Connecticut

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.  Connecticut is also often grouped along with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-State Area.  It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital city is Hartford, and its most populous city is Bridgeport.  The state is named for the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state.  The word “Connecticut” is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for “long tidal river”.

Cities, Towns, and Counties

  • Hartford
  • Westport