A state in the northeastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean’s Long Island Sound, one of the six New England states; population 3,501,252 (est. 2008); capital, Hartford; statehood, Jan. 9, 1788 (5). One of the original thirteen states. The Fundamental Orders, adopted by the Connecticut Colony in 1639, is often considered the first democratic constitution in America.
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