Moving to Connecticut
Connecticut (CT), nicknamed the Constitution State and The Land of Steady Habits, was the 5th state in the U.S., becoming a state on January 9, 1788. About 3,596,080 Connecticuters call this small state – 48th in size – home, and the state capital is Hartford. Bridgeport is the largest city in the state, whose main industries include agriculture, industry (especially insurance), and tourism. Other major cities include Stamford, New Haven, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich and Bristol. Bordering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Long Island Sound of the Atlantic Ocean, Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England. The state motto of Connecticut is "Qui Transtulit Sustine," which means "He Who Transplanted Still Sustains."
The state also has a long history of hosting the financial services industry, including insurance companies in Hartford and hedge funds in Fairfield County. Historically, it was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States. Much of southern and western Connecticut (along with the majority of the state's population) is part of the New York metropolitan area: three of Connecticut's eight counties are statistically included in the New York City combined statistical area, which is widely referred to as the Tri-State area.
Full of history, and steeped with learning, Connecticut is home to many top-notch universities. Connecticut was home to the nation's first law school, Litchfield Law School. Yale University, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, the University of Hartford, Post University all opened back in the 1700 and 1800s. Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy both started in the early 1900s.