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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, 197.
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, 2012, estimated 3,590,347
Cities with largest population (2012, est.): 1. Bridgeport, 146,425
2. New Haven, 130,741 3. Stamford, 125,109
4. Hartford, 124,893 5. Waterbury, 109,915
Counties .......8 Towns .......169 Cities .......21 Boroughs .........9
Net Grand List of Taxable Property (2012) est. $372,238,738,421
Average rate of taxation (2012) est. 26.91 mills
Birth Rate (2012-per 1,000 pop.) 10.2
Death Rate (2012-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, 2012, to June 30, 2013
Disbursements of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013


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 31,340
Justices of Supreme Court 8
Judges of Appellate Court 9
Judges of Superior Court 175
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, March 31, 2014 4,416
Correctional Institutions 10
   Number of Inmates, March 31, 2014 11,589
Youth Institution 1
   Number of Inmates, March 31, 2014 546
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, 2014 649
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, 2013 7,892
*Residential settings include: Southbury Training School, DDS Regional Centers, Community Living Arrangements (CLAs), Continuous Residential Supports (CRS), and Community Companion Homes (CCHs). DDS funded residential supports includes those that are provided to people living in their own or family home.
Full-Time Employees*
University of Connecticut (Including the UConn Health Center) 1 8,391 30,474
CSCU - Connecticut State University 4 3,093 34,062
CSCU - Community Colleges 12 2,200 56,977
CSCU - Charter Oak State College 1 64 1,581
Independent Colleges and Universities 25 21,875 78,099
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1 542 902
*Totals as of 2013. Excludes colleges that do not participate in federal financial aid programs.
Full-Time Equivalent Professional Staff
Local Public Schools 1,040 47,830.8 510,221
Charter Schools 18 670.7 7,096
Academies 3 339.5 3,895
State Technical High Schools
16 1,258.7 10,669
State or State-Aided Schools 20 317.4 739
Regional Educational Service Centers, Schools, and Programs 52 1,644.6 12,666
Nonpublic Schools 352 7,626 62,098
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 May 5, 2014) approx. 365,633
Foreign Businesses (as of May 5, 2014) approx. 58,935
Corporation Taxes, including Corporation Business Tax, Business Entity Tax, and Unrelated Business Income Tax, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 $743,792,034.23
Personal Income Tax, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 $8,720,684,753.13
Sales and Use Tax, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 $3,960,012,891.81
Fees received by Office of Secretary of the State from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013
Notaries Public
approx. 54,387
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 Connecticut 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 75
National Banks 19
State Banks and Trust Companies 8
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) 7
Foreign Banks (operating branches in CT) 5
State Credit Unions 29
Federal Credit Unions 89
Out of State Credit Unions (operating branches in CT) 11
Check Cashers 131
Debt Adjusters 56
Money Transmitters and Issuers of Money Orders and Travelers' Checks 78
Small Loan Licensees 4
Sales Finance Licensees 152
Consumer Collection Agencies 1,040
Mortgage Lenders 250
Mortgage Brokers 207
Mortgage Originators 6,059
Mortgage Correspondent Lenders 118
Securities Broker-Dealers Registered 2,799
Securities Broker-Dealer Agents Registered 154,725
Securities Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Registered 2,262
Agents of Issuer Registered 22
SEC Registered Advisors Filing Notice 2,006
Investment Advisers Registered 535
Investment Adviser Agents Registered 11,765
Insurance Companies with Home Office Headquarters in Connecticut, June 30, 2013 98
All Active Motor Vehicle Registrations as of January 2014 3,017,325
Total Number of Valid Driver's Licenses as of January 2014 2,542,879
Newspapers published in State (daily, Sunday, weekly and monthly) approx. 118
Broadcasting Stations (AM) approx. 34
Broadcasting Stations (FM) approx. 40
Television Stations in State approx. 11 

Acupuncturists 361
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 4,069
Athletic Trainers 640
Audiologists 271
Barbers 1,693
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors 267
Chiropractors 988
Dental Anesthesia/Conscious Sedation Permittees 135
Dental Conscious Sedation Permittees 20
Dental Hygienists 3,700
Dentists 3,463
Dieticians/Nutritionists 846
Electrologists 156
Embalmers 822
Funeral Directors 51
Hairdressers/Cosmeticians 24,428
Hearing Instrument Specialists 120
Homeopathic Physicians 9
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors 800
Licensed Clinical Social Workers 5,999
Licensed Nurse Midwives 216
Licensed Practical Nurses 13,838
Marital and Family Therapists 1,183
Massage Therapists 5,037
Naturopathic Physicians 288
Nursing Home Administrators 753
Occupational Therapists 2,150
Occupational Therapist  Assistants 749
Optical Selling Permit 239
Opticians 694
Optician Apprentices 283
Optometrists 659
Perfusionists 73
Physical Therapists 4,756
Physical Therapist Assistants 754
Physicians Assistants 1,988
Physicians/Surgeons 17,294
Podiatrists 302
Professional Counselors 2,067
Psychologists 3,867
Radiographers 4,187
Registered Nurses 61,454
Respiratory Care Practitioners 1,767
Speech and Language Pathologists 1,558
Standard Ankle Surgery Permittees 12
Veterinarians 1,385
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.
Port of New London: Chief Exec. Officer, Mayor Daryl J. Fanizio; Chm., Jesse Marshall; The Admiral, Harold E. Shear. State Pier is located at the Port of New London.
Port of Bridgeport: Acting Exec. Dir., Andrew Nunn; Chm., Denis J. O'Malley.
Port of New Haven: Exec Dir., Judith Sheiffele; Chm., Katharine Goodbody.
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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