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The capital of Connecticut is Hartford.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Connecticut: CT
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "CONN" as the abbreviation for Connecticut. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "CT" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Connecticut: Conn.
The pronunciation of Connecticut:
When the people of Connecticut refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Connecticut is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Connecticut: "The Constitution State"; "The Nutmeg State"
State Motto: "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
State Bird: American Robin (turdus migratorius)
State Tree: White Oak (quercus alba)
State Flower: Mountain Laurel (kalmia latifolia)
State Song: "Yankee Doodle"
Statehood: Connecticut became the 5th state on Jan 9, 1788.
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