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Connecticut state facts
Connecticut state facts
State Abbreviation – CT
State Capital – Hartford
Largest City – Bridgeport
Area – 5,544 square miles [Connecticut is the 48th biggest state in the USA]
Population – 3,596,080 (as of 2013) [Connecticut is the 29th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents – Connecticuters
Major Industries – agriculture, industry (especially insurance), tourism
Presidential Birthplace – George Walker Bush was born in New Haven on July 6, 1946 (he was the 43rd US President, serving from 2001 until 2009).
Major Rivers – Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Thames River
Major Lakes – Lake Candlewood
Highest Point – Mt. Frissell – 2380 feet, (725 m) above sea level
Number of Counties – 8
Bordering States – Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
Bordering Bodies of Water – Long Island Sound, Atlantic Ocean
Origin of the Name Connecticut – The name Connecticut is from a Mohican/Algonquin Indian word “quonehtacut”, which means “long tidal river.”
State Nickname – Constitution State
State Motto – “Qui transtulit sustinet” – He Who Transplanted Still Sustains
State Song – Yankee Doodle
Connecticut’s official state flag was adopted in 1897. The flag features a gold- and silver-rimmed shield picturing three grapevines. On a gold- and brown-rimmed white ribbon under the shield is the state’s motto, “QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET,” which means “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.” The grapevines represent the early English settlers (and their settlements) in Connecticut.
Fossilized footprints of a meat-eating dinosaur
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Connecticut: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Connecticut using the map on this quiz.
Connecticut: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map
Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is on the east coast USA, that its capital is Hartford, or that its name starts with “C.” Answer: Connecticut.
Connecticut’s Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Connecticut.
Draw and Write
Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
US State – Find Related Words
For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
US State Graphic Organizer
For one US state, write the name of the state, draw a map of the state, then write the state capital, postal abbreviation, date of statehood, state bird (draw and write), state flower (draw and write), a major body of water in the state, two bordering states, and state nickname.
US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1
This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state’s flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2
This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state’s flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.
A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.
USA Map: Find Your State
Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
USA Map: Where I Live
Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
Write Ten Things About Your State
A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
US State Wheel
This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).
US State – Find a Related Word for Each Letter
For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.
A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet
A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.