Connecticut is a U.S. state in southern New England that has a mix of coastal cities and rural areas dotted with small towns. Mystic is famed for its Seaport museum filled with centuries-old ships, and the beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium. On Long Island Sound, the city of New Haven is known as the home of Yale University and its acclaimed Peabody Museum of Natural History.
State Capital: Hartford.
Connecticut is located at the northeastern corner of the United State. Connecticut was one of the first 13 states and one of the 6 New England States. The smallest US state in size, Connecticut is one of the most densely populated states in the US. Located in the midst of the urban-industrial complex along the Atlantic, Connecticut borders Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, Long Island Sound to the South and New York to the West. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut.
Connecticut is shaped rectangular and the state's longest west-east length is around 120 miles and the longest north-south length is around 70 miles. The name "Connecticut" comes from an Algonquian word which means "land on the long tidal river"."
Connecticut is home to many beautiful beaches and harbors and houses many 17th to 18th-century houses. Connecticut also offers a unique and special blend of modern urban life fused with rustic landscape and historical sites.
Connecticut is highly industrialized and has a developed service industry. Per capita personal income in Connecticut is one of the highest in the US. The strength of Connecticut's economy comes from a skilled workforce where most of them specialize in fabricating products in manufacturing.
Although highly urbanized, Connecticut does not have a single large city. As such the overcrowded urban issues do not affect Connecticut. Continuing her long tradition of prosperity, Connecticut continues to attract migrants due to her good employment opportunities, top notch educational facilities, and high living standards.
The Main Cities in Connecticut
Below are the largest cities in the state of Connecticut and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Bridgeport - 144,229
2. New Haven - 129,779
3. Hartford - 124,775
4. Stamford - 122,643
5. Waterbury - 110,366
6. Norwalk - 85,603
7. Danbury - 80,893
8. New Britain - 73,206
9. Meriden- 60,868
Famous Landmarks in Connecticut
Below are some of Connecticut’s most visited landmarks:
-Mystic Seaport is the world's largest maritime museum. It boasts four national historic landmark vessels and has been in operation for over 85 years. There's even a 19th-century coastal village and a working shipyard.
Tallest Buildings in Connecticut
Below are the tallest buildings in Connecticut:
- City Place is the tallest building in Connecticut, but only two meters taller than The Travelers Tower, built in 1919. City Place took the superlative in 1980. Both buildings are in Hartford. City Place comes in at 38 stories and 535 feet tall.
1. City Place I (38 stories; 535 feet)
2. Travelers Tower (24 stories; 528 feet)
3. Goodwin Square (30 stories; 522 feet)
4. Mohegan Sun (36 stories; 486 feet)
5. Hartford 21 (36 stories; 440 feet)
6. Otis Elevator Test Tower (38 stories; 383 feet)
7. Connecticut Financial Centre (26 stories; 383 feet)
8. 777 Main Street (26 stories; 361 feet)
9. Trump Parc Stamford (34 stories; 350 feet)
10. 280 Trumbull Street (28 stories; 348 feet)
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