Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south . Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. Its capital city is Hartford. Much of southern and western Connecticut is part of the New York metropolitan area; three of Connecticut's eight counties are statistically included in the New York City combined statistical area, the same area is widely referred to as the Tri-State...
|Founded:||January 9, 1788|
|Current governor||Dannel Malloy|
|Area:||5,543.3 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Constitution State, Nutmeg State, CT|
|Time zone:||Eastern Time Zone, UTC-5|