Facts & Figures
State Motto: "Qui transtulit sustenit," which means, "He who transplanted still sustains."
State Flower: Mountain Laurel
State Tree: Charter Oak.
State Ship: the USS Nautilus. Built in Connecticut by Electric Boat, the USS Nautilus was the world's first nuclear powered submarine.
State Insect: Praying Mantis.
State Song: "Yankee Doodle"
Connecticut has three minor league baseball teams: Bridgeport Bluefish, Hartford Yard Goats, and Connecticut Defenders.
Connecticut has 91 state parks, 30 state forests, and 8 state monuments.
Connecticut has 253 miles of shoreline.
Data obtained from the Connecticut State Register and Manual, 1998.
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