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Many symbols of Connecticut can be found in our Connecticut coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Connecticut Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Connecticut OutlineState Name: Connecticut
State Nickname: The Constitution State
also known as The Nutmeg State
State Capital: Hartford
State Governor: Dannel Malloy
State Abbreviation: Conn.
2 letter Postal Code: CT
Area: 5,009 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Jan. 9, 1788
State #: 5
Borders: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Long Island Sound, New York
Connecticut flagFlag Meaning: Three grapevines are on the silver shield in the middle of the flag. The three grapevines symbolize what the colony brought over from Europe and planted in America. The state motto, "Qui transtulit sustinet ," appears under the shield. The flag was adopted in 1897.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 5
State Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)
State Flower: Mountain Laurel
State Bird: American Robin
State Song: "Yankee Doodle"
State Tree: White Oak
State Mammal: Sperm Whale
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain,
Famous Residents:
- Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary Soldier
- Benedict Arnold, American Revolutionary General
- P.T. Barnum, showman
- John Brown, abolitionist
- Charles Goodyear, inventor
- Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary Officer
- Dorothy Hamill, ice skater
- Katharine Hepburn, actress
- John Pierpont Morgan, financier
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, author
- Mark Twain, author
- Noah Webster, lexicographer
Attractions: Nathan Hale home, Colt Arms Plant, First Atomic Submarine, Mystic Seaport, home of P.T. Barnum, Yale University, Cathedral Pines, Essex, Goton Monument, Guilford (Whitfield House - oldest colonial home in the state), Lebanon (home and war office Jonathan Trumbull), Litchfield (birthplace of Ethan Allen)
Agriculture: dairy, poultry, nursery plants, fruits and vegetables
Industries: manufacturing, agriculture, mining, fishing, electric power, transportation, communication, shipping
Natural Resources: fish

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