This is the southernmost state of the New England region of the U.S., bordered by Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Long Island. Besides being part of the New England area, Connecticut is also considered part of the triple state connection that join its territory with New York, New Jersey to form what it is called the metropolitan New York City.
The state’s name is derived from the Mohegan-Pequot word “quinetucket” meaning “upon the long river”, in reference to the Connecticut River. Other than that, the territory is also nicknamed as the “Constitution State” or the “Land of Steady Habits”.
After the community and agricultural-based period, the Connecticuter economy was transformed into a potent industrial center in the mid 19th century. Guns and other arms manufactured there leaded people to call the state the “Arsenal of the Nation,” as it had become not only a great supplier but one of the most industrialized states of the country.
It is also a highly densely populated territory, being positioned between the top states in this category in U.S. Today, Connecticut is “in the middle” of a big urban-industrial complex, bordering huge economies such as Massachusetts.
Its capital is Hartford, although Bridgeport is the most populous city there. Connecticut is one of the smallest states of America, but some indicators show it is a great place to be. Historically, the national Census pointed that the state comes in great positions when it comes to per-capita income, level of human development and median household income, in comparison to all the other states in the U.S.