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Name of State Connecticut
Official Designation: "The Constitution State" was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1959.
Indian Name (Beside the Long Tidal River) Quinnehtukqut
State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet--He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.

The emblems of the State are as follows:
The State Seal was provided for in the Constitution, 1818.
The State Flag was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1897.
The State Flower, the Mountain Laurel, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1907.
The State Bird, the Robin, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1943.
The State Tree, the White Oak, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1947.
The State Animal, the Sperm Whale, Physeter Catodon, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1975.
The State Insect, the Praying Mantis, Mantis Religiosa, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1977.
The State Mineral, the Garnet, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1977.
The State Song, "Yankee Doodle," was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1978.
The State Ship, USS Nautilus, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1983.
The State Hero, Nathan Hale, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1985.
The State Shellfish, the Eastern Oyster, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1989.
The State Composer, Charles Edward Ives, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1991.
The State Fossil, Eubrontes Giganteus, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1991.
The State Heroine, Prudence Crandall, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Tartan (see C.G.S., Sec. 3-110j for a description), was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Folk Dance, Square Dance, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, the Freedom Schooner Amistad, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Cantata, "The Nutmeg" by Stanley L. Ralph, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Fish, American Shad, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Aircraft, F4U Corsair, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2005.
Hartford has been the sole Capital City since 1875
Population, 2011, estimated 3,580,709
Cities with largest population (2011, est.): 1. Bridgeport, 145,638
2. New Haven, 129,585 3. Hartford, 124,867
4. Stamford, 123,868 5. Waterbury, 110,189
Counties .......8 Towns .......169 Cities .......21 Boroughs .........9
Grand List of Taxable Property (2011) est. $385,070,991,837
Average rate of taxation (2011) est. 25.27 mills
Birth Rate (2011-per 1,000 pop.) 10.4
Death Rate (2011-per 1,000 pop.) 8.1
Area of State approx. 5,565 square miles; 3,561,886 acres
Land Area of State approx. 5,565 square miles; 3,561,886 acres
Length of Boundary approx. 330 miles (including boundary with New York and Rhode Island in Long Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound)
Length of Shoreline approx. 332 miles (including bays and coves)
Highest Altitude approx. 2,380 ft. above sea level (slope of Mt. Frissell in Salisbury)
Mileage of Rivers and Streams approx. 9,700
Number of Lakes and Ponds approx. 3,900
State Parks 107
State Forests 32
National Historic Landmarks 60
Miles on State Highway System 4,155.73
State Maintained Access Roads and Ramps 424.82
State Maintained Routes 3,730.91
Miles of Divided Lane Highways in System 729.41
Receipts of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012
Disbursements of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012


Elective State Officers
   Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General
United States Senators from Connecticut 2
United States Representatives 5
State Senators in the General Assembly 36
Representatives in the General Assembly 151
Number of full-time state positions 31,272
Justices of Supreme Court 8
Judges of Appellate Court 9
Judges of Superior Court 170
Senior Judges 19
Probate Courts 54
Regional Children's Probate Courts 6
Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection 1
State Police Troops 11
Correctional Centers 4
   Number of Inmates, May 31, 2013 4,667
Correctional Institutions 10
   Number of Inmates, May 31, 2013 11,768
Youth Institution 1
   Number of Inmates, May 31, 2013 422
University of Connecticut's John N. Dempsey Hospital (State, General) 1
Number of in-patient beds - Licensed General Hospital Beds 224
Bassinets (well born) 10
State Inpatient Facilities for Mental Health and Addiction Services 3
Number of patients on books, Jan. 1, 2012 652
State Training School for persons with intellectual disability 1
Regions 3
Number of clients in residential settings and with DDS funded residential supports*, December 31, 2012 8,002
*Residential settings include: Southbury Training School, DDS Regional Centers, Community Living Arrangements (CLAs), Continuous Residential Supports (CRS), and Community Training Homes (CTHs). DDS funded residential supports includes those that are provided to people living in their own or family home.
Number Full-Time Employees* Students
University of Connecticut (Including the UConn Health Center) 1 8,233 30,256
Connecticut State University 4 3,123 34,824
Community Colleges 12 2,197 58,228
Charter Oak State College 1 63 1,644
Independent Colleges and Universities 25 21,441 76,956
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1 405 967
*Totals as of 2012. Excludes colleges that do not participate in federal financial aid programs.        
Full-Time Equivalent Professional Staff

Local Public Schools 1,029 47,542.7 517,845
Charter Schools 17 578.3 6,518
Academies 3 344.1 3,824
State Technical High Schools
1-Technical Education Center, Bristol
Connecticut Aero Tech School, Hartford
Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance (Mechanics) Technicians, Stratford
16 1,245.8 10,651
State or State-Aided Schools 19 279.8 810
Regional Educational Service Centers 49 1,499.1 11,339
Nonpublic Schools 380 7,907.0 65,269
Number of Farms 4,900
Agricultural Land Resources (acres)
   Farmland 400,000
   Commercially viable forest land 1,689,000
   Shellfish grounds 70,000
Total Agricultural Acreage 2,159,000
Total Agricultural Employment 20,000
Value of Agricultural Products produced: $652,627,000
Greenhouse/Nursery* $273,840,000
Eggs $60,116,000
Dairy $72,720,000
Poultry $5,447,000
Livestock $8,473,000
Aquaculture ## $27,600,000
All Other Livestock** $13,497,000
Tobacco (Broadleaf) $20,026,000
Fruits and Vegetables $63,449,000
Field Crops (Hay & Silage) $39,012,000
Forestry $22,600,000
Maple Syrup $1,170,000
Other Crops*** $44,677,000
Numbers of Farmers Markets 125
Total Number of WIC and Senior Farmers' Market Participants 83,388
*Includes Christmas trees.
**Includes sheep and lambs.
***Includes shade tobacco.
##Includes data as 2010.
Connecticut Businesses (as of June 3, 2013) approx. 356,303
Foreign Businesses (as of June 3, 2013) approx. 57,047
Corporation Taxes, including Corporation Business Tax, Business Entity Tax, and Unrelated Business Income Tax, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 $715,237,587.39
Personal Income Tax, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 $8,309,391,926.00
Sales and Use Tax, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 $3,885,744,824.42
Fees received by Office of Secretary of the State from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012
Notaries Public approx. 50,321
Water Companies - Investor owned 15
Water Companies - Municipal 46
Gas Companies - Investor owned 3
Gas Companies - Municipal 1
Water and Sewer Investor Companies 1
Sewer Companies 0
Electric Companies - Investor 2
Electric Companies - Municipal 6
Number of Railroads 12
Route miles of active trackage 629
Track miles of active trackage (includes multi-track commuter mainline and Amtrak lines; excludes yard tracks) 843
Domestic Telephone Companies providing service in Conn. 2
Number of Access Lines 1,169,934
Community Antenna Television 25
Number of Bus Companies, 9 Intrastate, 6 Interstate, 8 urban, 4 Rural Transit Districts operating own systems and 1 operating both urban and rural, plus 8 divisions of Conn. Transit - 3 operated by HNS Management and 5 state-owned privately operated.
Number of Taxi Companies 111
Banks and Thrifts 81
National Banks 21
State Banks and Trust Companies 12
State Savings Banks 22
Federal Savings Banks 13
State Savings and Loan Associations 0
Federal Savings and Loan Associations 1
Out of State Banks (operating branches in CT) 6
Foreign Banks (operating branches in CT) 5
State Credit Unions 30
Federal Credit Unions 94
Out of State Credit Unions (operating branches in CT) 11
Check Cashers 149
Debt Adjusters 52
Money Transmitters and Issuers of Money Orders and Travelers' Checks 80
Small Loan Licensees 9
Sales Finance Licensees 142
Consumer Collection Agencies 961
Mortgage Lenders 241
Mortgage Brokers 216
Mortgage Originators 5,129
Mortgage Correspondent Lenders 118
Securities Broker-Dealers Registered 2,318
Securities Broker-Dealer Agents Registered 151,390
Securities Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Registered 2,675
Agents of Issuer Registered 21
SEC Registered Advisors Filing Notice 1,916
Investment Advisers Registered 555
Investment Adviser Agents Registered 11,197
Insurance Companies with Home Office Headquarters in Connecticut, June 30, 2012 97
All Active Motor Vehicle Registrations as of January 2013 2,996,662
Total Number of Valid Driver's Licenses as of January 2013 2,544,614
Gasoline Tax and Special Motor Fuel Tax Receipts, including
Motor Carrier Road Tax, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012
Newspapers published in State (daily, Sunday, weekly and monthly approx. 124
Broadcasting Stations (AM) approx. 34
Broadcasting Stations (FM) approx. 39
Television Stations in State approx. 11

Acupuncturists 343
Advanced Ankle Surgery Permittees 6
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 3,841
Athletic Trainers 619
Audiologists 271
Barbers 1,623
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors 281
Chiropractors 993
Dental Anesthesia/Conscious Sedation Permittees 150
Dental Conscious Sedation Permittees 20
Dental Hygienists 3,682
Dentists 3,443
Dieticians/Nutritionists 807
Electrologists 160
Embalmers 821
Funeral Directors 53
Hairdressers/Cosmeticians 23,991
Hearing Instrument Specialists 119
Homeopathic Physicians 9
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors 779
Licensed Clinical Social Workers 5,828
Licensed Nurse Midwives 219
Licensed Practical Nurses 13,836
Marital and Family Therapists 1,125
Massage Therapists 4,793
Naturopathic Physicians 280
Nursing Home Administrators 767
Occupational Therapists 2,140
Occupational Therapist  Assistants 719
Opticians 702
Optician Apprentices 271
Optometrists 654
Perfusionists 69
Physical Therapists 4,634
Physical Therapist Assistants 684
Physicians Assistants 1,911
Physicians/Surgeons 17,130
Podiatrists 305
Professional Counselors 1,932
Provisional Faculty Dentists 33
Psychologists 1,912
Radiographers 4,159
Registered Nurses 60,263
Respiratory Care Practitioners 1,731
Speech and Language Pathologists 2,500
Standard Ankle Surgery Permittees 12
Veterinarians 1,357
State-owned Airports:  Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks; Groton-New London Airport, Groton; Hartford-Brainard Airport, Hartford; Danielson Airport, Killingly; Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Oxford; Windham Airport, Windham.
Commercial Airports 22*
Commercial Heliports 8
Private Heliports 53**
Private Seaplane Bases 7
Commercial Seaplane Bases 0
Private Airports 29***
* Includes state-owned and municipally owned.
**Includes state heliport.
***Includes 2 restricted military airports.
Major seaports: Bridgeport, New Haven, New London (State piers).
Number of Indian Reservations in Connecticut    
Number of residents
Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation, Trumbull (1/4 acre)  6
Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation, Colchester (106 acres)  3
Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Reservation, North Stonington (225 acres) 25
Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, Ledyard (1,500 acres federal trust land) 388
Mohegan Reservation, Uncasville (240 acres)(409 acres federal trust land) 123
Schaghticoke Reservation, Kent (400 acres) 4
January 1 New Year's Day
First Monday on or after January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12 Lincoln Day
Third Monday in February Washington's Birthday
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans' Day
December 25 Christmas

Whenever any of such days occurs upon a Sunday, the Monday next following such day shall be a legal holiday and whenever any of such days occurs upon a Saturday, the Friday immediately preceding such day shall be a legal holiday. (Sec. 1-4 CT. Gen. Stat.)
*The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
*The Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day

*These days are designated by the Governor.

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