of New Haven, Saybrook, and Connecticut (Hartford) and rearranged the wording and position of the motto. Old Saybrook is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... Events February to August - Explorer Abel Tasmans second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... // Events February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... The New Haven Colony was an English colonial venture in Connecticut in North America from 1637 to 1662. ... {{{{{2|{{{2}}}}}}|1{{{motto=void|2={{{3}}}}}}|city motto|{{{motto}}}}} Location in the state of Connecticut Founded  -Incorporated 1849  {{{incorporated}}} County Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - Total  - Water 46. ...


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Connecticut State flag, Connecticut state flags, CT, state flags, state flag (213 words)
The design of the Connecticut CT state flag was inspired by the patriots of the Revolutionary War, who used the state seal on their flag.
When the current Connecticut state flag was adopted, the flag depicted the seal on a blue field.
The Connecticut state motto, which appears beneath the arms, expresses the colonists' belief that God had transplanted them and would sustain them in their new home.
Flag of Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
The flag of Connecticut consists of a white shield with three grapevines (each bearing three bunches of purple grapes) on a field of azure blue.
The Connecticut General Assembly approved the flag in 1897.
They reduced the number of grapevines from 15 to three, probably to represent the three original colonies of New Haven, Saybrook, and Connecticut (Hartford) and rearranged the wording and position of the motto.
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