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Encyclopedia > Southwestern Connecticut
State of Connecticut
Flag of Connecticut State seal of Connecticut
Flag of Connecticut Seal of Connecticut
Nickname(s): The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State
Motto(s): Qui transtulit sustinet
Official language(s) English
Capital Hartford
Largest city Bridgeport
Area  Ranked 48th
 - Total 5,549 sq mi
(14,371 km²)
 - Width 70 miles (113 km)
 - Length 110 miles (177 km)
 - % water 12.6
 - Latitude 40°58'N to 42°3'N
 - Longitude 71°47'W to 73°44'W
Population  Ranked 29th
 - Total (2000) 3,405,565
 - Density 702.9/sq mi 
271.40/km² (4th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Mount Frissell
2,380 ft  (725 m)
 - Mean 500 ft  (152 m)
 - Lowest point 0 ft  (0 m)
Admission to Union  January 9, 1788 (5th)
Governor M. Jodi Rell (R)
U.S. Senators Chris Dodd (D)
Joe Lieberman (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations CT Conn. US-CT
Web site www.ct.gov

Connecticut (pronounced /kəˈnɛtɪkət/) is a state in the New England region of the United States, located in the northeastern part of the country. In terms of per capita income, it is the wealthiest state in the country. Connecticut was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... 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. ... A first version of the seal A second version A modern version Seal of Connecticut (also Connecticut State Seal, in full: Great Seal of the State of Connecticut) is a coat of arms of Connecticut. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames: (official state nicknames in bold) See also Lists of U.S. state insignia External link Information about U.S. State Nicknames Categories: | ... 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Geography-Climate

Further information: Geology of Connecticut

Connecticut is bordered on the south by Long Island Sound, on the west by New York State, on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island. The state capital is Hartford, and the other major cities include New Haven, New London, Norwich, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury and Bridgeport. In all, there are a total of 169 incorporated towns in Connecticut. There is an ongoing civic pride and economic competition between Hartford and New Haven, which stems back to the days when the two cities shared the state's capital, and even back to when New Haven and Hartford were two separate colonies. As part of New England, Connecticut has undergone much geologic change shaped by plate tectonics, volcanism, and glacial activity. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ...

Bear Mountain, highest peak in Connecticut
Bear Mountain, highest peak in Connecticut
Highest point in Connecticut on slope of Mount Frissell, as seen from Bear Mountain
Highest point in Connecticut on slope of Mount Frissell, as seen from Bear Mountain

The highest peak in Connecticut is Bear Mountain in Salisbury in the northwest corner of the state. Once the location of a stone tower, currently a stone plaque alongside the Appalachian Trail identifies the point as "the highest ground in Connecticut, 2,354 feet above the sea"; however, this is wrong on both counts. The current estimate of the height of the summit is only 2,316 feet 706 m); and although it is the highest peak in Connecticut, it is not actually the highest point in the state. That distinction belongs to an anonymous location just east of the point where Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York meet (42° 3' N; 73° 29' W), on the southern slope of 2,453 foot (747 m) high Mount Frissell, whose peak lies 740 feet (225 m) north in Massachusetts. Only a green metal stake set into a rock ledge marks this, the 2,372 foot (723 m) high top of Connecticut. Connecticut is the only state whose highest point is not also its highest peak. [1] Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 823 KB)Taken with digital camera in June, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 823 KB)Taken with digital camera in June, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 816 KB)Taken with digital camera in June, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 816 KB)Taken with digital camera in June, 2005. ... Bear Mountain is the tallest mountain with its peak in Connecticut, USA, at 2,316 feet (706 m). ... Salisbury is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Mount Frissells South Slope (2380 feet) is the highest point in Connecticut. ...


The Connecticut River cuts through the center of the state, flowing into Long Island Sound, Connecticut's outlet to the Atlantic Ocean.

Further information: List of Connecticut rivers
Erroneous inscription at summit of Bear Mountain
Erroneous inscription at summit of Bear Mountain

The state, although small, has regional variations in its landscape and culture from the wealthy estates of Fairfield County's "Gold Coast" to the rolling mountains and horse-farms of the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. Connecticut's rural areas and small towns in the northeast and northwest corners of the state contrast sharply with its industrial cities, located along the coastal highways from the New York border to New Haven, then northwards to Hartford, as well as further up the coast near New London. Many towns center around a small park, known as a "green," (like New Haven Green). Near the green may stand a small white church, a town meeting hall, a tavern and several colonial houses. Forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and a sandy shore add to the state's beauty. List of Connecticut rivers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 824 KB)Taken with digital camera in June, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 824 KB)Taken with digital camera in June, 2005. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The New Haven Green is a public park and recreation area located in the downtown district of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. ...


The northern boundary of the state with Massachusetts is marked by the distinctive Southwick Jog/Granby Notch, an approximately 2.5 mile (4.0 km) square detour into Connecticut slightly west of the center of the border. Somewhat surprisingly, the actual origin of this anomaly is not absolutely certain, with stories ranging from surveyors who were drunk, attempting to avoid hostile Native Americans, or taking a shortcut up the Connecticut River; Massachusetts residents attempting to avoid Massachusetts' (even then) high taxes for the low taxes of Connecticut; Massachusetts' interest in the resources represented by the Congamond Lakes which lie on the border of the jog; and the need to compensate Massachusetts for an amount of land given to Connecticut due to inaccurate survey work.[2] [3] [4] Perhaps the only suggested reason which can be safely ruled out is that the jog is necessary to prevent Massachusetts from sliding out into the Atlantic Ocean. In any event, the dispute over the border retarded the development of the region, since neither state would invest in even such basic amenities as schools for the area until the dispute had been settled.


The southwestern border of Connecticut, where it abuts New York State, is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, housing some of the wealthiest residents in the world. This irregularity in the boundary is the result of territorial disputes in the late 1600s, culminating with New York giving up its claim to this area, whose residents considered themselves part of Connecticut, in exchange for an equivalent area extending northwards from Ridgefield, Connecticut to the Massachusetts border as well as undisputed claim to Rye, New York.[5] A panhandle is a geographic term for a long and usually thin projection of a U.S. state. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ... Categories: 1600s ... Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Rye, New York is the name of two places in Westchester County, New York. ...


Areas maintained by the National Park Service include: Appalachian National Scenic Trail; Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor; and Weir Farm National Historic Site The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. ... Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in Wilton, Connecticut. ...


Regions

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The state of Connecticut can be said to be sub-divided into eight general regions which generally correspond with the eight counties of the state, though there are differences in the boundaries. Each region boasts varied qualities which distinguish it within the state, and at times there are minor cultural frictions between the regions and their major cultural centers as each competes for tourists, new residents, and internal state pride. Fairfield County's "Gold Coast" and towns west of Waterbury and New Haven, for example, are often derided by residents of the rest of the state as being more similar to New York than to New England. Many of the residents go for years or even decades without ever traveling to other regions of the state, considering themselves more attached to New York City and its suburbs in eastern New York State. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


The eight regions of Connecticut are:

Connecticut lies in a Humid Subtropical Climate. Winters are Humid and Cold, with average temperatures of 28°F (-2c) in the southeast and 21°F (-6c) in the northwest in January. Snowfall averages 25-100" (64-254 cm) across the state- higher in the northwest. Summer is hot and very humid across the state, with average highs in New London of 81°F (27c) and 87°F (31c) in Windsor Locks. Thunderstorms are common during the summer months and sometimes reach severe magnitude. Fall months are mild, and bring foliage across the state in October and November. The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...


History

Main article: History of Connecticut

The name "Connecticut" comes from the Mohegan Indian word "Quinnehtukqut" meaning "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River." Connecticut is the fifth of the original thirteen states. The first Europeans to settle permanently in Connecticut were English Puritans from Massachusetts in 1633. Historically important colonial settlements included Windsor (1633), Wethersfield (1634), Saybrook (1635), Hartford (1636), New Haven (1638), and New London (1646). Its first constitution, the "Fundamental Orders," was adopted on January 14, 1639, while its current constitution, the third for Connecticut, was adopted in 1965. The traditional abbreviation of the state's name is "Conn." Connecticut's official nickname, adopted in 1959, is "The Constitution State." The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ... The Mohegans are a Native American tribe originally from southeastern Connecticut. ... The Puritans were originally members of a group of English Protestants seeking purity — further reforms or even separation from the established church — during the Protestant Reformation. ... Windsor is located just north of Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... Wethersfield is a census-designated place located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut council on January 14, 1639. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... The Connecticut Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


According to Webster's New International Dictionary, 1993, a person who is a native or resident of Connecticut is a "Connecticuter". There are numerous other terms coined in print, but not in use, such as: "Connecticotian" - Cotton Mather in 1702. "Connecticutensian" - Samuel Peters in 1781. "Nutmegger" is sometimes used. It is derived from the nickname, the Nutmeg State, based on the practice of the Connecticut peddlers who traveled about selling nutmegs. There is not, however, any nickname that has been officially adopted by the State for its residents.[6] Cotton Mather (1663–1728) circa 1700 Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728). ... Reverend Samuel Andrew Peters (1735–1826) was a Connecticut Anglican clergyman and historian. ...


The western boundaries of Connecticut have been subject to dramatic changes over time. According to a 1650 agreement with the Dutch, the western boundary of Connecticut ran north from the west side of Greenwich Bay "provided the said line come not within 10 miles [16 km] of Hudson River." On the other hand, Connecticut's original Charter in 1662 granted it all the land to the "South Sea," i.e. the Pacific Ocean. This probably added confusion to the early forefathers because the Pacific Ocean is located on the west coast of the United States. Agreements with New York, the "Pennamite Wars" with Pennsylvania over Westmoreland County, followed by Congressional intervention, and the relinquishment and sale of the Western Reserve lands brought the state to its present boundaries. // Events June 23 - Claimant King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland arrives in Scotland, the only of the three Kingdoms that has accepted him as ruler. ... Events February 1 - The Chinese pirate Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege. ... The Pennamite Wars, fought between 1769 and 1799, were a series of military clashes for control of the Wyoming Valley in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Westmoreland County was a county in Connecticut in the present day area of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, until it was ceded to Pennsylvania in 1784. ... The Connecticut Western Reserve was land claimed by Connecticut in the Northwest Territory in what is now northeastern Ohio. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1790 237,946
1800 251,002
1810 261,942
1820 275,248
1830 297,675
1840 309,978
1850 370,792
1860 460,147
1870 537,454
1880 622,700
1890 746,258
1900 908,420
1910 1,114,756
1920 1,380,631
1930 1,606,903
1940 1,709,242
1950 2,007,280
1960 2,535,234
1970 3,031,709
1980 3,107,576
1990 3,287,116
2000 3,405,565
Connecticut Population Density Map
Connecticut Population Density Map

As of 2005, Connecticut has an estimated population of 3,510,297, which is an increase of 11,331, or 0.3%, from the prior year and an increase of 104,695, or 3.1%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 67,427 people (that is 222,222 births minus 154,795 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 41,718 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 75,991 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 34,273 people. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image File history File links Connecticut_population_map. ... Image File history File links Connecticut_population_map. ...


As of 2004, 11.4% of the population (400,000) was foreign-born, and 10% of the foreign-born in the state were illegal aliens (about 1.1% of the population).


As of 2000, 81.7% of Connecticut residents age 5 and older speak English at home and 8.4% speak Spanish. Italian is the third most spoken language at 1.6%, followed by French at 1.6% and Polish at 1.2%. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Race and ancestry

The racial makeup of Connecticut as of 2004:

10.6% of the population is Hispanic, a category whose members may belong to any race. White (also White people, White race or Whites) is one of various color metaphors for race used as a form of classification of people. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ...


The five largest reported ancestries in the state are: Italian (18.6%), Irish (16.6%), English (10.3%), German (9.9%), and French/French Canadian (9.9%). British Americans are citizens of the United States whose ancestry stems, either wholly or in part, from one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom. ... A French American or Franco-American is a citizen of the United States of America of French descent and heritage. ...


Connecticut has a large Italian-American population, although residents of British, Irish, German, and other ancestries are also present, with old-stock Americans being the largest percentage of the population in the eastern part of the state. Italian is the largest ancestry group in five of the state's counties, while the Irish are the largest group in Tolland county, French-Canadians the largest group in Windham county, and old stock New England Yankees are present throughout. Connecticut is the most Italian-American state percentage-wise, just above Rhode Island. Blacks and Hispanics (mostly Puerto Ricans) are numerous in the urban areas of the state. Connecticut also has a sizable Polish American population, with New Britain containing the largest Polish-American population in the state. Logo of Sons of Italy, which is the largest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. ... Polish-American refers to American citizens of Polish descent. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ...


6.6% of its population was reported as being under 5 years old, 24.7% under 18 years old, and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. Females made up approximately 51.6% of the population, with 48.4% male.


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Connecticut are:

There is a significant Jewish population in the state, mostly concentrated in the "Gold Coast" towns between Greenwich and New Haven and in the Hartford suburb of West Hartford. New Haven once had a significant Jewish population, but it has mostly moved elsewhere, although there is still a large concentration in the suburban towns west of New Haven and still a number of Kosher restaurants/bakeries and synagogues remaining in the central city. Recent immigration has brought other non-Christian religions to the state, but the numbers of adherents of other religions are still low. Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on Jesus of Nazareth, and on his life and teachings as presented in the New Testament. ... Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επίσκοπος, transliterated epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ... Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Mr wadawits smells Luthers seal Lutheranism is a Christian tradition based upon the main theological insights of Martin Luther. ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination principally in the United States, generally considered within the Reformed tradition, and formed in 1957 by the merger of two denominations, the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States or Catholicism has flourished since its colonial era, previous to the establishment of the nation. ... This article describes the Jewish religion; for a consideration of ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity refer to the article Jew. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...


Economy

Connecticut welcome sign being fixed as Rell takes office on July 1, 2004
Connecticut welcome sign being fixed as Rell takes office on July 1, 2004

The total gross state product for 2004 was $187 billion. The per capita income for 2005 was $47,819, ranking first among the states [7]. There is, however, a great disparity in incomes through the state; although New Canaan has one of the highest per capita incomes in America, Hartford is one of the ten cities with the lowest per capita incomes in America. This is due to Fairfield County having become a bedroom community for higher-paid New York City workers seeking a less urban lifestyle, as well as the spread of businesses outwards from New York City having reached into southwestern Connecticut, most notably to Stamford. The state did not have an income tax until 1991, making it an attractive haven for high earners fleeing the heavy taxes of New York State, but putting an enormous burden on Connecticut property tax payers, particularly in the cities with their more extensive municipal services. As a result, the middle class largely fled the urban areas for the suburbs, taking stores and other tax-paying businesses with them, and leaving only the urban poor in the now impoverished Connecticut cities. As evident from the dichotomy in income figures described above, this problem has yet to be successfully solved. Exacerbating this problem, the state has a very high cost of living, due to a combination of expensive real estate, expensive heating for the winters, the need to import much food from warmer states, and the dependence on private automobiles for mobility. Image File history File links RellTakesOver. ... Image File history File links RellTakesOver. ... Gross state product is a measurment of the economic output of a U.S. state or an Australian state. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Connecticut is the richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $28,766 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $43,173 (2003). ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... There is more than one place named Stamford. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... // Property tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the thing taxed. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


Homes in southwestern Connecticut on the fringes of the New York City metropolitan area are quite expensive, often starting around $500,000. In this region of the state, a three-bedroom home on ¼ acre (1000 m2) might easily run about US$1 million. Although Connecticut has the highest percentage of million-dollar homes in the Northeast (and third in the country), the majority of these homes are located in the western third of the state and in the Hartford suburbs such as Avon, Simsbury and West Hartford. Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


The agricultural output for the state is nursery stock, eggs, dairy products, cattle, and tobacco. Its industrial outputs are transportation equipment (especially helicopters, aircraft parts, and nuclear submarines), heavy industrial machinery and electrical equipment, fabricated metal products, chemical and pharmaceutical products, and scientific instruments. A nursery is a place where plants are propagated, usually for sale as a business, though some gardeners and farmers keep private nurseries. ... A carton of free-range chicken eggs Ostrich egg Bird eggs are a common food source. ... Dairy products are generally defined as foodstuffs produced from milk. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage, kine archaic, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Mil (Russian Federation) Mi-8, by far the most common model of helicopter in the world with more than 12 thousand units built, sixfold quantity comparing to production of the second most common model Sikorsky S-70. ... Airbus A380 An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... Captain Nemo and Professor Aronnax contemplating measuring instruments in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea In physics and engineering, measurement is the activity of comparing physical quantities of real-world objects and events. ...


The income tax rate on Connecticut individuals is divided into two tax brackets of 3% and 5%. All wages of a Connecticut resident are subject to the state's income tax, even when the resident works outside of the state. However, in those cases, Connecticut income tax must be withheld only to the extent the Connecticut tax exceeds the amount withheld by the other jurisdiction. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A wage is the amount of money paid for some specified quantity of labour. ...


Connecticut levies a 6% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease, or rental of most goods. Some items and services in general are not subject to sales and use taxes unless specifically enumerated as taxable by statute. There are no additional sales taxes imposed by local jurisdictions. A sales tax is an excise tax on the privilege of selling or renting certain property or services in a state or locality. ... A statute is a formal, written law of a country or state, written and enacted by its legislative authority, perhaps to then be ratified by the highest executive in the government, and finally published. ...


All real and personal property located within the state of Connecticut is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. All assessments are at 70% of fair market value. The maximum property tax credit is $350 per return and any excess may not be refunded or carried forward. The maximum property tax credit will rise to $400 for tax year 2006. Connecticut does not levy an intangible personal property tax. Fair Market Value is a term in both law and accounting to describe an appraisal based on an estimate of what a buyer would pay a seller for any piece of property, assuming neither the seller nor the buyer is under any compulsion to complete such a transaction, and that... // Property tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the thing taxed. ...


Transportation

The Connecticut State Capitol in downtown Hartford
The Connecticut State Capitol in downtown Hartford

Transportation in Connecticut is predominantly via highway. Bradley International Airport (BDL) is located in the central part of the state (15 miles (24 km) north of Hartford). Another large airport, mostly used by corporate executives and those who own private aircraft, is the Oxford Airport in western Connecticut. The airport is located 15 miles (24 km) east of Danbury and 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Waterbury. There is railway service along the coastline from New York City to Boston, including commuter rail service between New Haven and New York and a new commuter service along the river north of New Haven, with spur service running northwards to cities such as Hartford. Bus service is supplied by Connecticut Transit, owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. In practice, most Connecticut residents find public transportation not fully adequate for all their needs and either own a private vehicle or have access to one. Connecticut state capitol in Hartford © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Connecticut state capitol in Hartford © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Highway in Pennsylvania, USA A highway is a major road designed for automobile travel that connects cities, places, other highways, or other significant points of interest. ... Bradley International Airport (IATA: BDL, ICAO: KBDL) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) west of Windsor Locks, in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 232. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... Connecticut Transit (CT Transit) is a bus system serving much of the U.S. state of Connecticut and is a division of that states Department of Transportation. ... The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) is responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...


The glaciers carved valleys in Connecticut running north to south; as a result, many more roadways in the state run north to south than do east to west, mimicking the previous use of the many north-south rivers as transportation. The Interstate highways in the state are I-95 (the Connecticut Turnpike) running southwest to northeast along the coast, I-84 running southwest to northeast in the center of the state, I-91 running north to south in the center of the state, and I-395 running north to south near the eastern border of the state. The other major interstate traffic arteries in Connecticut are the Merritt Parkway and Wilbur Cross Parkway, which together form Connecticut State Route 15, running from the Hutchinson River Parkway in New York State parallel to I-95 before turning north of New Haven and running parallel to I-91, finally becoming a surface road in Berlin, Connecticut. This road and I-95 were originally toll roads; they relied on a system of toll plazas at which all traffic would stop and pay an incremental fare, rather than the alternative system of providing drivers a ticket where they entered the highway and charging them when they exited. A series of terrible crashes at these plazas eventually led to abandonment of the entire toll system in 1988, although most of the highway bonds had already been paid off by that time. Other major arteries in the state include State Routes 8 and 25 and U.S. Highway 7. Aletsch glacier, Switzerland A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... The Connecticut Turnpike, more currently known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a freeway in Connecticut that runs from Byram to South Killingly. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST I-81 PA 0 I-380 PA 4 I-86 NY 19 (4) I-87 NY 36 (7) I-684 NY 68 (20) I-691 CT 41 (27) I-91 CT 62 (51&52) I-384 CT 66 (59) I-291 CT 68 (61) I-90... Interstate 91 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... The 67 mile long north-south Interstate 395 begins at Interstate 95 near Waterford, Connecticut and ends at Interstate 90 in Auburn, Massachusetts, where it becomes Interstate 290. ... Merritt Parkway in autumn. ... The Wilbur Cross Parkway is a limited access highway in Connecticut, comprising the portion of Route 15 between Milford and Meriden. ... The Hutchinson River Parkway, colloquially called The Hutch by many Westchester and Bronx residents, is a parkway that runs through Westchester County, New York and the Bronx in New York City. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... Berlin is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... A high-speed toll booth on SR 417 near Orlando, Florida A toll gate on the Sayama bypass (Saitama prefectural road 397) in Japan A toll gate on the Dom Pedro I Highway near the city of Itatiba, Brazil A New Jersey Turnpike Toll Gate for Exit 8A in Monroe... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Original-style Vermont US 7 shield with embossed features United States Highway 7 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 309 miles (497 km) from northern Vermont to Norwalk, Connecticut. ...


I-95 from south of New Haven to the New York border is one of the most congested highways in the United States due to increasing population density, increasing business in the New York area, inadequate capacity and a general increase in American driving. Frequently, the congestion spills over to clog the parallel Merritt Parkway. At rush hours, multiple backups tens of miles long are common, and the daily radio broadcasts of where crashes have completely blocked traffic are a fact of life for commuters in this area. As a result, commuter rail is also heavily crowded, along with parking facilities and traffic at the stations. Funds to relieve the situation, either by enhancing commuter rail, increasing highway capacity, or both, are lacking, and the problem is noted as one hindering further economic development for the state.


See [8] for an in-depth discussion of Connecticut roadways, current, past, and future.


Law and government

Hartford has been the sole capital of Connecticut since 1875. Prior to that, New Haven and Hartford alternated as capitals. Unlike most other states, Connecticut does not have county governments or county seats; rather, there is only the state government and the governments of the local municipalities. The associated state marshal system, however, is still divided by county. The judicial system is divided, at the trial court level, into judicial districts. The boundaries of the judicial districts largely track county lines, though in some instances a county may have more than one judicial district within it. For example, the Litchfield, Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham judicial districts are co-terminus with the old county lines. On the other hand, there are three judicial districts each within Fairfield County and New Haven County. Hartford County contains two judicial districts. [9] The eight counties are still widely used for purely geographical purposes, such as weather reports. There are 169 incorporated cities and towns across the state. Most cities are coterminous with their namesake towns and have a merged city-town government. The three exceptions are the City of Groton, which is a subsection of the Town of Groton, the City of Winsted in the Town of Winchester, and the City of Milford, which is most, but not all, of the Town of Milford. There are also nine incorporated boroughs, eight of which provide additional services to a section of town. One, Naugatuck, is a consolidated town and borough. Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the state of Connecticut. ... List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Weather Report was an influential jazz fusion band of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Waterfront of Groton, Connecticut looking upriver Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut. ... Winsted is a census-designated place and an incorporated city located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Winchester is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Milford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Milford town hall. ... A borough is an administrative division used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...


The two U.S. senators representing Connecticut are Christopher J. Dodd (Democrat) and Joseph I. Lieberman (Democrat). Connecticut currently has five representatives in the U.S. House. Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944), is an American politician. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a Jewish-American Democratic politician and a current U.S. senator from Connecticut. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Connecticut to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ...


Once considered one of the more conservative states in the Northeast, the state now tends to vote Democratic for presidential and congressional elections. Connecticut has given its electoral votes to Democratic presidential candidates in the past four presidential elections. In 2004 election, John Kerry had a comfortable margin of 10 percentage points with 54.3% of Connecticut's popular vote. George W. Bush had only won Litchfield County at a small margin. Connecticut Republicans tend to be more liberal than their counterparts in many other states. The majority of Republican senators voted in favor of the civil unions bill, which passed the General Assembly, and was signed into law in 2005. Christopher Shays, a Republican representing Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives, has sided with the Democrats on a range of issues including gun control, abortion, and the environment. Governor M. Jodi Rell and former governors John Rowland and Lowell Weicker have all been considered more liberal than most Republicans. Conversely, some state Democrats tend to be conservative or moderate, Senators Joe Lieberman and Christopher Dodd being the most notable cases. American conservatism is a political mindset within the United States that incorporates many different ideologies under the blanket heading of conservative. ... Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... This article is about the political process. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... Shays is interviewed in a charity facility. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... John G. Rowland (born May 24, 1957 in Waterbury, Connecticut) was the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. ... Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman, (born February 24, 1942) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut, best known as Al Gores running mate on the Democratic ticket in 2000. ... Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944), is an American politician. ...


The supreme executive power is vested in the governor, who heads the executive branch. The current Governor of Connecticut is Her Excellency, M. Jodi Rell (Republican). There are several executive departments responsible for administering the laws of Connecticut: Administrative Services, Agriculture, Children and Families, Correction, Education, Environmental Protection, Higher Education, Information Technology, Insurance, Labor, Military, Motor Vehicles, Public Health, Public Utility, Revenue Services, Social Services, Transportation, Veterans Affairs. In addition to these departments, there are many other independent bureaus, offices and commissions [10]. Historically, from 1639 until the adoption of the 1818 constitution, the governor presided over the General Assembly. The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ... Look up Excellence, Excellency, excellency in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Connecticut welcome sign being fixed as Rell takes office on July 1, 2004 M. Jodi Rell (born June 16, 1946) is a Republican politician who became the 87th Governor of Connecticut on July 1, 2004. ...


The legislature, referred to as the General Assembly, is a bicameral body consisting of an upper body, the Senate (36 senators); and a lower body, the House of Representatives (151 representatives). Before a bill can be signed into law, it must be passed by a vote of at least two thirds of each house. The governor can veto the bill, but this veto can be overridden by a two-thirds majority in each house. Senators and representatives, all of whom must be at least eighteen years of age, are elected to two-year terms in November on even-numbered years. The Lieutenant Governor presides over the senate, except when absent from the chamber, when the President Pro Tempore presides. The Speaker of the House presides over the House; James A. Amann is the current Speaker of the House of Connecticut. The Democrats currently hold the majority in both houses of the General Assembly. A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The following is a list of Deputy or Lieutenant Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


The highest court of Connecticut's judicial branch is the Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice of Connecticut. The Supreme Court is responsible for deciding on the constitutionality of the law or cases as they relate to the law. Its proceedings are similar to that of the United States Supreme Court, with no testimony given by witnesses, and the lawyers of the two sides each present an oral argument no longer than thirty minutes. Following a court proceeding, the court may take several months to arrive at a judgment. The current Chief Justice is William J. Sullivan. Historically, the highest court in Connecticut was the General Assembly, and later, the Upper House, with the Governor having the title "Chief Judge". In 1818, the court became a separate entity, independent of the legislative and executive branches. Below the Supreme Court are the Appellate Court and the Superior Courts. A court is an official, public forum which a sovereign establishes by lawful authority to adjudicate disputes, and to dispense civil, labour, administrative and criminal justice under the law. ...


Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 43.95% 693,826 54.31% 857,488
2000 38.44% 561,094 55.91% 816,015
1996 34.69% 483,109 52.83% 735,740
1992 35.78% 578,313 42.21% 682,318
1988 51.98% 750,241 46.87% 676,584
1984 60.73% 890,877 38.83% 569,597
1980 48.16% 677,210 38.52% 541,732
1976 52.06% 719,261 46.90% 647,895
1972 58.57% 810,763 40.13% 555,498
1968 44.32% 556,721 49.48% 621,561
1964 32.09% 390,996 67.81% 826,269
1960 46.27% 565,813 53.73% '657,055

Connecticut is a generally Democratic state, allotting its electoral votes (currently 7) to Democratic candidates in the past four Presidential elections. While Connecticut is the wealthiest state in America per capita, its less affluent urban areas account for the majority of its registered voters; this along with its proximity to New York City and its typically socially-liberal suburban voters have made Connecticut a Democratic bastion in general elections. This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


Connecticut was more supportive of Republican Presidential candidates in the 1970's and 1980's, voting five straight times from 1972 to 1988 for Republicans Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Voters in the state are more supportive of economic conservatives than social conservatives Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan, (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ...


Republicans are the minority in the state legislature, but they currently hold three of the five congressional seats. As of 2006, the two Senate seats from Connecticut are held by Democrats Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman. Connecticut's last Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate was Lowell P. Weicker Jr, who was a Senator from 1971-1989 when he was defeated by Joe Lieberman. Weicker was known as a liberal Republican, who served as governor of Connecticut from 1991-1995 as a member of the independent A Connecticut Party. Weicker later supported Howard Dean in 2004 Presidential Election. Before Weicker, the last Republican to represent Connecticut in the Senate was Prescott Bush from 1953-1963. Bush is the father of former president George H.W. Bush and the grandfather of President George W. Bush. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944), is an American politician. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a Jewish-American Democratic politician and a current U.S. senator from Connecticut. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman, (born February 24, 1942) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut, best known as Al Gores running mate on the Democratic ticket in 2000. ... The A Connecticut Party was a party formed by former Republican Senator and gubenatorial candidate Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895 — October 8, 1972) was a United States Senator from Connecticut and a Wall Street executive banker with Brown Brothers Harriman. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ...


The state's Republican strongholds are rural Litchfield County, the Naugatuck River Valley,the Farmington Valley and most towns in Fairfield County near the New York State border. While Litchfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential Election, all other counties in Connecticut, including Fairfield County (often referred to as the Gold Coast) voted for his opponent, Senator John Kerry. The suburban towns of New Canaan and Darien in Fairfield County are considered the most Republican areas in the state, and perhaps one of the most reliably conservative areas in New England, the former being the hometown of conservative activist Ann Coulter. On the contrary, Westport, a wealthy town on the same tier as New Canaan and Darien, is widely known as a liberal place, and one of the most loyally-Democratic towns in Fairfield County. Former first selectwoman of Westport, Diane Farrell, a Democrat, ran for Christopher Shays' (a longtime incumbent Republican) congressional seat, and lost by only two percentage points in 2004. She is campaigning to face him again in the next congressional election. Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... The 2004 Presidential election may refer to: The Afghan presidential election The Algerian presidential election The Austrian presidential election The Dominican presidential election The Georgia presidential election The Icelandic presidential election The Irish presidential election The Macedonian presidential election The Panamanian presidential election The Philippine presidential election The Republic of... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Ann Coulter on the cover of her book Slander Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American syndicated columnist, author, attorney, and conservative pundit who frequently appears on national television and radio, and who often speaks on college campuses and at other events. ... Westport is the name of several communities around the world. ... Shays is interviewed in a charity facility. ...


Democrats are the majority almost everywhere else, especially in the cities of Hartford (the state capital), New Haven and Bridgeport, the largest cities in the state. Waterbury is nominally a Democratic city, but tends to favor conservative candidates. More affluent urban areas of the state, such as Norwalk and Stamford also trend towards the left, but have favored moderate Republicans in many elections such as former Governor John Rowland and Congressman Chris Shays. Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Waterbury is the name of some places in the United States of America: Waterbury, Connecticut Waterbury, Vermont This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... John G. Rowland (born May 24, 1957 in Waterbury, Connecticut) was the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. ... Shays is interviewed in a charity facility. ...


Connecticut's independent streak is most apparent in its choice for Governor, as the Democrats have failed to win the office since 1986, losing four straight elections to independent Lowell Weicker and Republican John Rowland. Rowland's successor, M. Jodi Rell, is favored to win the 2006 election. Pundits such as Michael Barone speculate that Connecticut voters are hesitant to give one party control of state government after the massive expansion in taxes and spending that occurred in the final years of the William O'Neill administration. Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr. ... John G. Rowland (born May 24, 1957 in Waterbury, Connecticut) was the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. ... Connecticut welcome sign being fixed as Rell takes office on July 1, 2004 M. Jodi Rell (born June 16, 1946) is a Republican politician who became the 87th Governor of Connecticut on July 1, 2004. ... Michael Barone is a political expert and commentator. ... William ONeill was governor of Connecticut in the 1980s. ...

Further information: U.S. presidential election, 2004, in Connecticut

In 2004, New Englands state of Connecticut was easily won by the challenger John Kerry by a margin of 10. ...

Political corruption

In recent years, Connecticut politics has been plagued by widespread corruption. Several mayors, state legislators, and government employees have been convicted and imprisoned for crimes ranging from bribery to racketeering. In 2004, Governor John G. Rowland, a Republican, was forced to resign when it was discovered he helped steer state contracts to firms that offered him gifts and free vacations. Following his resignation, he plead guilty to corruption charges and served ten months in federal prison. On the more extreme end, former Waterbury, CT Mayor Philip Giordano (R) was stripped of power in 2001 after a corruption investigation had to be cut short when phone taps unexpectedly revealed alleged sexual acts with 8- and 10-year-old minor girls and other possible pedophilia charges. In 2003, he was convicted and sentenced to 37 years in federal prison. Democrats have been convicted of corruption as well, most notably former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. The current Mayor of Bridgeport, John Fabrizi admitted to using cocaine while in office, but has stayed on. John Grosvenor Rowland (born May 24, 1957) was the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... Philip Giordano (1963-) is the former mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut and a convicted sex offender. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Pedophilia, paedophilia, or pædophilia (see spelling differences), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Michael Fabrizi is the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut and a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. ...


Following Rowland's resignation, Connecticut passed a campaign finance reform bill that will ban contributions from lobbyists and state contractors in future campaigns. The measure was praised by Arizona Senator John McCain. John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician. ...


Principal cities

Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Danielson is a borough located in Windham County, Connecticut, within the town of Killingly. ... East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... // Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford town hall. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Housatonic River. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Willimantics town hall sports a Victorian-era clock tower. ...

25 richest places in Connecticut

Ranked by per capita income*: Connecticut is the richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $28,766 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $43,173 (2003). ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...

  1. New Canaan, Connecticut $85,459
  2. Darien, Connecticut $77,519
  3. Weston, Connecticut $74,817
  4. Greenwich, Connecticut $74,346
  5. Westport, Connecticut $73,664
  6. Stamford, Connecticut $67,109
  7. Wilton, Connecticut $65,806
  8. Roxbury, Connecticut $56,769
  9. Georgetown, Connecticut $55,029
  10. Easton, Connecticut $53,885
  11. Ridgefield, Connecticut $51,795
  12. Avon, Connecticut $51,706
  13. Groton Long Point, Connecticut $51,066
  14. Redding, Connecticut $50,687
  15. Woodbridge, Connecticut $49,049
  16. Sharon, Connecticut $45,418
  17. Fairfield, Connecticut $43,670
  18. Lyme, Connecticut $43,347
  19. Essex, Connecticut $42,806
  20. Bridgewater, Connecticut $42,505
  21. Cornwall, Connecticut $42,484
  22. Madison Center, Connecticut $42,046
  23. Old Lyme, Connecticut $41,386
  24. Noank, Connecticut $41,355
  25. Glastonbury, Connecticut $40,820

New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Weston is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... The Seal of the Town of Wesport, Connecticut Westport is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States. ... Roxbury is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Georgetown is a census-designated place located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Easton is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Avon is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Groton Long Point is a borough located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Redding is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Woodbridge is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Lyme is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Essex is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Bridgewater is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Cornwall is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,434. ... Madison Center is a census-designated place located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Old Lyme is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Noank is a census-designated place located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Glastonbury (41n43, 72w37 EST) is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...

25 poorest places in Connecticut

(descending order)

  1. Hartford, Connecticut $13,428
  2. Conning Towers-Nautilus Park, Connecticut $14,216
  3. Poquonock Bridge, Connecticut $14,664
  4. Plainfield Village, Connecticut $14,836
  5. East Brooklyn, Connecticut $15,093
  6. Wauregan, Connecticut $15,311
  7. Willimantic, Connecticut $15,727
  8. Danielson, Connecticut $16,042
  9. Bridgeport, Connecticut $16,306
  10. New Haven, Connecticut $16,393
  11. North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut $16,409
  12. Moosup, Connecticut $16,827
  13. Windham, Connecticut $16,978
  14. Waterbury, Connecticut $17,701
  15. Rockville, Connecticut $17,896
  16. Mansfield, Connecticut $18,094
  17. New Britain, Connecticut $18,404
  18. Bantam, Connecticut $18,442
  19. New London, Connecticut $18,437
  20. Plainfield, Connecticut $18,706
  21. North Canaan, Connecticut $18,971
  22. Jewett City, Connecticut $19,083
  23. Putnam District, Connecticut $19,229
  24. Sterling, Connecticut $19,679

Storrs, Connecticut, with an average per capita income of $9,947, is technically the poorest in the state, but this is only because of the high student population at the University of Connecticut, which is factored into the survey. Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Conning Towers-Nautilus Park is a census-designated place located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Poquonock Bridge is a census-designated place located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Plainfield Village is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... East Brooklyn is a census-designated place and census district located within the town of Brooklyn in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Wauregan is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,085. ... Willimantics town hall sports a Victorian-era clock tower. ... Danielson is a borough located in Windham County, Connecticut, within the town of Killingly. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... North Grosvenor Dale is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Moosup is one of the four villages of Plainfield, Connecticut and a census-designated place located in Windham County. ... Windham is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... Rockville is a census-designated place and part of the town of Vernon, Connecticut located in Tolland County, Connecticut. ... Mansfield is a town located in Tolland County, Connecticut. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ... Bantam is a village located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Plainfield is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... North Canaan is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Jewett City is a borough located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Putnam District is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Sterling is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Storrs is a census-designated place and part of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut located in eastern Tolland County. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ...


Education

Connecticut is well-known as the home of Yale University, which maintains a consistent ranking as one of the world's greatest and richest universities, and has the most selective undergraduate program of any university in the United States (an 8.6% acceptance rate in 2006). Yale is one of the largest employers in the state, and its research activity has recently spun off dozens of growing biotechnology companies, which have brought in billions of dollars to the economy of New Haven and the State in general. Yale redirects here. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ...


Connecticut is also the host of many other institutions. Additionally, the State is packed with dozens of prestigious boarding schools, such as Choate, which draw students from all over the world.


Colleges and universities

Asnuntuck Community College is a community college in Enfield, Connecticut. ... ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE In 1924, the Dominican Congregation of Saint Mary of the Springs purchased an estate in New Haven, Connecticut, in an effort to found a womens college. ... Briarwood College is a private co-educational residential college ([[1]]) located in Southington, Connecticut. ... Central Connecticut State University is a state university in New Britain, Connecticut. ... Charter Oak State College is a college in New Britain, Connecticut. ... Connecticut College is a coeducational, highly selective private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. ... Eastern Connecticut State University is a public university in Willimantic, Connecticut. ... Fairfield University is a private, co-educational university located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... Holy Apostles was founded in 1956 in Cromwell, Connecticut, by The Very Rev. ... The Manchester Community College is a college in Manchester, Connecticut, USA, founded in 1963. ... Mitchell College is a college in New London, Connecticut, USA. It was founded in 1938. ... Post University, named Teikyo Post University while affiliated with Teikyo University from 1990 to 2004, is a small business and liberal arts university located in Waterbury, Connecticut. ... Quinnipiac University: University Quadrangle, School of Business and School of Communications facilities, Sleeping Giant in background Quinnipiac University is a private four-year university in Hamden, Connecticut, located on about 500 acres (2 km²), just north of New Haven. ... Sacred Heart University is the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. ... Saint Joseph College, a Roman Catholic womens liberal arts college, is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... Southern Connecticut State University, one of four state universities in Connecticut, is located in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Welcome sign outside the front gate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. ... University of Bridgeport is a university in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... The University of Hartford, often called UHart or UHa, was founded in 1877, and is a private, independent, and nonsectarian coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... The University of New Haven is a private coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. ... Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) is a public university in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Yale redirects here. ...

Sports teams

Minor League Hockey Teams: The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... WNBA team locations The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 500 miles (805 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ...

(The Danbury Trashers of the United Hockey League have been dissolved by the league after their owner, James Galante was arrested in June 2006 on accusations that he was running a mob-related scheme to control trash hauling prices and was paying hockey team employees under the table and against league rules.) The Bridgeport Sound Tigers were founded in 2001 as the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers, based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Danbury Trashers are a United Hockey League ice hockey team located in Danbury, Connecticut. ... UHL logo The United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ...


Minor League Baseball Teams: A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ...

Both of the Eastern League The Connecticut Defenders are a minor league baseball team based in Norwich, Connecticut. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark AT&T Park (2000-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911... The New Britain Rock Cats are a minor league baseball team based in New Britain, Connecticut. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild... There are at least two different possible meanings for Eastern League: Eastern League - A professional baseball minor league in the United States Eastern League - One of two professional baseball minor leagues in Japan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...


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Professional Cycling Teams: The Bridgeport Bluefish is a professional baseball team in the independent Atlantic League, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Atlantic League has operated since 1998 The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. ... The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 12-team amateur summer baseball league founded in 1993 and sanctioned by the NCAA and Major League Baseball. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Canadian-American League, nicknamed the Can-Am League, is a Class C minor league baseball league that existed during the years immediately before and after World War II. It is distinct from the 21st century Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, which has teams in the same area, has... The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) is a baseball league located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. ... The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 12-team amateur summer baseball league founded in 1993 and sanctioned by the NCAA and Major League Baseball. ...

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The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is the state's sanctioning body for high school sports. Xavier High School (Middletown, CT) claimed the 2005 Class LL football championship. Other state champions in football include Staples (in Westport), Branford, Daniel Hand (in Madison), Woodland Regional (in Beacon Falls), and Hyde Leadership (in Hamden). The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is the governing body of secondary school athletics in the state of Connecticut. ... Xavier High School is an all-boys Catholic high school run by the Xaverian Brothers. ...


Famous residents

Kevin Bacon with his wife Kyra Sedgwick Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American film actor who has starred in Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among others. ... Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ... Chris Berman, ESPN Personality. ... Cheshire is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... William F. Buckley William Frank Buckley Jr. ... National Review (NR) is a conservative political magazine founded by author William F. Buckley Jr. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Christopher Ender Carrabba (born April 10, 1975) is the lead singer and guitarist of emo-alternative band Dashboard Confessional. ... Dashboard Confessional is an American acoustic/electric guitar driven emo outfit, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Carrabba from Boca Raton, Florida. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Rivers Cuomo (born June 13, 1970) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Weezer is an Alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Storrs is a census-designated place and part of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut located in eastern Tolland County. ... Phil Donahue Phillip John Donahue (b. ... The Seal of the Town of Wesport, Connecticut Westport is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Farmington is a town located in central Connecticut, in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Michael J. Fox on the cover of his book, Lucky Man Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian-born actor, made famous by his roles as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and as Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties from which... Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ... About James J. Greco is the CEO of Brueggers Corporation, parent company of Brueggers Bagel Bakeries, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. ... Cheshire is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... C. Peter McColough Charles Peter McColough McColough was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 1, 1922, to Reginald Walker and Barbara Theresa Martin McColough. ... Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is the worlds largest supplier of toner-based (dry ink) photocopier machines and associated supplies. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Tebucky Shermai Jones (born October 6, 1974 in New Britain, CT) is a safety in his eighth year. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Mascot Pat Patriot Local radio Flagship stations: WBCN 104. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Farmington is a town located in central Connecticut, in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born Jewish American diplomat, Nobel laureate and statesman. ... Kent is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. ... Country: Czechoslovakia/United States Residence: Long Island, New York, USA Height: 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) Weight: 79 kg (175 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1978 Retired: 1994 Highest singles ranking: 1 (28 Feb 1983) Singles titles: 94 Career Prize Money: US$21,262,417 Grand Slam Record Titles... Litchfield is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... John Mayer may refer to several people: John Mayer, a singer-songwriter John A. Mayer, a psychologist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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Alexander Emmanuel A-Rod Rodríguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York City), is an American baseball player. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... This article is about the American musician. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... 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Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... Kent is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. ... Kyra Sedgwick (b. ... Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ... Sam Waterston as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law & Order Samuel A. Sam Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an Oscar nominated American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Salisbury is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American actor who has starred in more than thirty movies. ... 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Trivia

  • Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England and the wealthiest state in the country per capita as well as the third smallest state in landmass. It was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
  • Due to the prominence of the aircraft industry in Connecticut in the mid-Twentieth Century, Connecticut has an official state aircraft, the F4U Corsair, and an official Connecticut Aviation Pioneer, Igor Sikorsky. In addition, the state legislature officially recognizes the claim of aircraft designer Gustav Whitehead to have had the world's first successful powered aircraft flight in Bridgeport, Connecticut, two years before the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk.
  • Connecticut is known officially as the Constitution State based on its colonial constitution of 1638-39. Unofficially (but popularly) Connecticut is also known as the Nutmeg State. The nutmeg connection to Connecticut may come from its sailors returning from voyages with nutmeg (which in the 18th and 19th centuries was a very valuable spice in New England). It is also said to come from Yankee peddlers from Connecticut who would sell small carved nobs of wood shaped to look like nutmeg to unsuspecting customers. [11]
  • President George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut and lived there for a short time before moving to Texas.

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See also

Connecticut State Troubadour is an honorary position, established in 1991 by the Connecticut Legislature. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... Several television shows have taken place in the state of Connecticut. ... Scouting in Connecticut has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ...

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References

  • CT.gov: About Connecticut. Retrieved on December 18, 2005.
  • Michael Sletcher, New England. Westport, CT, 2004.
  State of Connecticut
 Capital  Hartford
 Regions 

Coastal Connecticut | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley · New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut | Southwestern Connecticut Other days in 2005: December 17, 2005, December 19, 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Coastal Connecticut is comprised of all of Connecticuts southern border, along Long Island Sound, from Stamford in the west to Stonington to the east. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the third most populous in the world (after Tokyo and Mexico City). ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

Counties 

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Manchester | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Nickname: Silk City Motto: City of Village Charm Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Government Country State County United States Connecticut Hartford County Founded 1672 Mayor Josh Howroyd (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 71. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... // Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford town hall. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... West Haven is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...

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