Connecticut, Connecticut (English: Connecticut) is a state in the north-east of the United States, which is part of the New England region. The capital is Hartford, the largest city is Bridgeport. The population is 3.406 million people (29th place in the USA; data 2000). The state’s name comes from an Algonquian expression that translates to “on a long, tidal river.” The official nickname since 1959 is the Constitution State. Previously, the official nickname was the Nutmeg State. Postal Abbreviation CT.
In the south, the territory of the state is washed by the waters of the Long Island Sound, in the west, Connecticut borders the state of New York, in the north – with Massachusetts, in the east – with Rhode Island. The area of the state is 14,371 km² (48th in the USA). The territory is divided into eight regions, mostly (though not always) coinciding with the eight counties that make up Connecticut. The territory of the state mainly consists of forests. Closer to the south, there are marshy places and sandy beaches. Urbanization is concentrated mainly in the southwest of the state. In the northeast, the terrain is more forested and agricultural. The main official nickname of the state is connected with the fact that in 1639 the British colony of Connecticut adopted the first in the worldconstitution – “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut”.
After the American Revolutionary War, Connecticut became one of the 13 states that were the first to join the United States. Until 1875, the status of the capital of Connecticut alternated from Hartford to New Haven. It was then permanently attached to Hartford.
|City in the United States
According to COUNTRYAAH, Stamford is a city in the US state of Connecticut with a population of 117,083. It is the 187th city in the United States (2000) and the fourth city in the state of Connecticut. Its surface area is 97.6 km 2, making it the 169th city. Stamford is part of the New York metropolitan area and is located in the Connecticut Panhandle.
The headquarters of Time Warner Cable, World Wrestling Entertainment, hotel group Starwood, Pitney Bowes and Gartner are located here. American speed skater Joe Donoghue set a world speed skating hour record in Stamford in 1893. The American sitcom My Wife and Kids is set in Stamford. In 2006, much of the movie Reservation Road was shot here.
13.8% of the population is older than 65 and 28.7% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 1.7 % (2000 census figures).
About 16.8% of Stamford’s population is Hispanic and Latino, 15.4% of African origin and 5% of Asian origin.
The population increased from 108,107 in 1990 to 117,083 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -2.6 °C, in July it is 22.6 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1255.5 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
The figure below shows nearby incorporated and census-designated sites within 10 miles of Stamford.
Darien (5 km)
Norwalk (11 km)
Armonk (15 km)
Bedford (16 km)
Port Chester (13 km)
Rye Brook (13 km)
Scott’s Corners (13 km)
Notable residents of Stamford
- Ruth Aarons (1918-1980), table tennis player
- Harry Harrison (1925-2012), writer
- Chuck Arnold (1926-1997), Formula 1 driver
- Russ Martino (1932), composer, music educator, arranger, conductor and pianist
- Christopher Lloyd (1938), musical, television and film actor
- Joe Lieberman (1942), politician and vice presidential candidate for Al Gore
- Willy DeVille (1950), singer and songwriter (Mink DeVille)
- Dan Malloy (1955), Democratic politician; current governor of Connecticut and former mayor of Stamford
- Henry Simmons (1970), actor
- Daniel Madwed (1989), swimmer
- Jackie Robinson (1972), baseball player
- Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (2000), Chinese bishop
- William F Buckley Jr. (2008), conservative writer and journalist (National Review)
- Robert C. Schnitzer (2008), actor and producer
|City in the United States
(April 1, 2020)
Bridgeport is a city in the US state of Connecticut and has a population of 139,529 (Census: 2000). This makes it the 152nd city in the United States (2000). Its surface area is 41.4 km², making it the 226th largest city in the country.
11.5% of the population is older than 65 and 29% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 4.3% (2000 census figures).
About 31.9% of Bridgeport’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 30.8% of African origin and 3.3% of Asian origin.
The population decreased from 141,555 in 1990 to 139,529 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -1.7 °C, in July it is 23.2 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1058.2 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Bridgeport.
Ansonia (20 km)
George Town (21 km)
Milford (12 km)
Norwalk (21 km)
Orange (18 km)
Shelton (14 km)
West Haven (21 km)
Westport (14 km)
Woodmont (18 km)
Born in Bridgeport
- Harry Porter (1882-1965), athlete
- Robert Mitchum (1917-1997), actor
- Larry Kramer (1935-2020), (play) writer and gay activist
- Big Bill Bissonnette (1937-2018), jazz musician
- Brian Dennehy (1938-2020), actor
- John Ratzenberger (1947), actor
- Bill Smithrovich (1947), actor
- John Mayer (1977), guitarist/singer-songwriter
- Alexandra Breckenridge (1982), actress