Connecticut is commonly known as the Constitution state due to questionable historic data that gives credit to the Planters of Connecticut for writing the first constitution, the Fundamental Orders of 1639/39. The state is also known as the Nutmeg state. Connecticut became the 5th state in Jan 9th 1788.
Origin of state's name: The name Connecticut owes its origins to the Indian word for a "place beside a lone river".
Capital City: The capital city of Connecticut is Hartford and the state is bordered by New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the Atlantic Ocean. The state also has 619 miles of shoreline.
Population: The state has a population in excess of 3.4 million based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Department of Motor Vehicles website
The main agriculture is in cattle, dairy, poultry and eggs, vegetables and fruit.
The primary industries are scientific instruments, electronics and chemical products
State Bird:The state bird is the Turdus Migratorius or American robin that is also the state bird of Michigan and Wisconsin.
Flower: The state flower is the Mountain Laurel or Kalmia Latifolia which has characteristic white and pink flowers and a beautiful fragrance
State Song: The state song is the well known "Yankee Doodle" that sings the praises of this great state.
State Insect: The state insect is the Praying Mantis