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Federated state of the Northeastern USA, 12,997 km², 3,504,809
residents (2006 estimate), 270 residents/km²,
capital: Hartford. Borders: Massachusetts (N), Rhode Island (E), Atlantic
ocean (S), New York (W).
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Federated state in New England. The territory, mostly hilly, culminates NW in
Mount Frissel (725 m); the central section, corresponding to the wide (ca. 30
km) valley of the Connecticut River, which crosses the state from N to S, is
however flat. Other important rivers are the Thames and the Housatonic, while
numerous (ca. a thousand) are the lakes, all of glacial origin. The climate is
humid continental, with strong temperature fluctuations and abundant rainfall
(approx. 1100 mm per year); the forest cover is very extensive, covering almost
2/3 of the territory. Agriculture (cereals, tobacco, potatoes, vegetables and
fruit) finds the most favorable conditions in the central plain; also the
breeding (cattle, poultry), fishing and extraction of building materials are
developed. Connecticut is, however, above all one of the most industrialized
States in the USA, although it must import a large part of the raw materials:
the mechanical industries prevail, with highly specialized products (aircraft
engines, helicopters, nuclear submarines, watches, typewriters, etc.), followed
by metallurgical, textile, chemical, clothing. Another important State resource
is represented by the tertiary sector and, in particular, by the insurance
business: many tens of large companies in the branch are based in
Connecticut. Important is tourism. In the field of education, the country boasts
one of the most famous universities in the world, that of Yale (founded in
1701). The main cities, mainly located in the Connecticut valley or in the
coastal strip, include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury and New
Britain in addition to the capital.
The beginning of colonization dates back to 1633 with the arrival of a
nucleus of Dutchmen, which were followed in the same year and then in 1634-35
and from 1638 English from New Plymouth and other colonies of Puritans of
Massachusetts. In 1662 it became an independent colony, whose administration was
regulated by the Fundamental Orders of 1639, which guaranteed its
self-government and reaffirmed its religious freedom. Although Connecticut was
inhabited almost exclusively by Puritans, belonging to this confession was not
necessary to obtain citizenship. At the time of the war of independence it was,
together with the other colonies of New England, one of the strongest supporters
of the revolution. Become a founding state of the Union before War of Secession,
then sustained, during the civil war, the cause of the primacy of the federal
government and of abolitionism. Politically dominated by republicans, over the
centuries. XIX and XX has been engaged in a lively internal debate for the
improvement of its governmental and jurisdictional system.
Below you will see top cities in Connecticut.
New Britain (city)
City (75,500 residents) of the State of Connecticut (USA), 10 km SW
of Hartford. Mechanical (hardware), electrotechnical, textile, clothing and
City (106,412 residents in 1996) of the State of Connecticut (USA), 40 km
SW of Hartford, 85 m on the Naugatuck River. Chemical, textile, precision
mechanics and metallurgical (copper) industries.
City (108,100 residents) of the State of Connecticut (USA), on the
northeastern outskirts of New York, on the northern shore of Long Island
Sound. Commercial port with electrotechnical, mechanical, chemical, clothing,
rubber, plastics and toy manufacturing industries.
City (124,665 residents in 1996; 530,000 residents the metropolitan area)
of the State of Connecticut (USA), 110 km NE of New York, overlooking the bay of
the same name, inlet of the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Active
commercial port, it is an important market for agricultural and livestock
products, home to shipbuilding, mechanical, weapons, electrotechnical, textile,
paper, wood and rubber industries. University of Yale (1701) and New Haven
(1926). Airport. § Founded in 1638 by Puritans from Massachusetts, led by J.
Davenport and T. Eaton, it had a rigid theocratic government, based on the
literal application of the Old Testament dictate. Annexed to Connecticut in
1664, between 1701 and 1873 it was with Hartford - state capital. In 1716 the
seat of a college was moved there, which had already been founded in
1701, which later became the prestigious Yale University. After 1750 it
developed as a port and as an active industrial center.
City (137,990 residents in 1996) of the state
of southwestern Connecticut (USA), 75 km SSW of Hartford, on Long Island Sound,
at the mouth of the Poquonock River. Colonized in 1639, it assumed a certain
importance in the sec. XIX, when it was reached by the railway. Bridgeport has a
very active port and is home to steel, textile, pharmaceutical, aeronautical,
paper and naval plants. University.
City (131,523 residents In 1998; 1,144,574 residents The metropolitan area in
1996) and capital of the state of Connecticut (USA), on the Connecticut River,
50 km NNE of New Haven, on the Springfield-New Haven railway. Main financial and
commercial center of the state, it is also an active river port and home to
thriving mechanical, aeronautical, electrotechnical, textile, clothing, food and
tobacco industries. Airport. University (1877).
It was populated since 1636 by settlers from New Town
(now Cambridge, Massachusetts), led by Th. Hooker and S. Stone. In 1639 the
first written Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was adopted in
Hartford. Under the Royal Charter of 1662 the colonists practically enjoyed
sovereignty over local matters. Remarkable economic and cultural center between
the sec. XVIII and XIX, Hartford gave its name to the convention that met there
secretly in 1814-15 at the initiative of federalists dissatisfied with the way
in which the (democratic) federal government conducted the war against England.
Among the most important monuments of the city are the Memorial Arch and the
Capitol, in neo - Gothic style, and the Victorian Trinity College. The Wadsworth
Atheneum, one of the first public galleries in the USA and the first to be
housed in a modern building, was founded in 1842 by D. Wadsworth to house works
by American painters. Later, thanks to bequests and donations, the collections
were enriched and now include an important section of European painting and
sculpture from the century. XV to XX (paintings by Piero di
Cosimo, Cranach, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Zurbarán, Rubens, Tiepolo and, among
the modern ones, Picasso,Miró; sculptures by Arp, Calder, Pevsner), ancient
bronzes, weapons and armor, silver and porcelain from the 17th and 18th
centuries, Renaissance furniture, tapestries, objects from pre-Columbian