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    Connecticut (/ k ə ˈ n ɛ t ɪ k ə t / ()) is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, second-highest level of human development behind Massachusetts, and highest median household income in the United States.

    • 5,567 sq mi (14,357 km²)
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  2. Connecticut - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The highest peak in Connecticut is Bear Mountain in Salisbury in the northwest corner of the state. The highest point is just east of where Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York meet (42° 3' N; 73° 29' W), on the southern slope of Mount Frissell, whose peak lies nearby in Massachusetts. The Connecticut River cuts through the center of the state, flowing into Long Island Sound, Connecticut's outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Further information: List of Connecticut rivers The state, although small, has regional variations in its landscape and culture from the wealthy estates of Fairfield County's "Gold Coast" to the rolling mountains and horse-farms of the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. Connecticut's rural areas and small towns in the northeast and northwest corners of the state contrast sharply with its industrial cities, located along the coastal highways from the New York border to New Haven, then northwards to Hartford, as well as further up the coast near New Londo...

    The name "Connecticut" comes from the Mohegan Indian word "Quinnehtukqut". It means "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River." The first explorer from Europe to come to Connecticut was Adriaen Block, from the Netherlands. After he explored this region in 1614, Dutch fur traders sailed up the Connecticut River (Named Versche Rivier by the Dutch) and built a fort near present-day Hartford, which they called "House of Hope" (Dutch: Huys de Hoop). The first English settlers came in 1633. They were Puritans from Massachusetts, who were led by the Reverend Thomas Hooker. They founded the Connecticut Colony. Colonies were also established at Old Saybrook and New Haven, which later became part of Connecticut. Historically important colonial settlements included: Windsor (1633), Wethersfield (1634), Saybrook (1635), Hartford (1636), New Haven (1638), and New London (1646). Because the Dutch were outnumbered by the English settlers, they left their fort in 1654. Connecticut's first...

    • January 9, 1788 (5th)
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  3. Connecticut - Wikipedia

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    Connecticut is the soothrenmaist state in the New Ingland region o the northeastren Unitit States. As o the 2010 Census, it haes the heichest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), an median hoosehaud income in the Unitit States .

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  5. Connecticut - Wikipedia

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    Ing Connecticut (/kəˈnɛtɪkət/ (help·info)) metung yang state atiu king labuad ning New England na ning pangulungaslagan United States.Ing state makasepu ya keng New York keng albugan ampong mauli (Long Island keng dyat malat), Massachusetts keng pangulu, ampong Rhode Island keng aslagan.

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  6. List of counties in Connecticut - Simple English Wikipedia ...

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    This is a list of counties in Connecticut.There are eight counties in the U.S. state of Connecticut.Four of them were formed in 1666, when the colony of Connecticut was made from a number of smaller colonies.

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    Established
    Fairfield (1666-1853) Bridgeport ...
    1666
    Hartford (1666-1960)
    1666
    Litchfield (1751-1960)
    1751
    Middletown (1785-1960)
    1785
  7. Connecticut - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

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    Hasta 1788

    La región que constituye actualmente el estado estaba habitada, antes de la llegada de los primeros exploradores europeos de la región, por diversas tribus de nativos americanos pertenecientes a la familia amerindia de los algonquinos. El primer europeo en explorar el actual Connecticut fue el neerlandés Adriaen Block, en 1614. Block reivindicó la región para el gobierno neerlandés. Los holandeses construirían un fuerte, el Fuerte Casa de la Esperanza, en 1633, donde actualmente se localiza H...

    1788 - actualidad

    Hasta la década de 1800, poseía una fuerte industria de producción de productos de consumo. La mayor parte de esta industria, sin embargo, utilizaba métodos artesanales de producción. A partir del inicio del siglo XIX, pasó por un periodo de rápida expansión industrial. En 1808, Eli Terry inventó el primer método de producción masiva de relojes del mundo. En 1810, la primera fábrica textil del estado fue inaugurada. Samuel Colt fundó una fábrica de armamento en 1836. En 1839, Charles Goodyear...

    Connecticut limita al norte con Massachusetts, al este con Rhode Island, al sur con Long Island Sound y al oeste con Nueva York. La mayor parte de su litoral no posee contacto directo con las aguas del océano Atlántico, pero sí con las aguas de Long Island Sound, estuario de numerosos ríos. El principal río que atraviesa el estado es el río Connecticut, y posee cerca de mil lagos, aunque todos sean de pequeño porte; la gran mayoría de estos lagos se formaron a través de antiguos glaciares derretidos hace miles de años. Los bosquescubren más del 60% del estado. Connecticut puede ser dividido en cinco regiones geográficas distintas: 1. Las Llanuras Costeras forman una estrecha franja de tierra, que posee entre 6 y 16 kilómetros de espesura, que se extiende a lo largo del litoral con Long Island Sound. Poseen las más pequeñas altitudes del estado, además de tener un terreno más llano y menos accidentado que las otras cuatro regiones. 2. La Meseta Occidental de Nueva Inglaterraocupa la...

    La actual Constitución de Connecticut fue adoptada en 1965. Otras constituciones anteriores fueron aprobadas en 1639 y en 1818. La Constitución de 1639 —llamada oficialmente "Mandatos Fundamentales"—, fue la primera Constitución adoptada en lo que constituye actualmente Estados Unidos. Las Enmiendas a la Constitución son propuestas por el Poder Legislativo de Connecticut, y para ser aprobadas, necesitan recibir al menos un 51% de votos favorables del Senado y de la Cámara de los Representantes del estado, y dos tercios de los votos de la población electoral de Connecticut, en un referéndum. La población del estado también puede proponer enmiendas a la Constitución a través de la recolecta de un determinado número de firmas. Cuando estas firmas son aceptadas por el gobierno, para ser aprobada, necesita recibir la aprobación de al menos un cuarto de los miembros de ambas cámaras del Poder Legislativo de Connecticut, y al menos el 51% de los votos de la población electoral. Las Enmiend...

    De acuerdo con el censo nacional de 2000 de la Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos la población de Connecticut era de 3.405.565 habitantes, un crecimiento del 3,6% en relación a la población del estado en 1990, de 3.287.116 habitantes. Una previsión realizada en 2005 estima la población del estado en 3.510.297 habitantes, un crecimiento del 6,7% en relación a la población del estado en 1990, del 3,1%, en relación a la población del estado en 2000, y del 0,3% en relación a la población estimada en 2004. El crecimiento poblacional natural entre 2000 y 2005 fue de 67.427 habitantes (222.222 nacimientos menos 154.795 fallecimientos) el crecimiento poblacional causado por la inmigraciónfue de 75.991 habitantes, mientras que la migración interestatal se incrementó en 41.718 habitantes. Entre 2000 y 2005, la población creció en 223.181 habitantes, y entre 2004 y 2005, en 11.331 habitantes. En 2004, el 11,4% de la población del estado (aproximadamente 400 mil habitantes) había nacido fu...

    El producto interior bruto fue de 187.000 millones de dólares. La renta per cápita del estado, por su parte, fue de 75.398 dólares, la mayor entre los 50 estados estadounidenses. La tasa de desempleoes del 2,9%. El sector primario supone el 1% del PIB de Connecticut. El estado posee 3.800 granjas, que ocupan cerca del 10% del estado. La agricultura y la ganadería suponen juntas el 1% del PIB del estado, y emplean aproximadamente 37 mil personas. Leche y cerezas son los principales productos producidos por la industria agropecuaria, que produce más del 25% de todas las cerezas consumidas en el país. Los efectos de la pesca y de la silvicultura son poco representativas en la economía del estado, empleando juntas cerca de dos mil personas. El valor anual de la pescaen el estado es de 28 millones de dólares. El sector secundario supone el 20% del PIB. El valor total de los productos fabricados en el estado es de 28 mil millones de dólares. Los principales productos industrializados fabr...

    Las primeras escuelas públicas de Connecticut fueron fundadas durante la década de 1650, cuando la entonces colonia inglesa ordenó que todo asentamiento con más de 50 familias ofreciera servicios educacionales —contratando una persona de la comunidad para enseñar a los niños a leer y escribir— sin que las familias necesitaran pagar directamente por tales servicios. Además de eso, la construcción de una escuela de enseñanza secundaria (high school) fue declarada obligatoria en toda ciudad con más de cien familias. Todas las instituciones educacionales necesitan seguir reglas y normas dictadas por el Departamento de Educación de Connecticut, compuesto por nueve miembros nombrados por el gobernador para mandatos de hasta cuatro años de duración. Estos nueve miembros nombran, por su parte, un décimo miembro para actuar como el comisionado de educación - Presidente del departamento - para mandatos de hasta cuatro años de duración. Este departamento controla directamente el sistema de esc...

    Transportes

    En 2002 poseía 893 kilómetros de vías ferroviarias. La compañía Amtrak suministra servicio de transporte ferroviario de pasajeros en Hartford y diversas pequeñas ciudades localizadas a lo largo del litoral del estado con el océano Atlántico. En 2003 contaba con 33.939 kilómetros de vías públicas, de los cuales 557 kilómetros eran carreteras interestatales, parte del sistema viario federal de Estados Unidos.

    Medios de comunicación

    El primer periódico de Connecticut, y el más antiguo del país aún publicado, fue el Connecticut Courant (actual Hartford Courant), que fue publicado por primera vez en 1764, en Hartford. Actualmente, cerca de 110 periódicos son publicados en el estado, de ellos, 19 son diarios. La primera estación de radio del estado fue fundada en 1922, en Hartford. La primera estación de televisión fue fundada en 1948, en New Haven. Actualmente, Connecticut posee 77 estaciones de radio —de las cuales 29 son...

    Deporte

    Los Hartford Whalers disputaron la National Hockey League desde 1979 hasta 1997, tras lo cual se mudaron de estado. Los Hartford Dark Blues disputaron la Liga Nacional de Béisbolen 1876. Los Hartford Blues jugaron la National Football League en 1926. En tanto, los New York Giants jugaron de local en el Yale Bowl de New Haven en las temporada 1973 y 1974, durante la construcción del Giants Stadium. Los Boston Celtics de la National Basketball Association jugaron algunos partidos de local en el...

    Símbolos del estado

    1. Árbol: Roble blanco (Quercus alba) 2. Apodos: 2.1. Constitution State 2.2. Arsenal of the Nation(no oficial) 2.3. Nutmeg State(no oficial) 3. Fósil: Eubrontes giganteus 4. Flor: Kalmia latifolia 5. Insecto: Mantis religiosa 6. Lema: Qui transtulit sustinet 7. Mamífero: Cachalote (Physeter macrocephalus) 8. Mineral: Granate 9. Música: Yankee Doodle 10. Pájaro: Robín americano (Turdus migratorius) 11. Pez: Sábalo americano (Alosa sapidissima) 12. Eslogan: Full of Surprises(Lleno de sorpresas)

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  8. Hartford, Connecticut - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

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    Colonial Hartford

    The first Europeans known to have explored the area were the Dutch. They were led by Adriaen Block. They sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614. Dutch fur traders from New Amsterdam came back in 1623. They wanted to build a trading post and fortify the area for the Dutch West India Company. The first place was on the south bank of the Park River. This would have been in the present-day Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood. This fort was called Fort Hoop or the "House of Hope." In 1633, Jacob Van...

    19th century

    Throughout the 19th century, Hartford's number of people, economic productivity, cultural influence, and political power continued to grow. The Industrial Revolutionin Hartford in the mid-1800s made it one of the wealthiest per capita in United States. On December 15, 1814, people from the five New England states (Maine was still part of Massachusetts at that time) came together at the Hartford Convention. Unhappy about the War of 1812, they discussed New England possibly breaking awayfrom th...

    20th century

    On the week of April 12, 1909, the Connecticut River reached a record high floodstage of 24.5 feet (7.47 meters) above the low water mark. This flooded Hartford. It did a lot of damage. On July 6, 1944, one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States happened in Hartford. It happened at a performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. It became known as the Hartford Circus Fire. After World War II, many people from Puerto Ricomoved to Hartford. Riverfro...

    The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2). Of that, 17.3 square miles (45 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (3.67%) is water.

    Hartford has a strong mayor-council government. In 2003, Hartford voted to have a mayor-council system. They had a council-manager form for more than 50 years. Mayor Eddie Perez was first elected in 2001. He was re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2003. He was the first strong mayor elected under the new government system. He is credited with lowering crime, reforming the school system, and helping the economy in the city. However, his reputation was hurt by accusations of corruption. The current mayor is Luke Bronin. Connecticut cities provide almost all local services such as fire and rescue, education, and snow removal. This is because county government no longer exists in Connecticut since 1960. In 2008, Hartford passed a law that gives services to all residents no matter what their immigration was. That law also stops police from arresting people only because of their immigration status. It also stops police from asking about a person's immigration status. In 2016, Hartford said...

    Hartford is an important place for medical care, research, and education. In Hartford itself, the city has Hartford Hospital, The Institute of Living, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center (which merged in 1990 with Mount Sinai Hospital). In March 2018, Infosyssaid they would open a new technology innovation hub in Hartford. This would create up to 1,000 jobs by 2022. The Hartford technology innovation hub will focus on three key things- insurance, healthcare and manufacturing. Local unemployment is high in Hartford compared to other cities, the state, and the nation. Hartford's unemployment rate of 7.5% in the fall of 2018 was the highest of the four biggest cities in Connecticut.As a whole, Connecticut's unemployment rate remains above 5% while the National rate hovers just under 4%.

    The daily Hartford Courant newspaper is the United States's oldest continuously published newspaper. It was created in 1764. A weekly newspaper called the Hartford Advocate also serves Hartford and the surrounding area. Other newspapers include the Hartford Business Journal ("Greater Hartford's Business Weekly") and the weekly Hartford News. The Hartford region also has some magazines. They include the Hartford Magazine, a monthly lifestyle magazine serving Greater Hartford; CT Cottages & Gardens; Connecticut Business, a monthly magazine serving all of Connecticut; and Home Living CT,a home and garden magazine published five times per year. The Hartford/New Haven televisionmarket is the 29th biggest media market in the U.S.

    Colleges and universities

    Hartford has many famous institutions such as Trinity College.

    Primary and secondary education

    Hartford Public Schools runs the public school system. Hartford Public High School, the nation's second-oldest high school, is in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. The Connecticut Department of Education says that Hartford's high school graduation rate reached 71 percent in 2013.

    Highways

    I-84 and I-91intersect in downtown Hartford.

    Rail

    Amtrak provides service from Hartford to Vermont via Springfield and southward to New Haven. The station also has many bus companies.

    Airports

    Bradley International Airport (BDL) is in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. It has more than 150 flights every day. Those flights go to over 30 different places on 9 airlines. Connecticut Transitprovides bus service between Bradley International Airport and downtown Hartford. Other airports serving the Hartford area include: 1. Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD), located in Hartford off I-91and close to Wethersfield; has charter and local flights 2. Westover Metropolitan Airport (CEF), located in Chic...

    The first American cookbook was American Cookery, The Art of Dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry, and Vegetables by Amelia Simons, was published in Hartford by Hudson & Goodwin in 1796. It was also the first cookbook to have recipes for squash and cornmeal. It also had the first published recipe for pumpkin pie. It influenced a generation of American baking with a recipe for leavening bread with pearl ash.The full text of the book is available online. Hartford got praise from Food and Wineas "a foodie destination". Hartford has many seasonal farmers' markets. The Hartford Regional Market is the biggest market between New York City and Boston.

    The Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League plays ice hockey at the XL Centerin downtown Hartford. As of 2019, Hartford has a USL team. They play in the 9,600 seat Dillon Stadium.

    Hartford has had historically important people, such as dictionary author Noah Webster (1758–1843), inventor Sam Colt (1814–62), and American financier and industrialist J.P. Morgan(1837–1913). Some of America's most famous authors lived in Hartford, including Mark Twain (1835–1910). He moved to Hartford in 1874. Twain's next-door neighbor at Nook Farm was Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–96). Poet Wallace Stevens (1879–1955) was an insurance executive in Hartford. World War II correspondent Lyn Crost(1915–97) lived in Hartford.

  9. Danbury, Connecticut - Wikipedia

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    Danbury is nicknamed the "Hat City" because it was the center of the American hat industry for a period in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The mineral danburite is named for Danbury while the city itself is named for Danbury in Essex, England. Danbury is home to Danbury Hospital, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury Fair Mall and Danbury Municipal Airport. In November 2015, USA Today ranked Danbury as the second best city to live in the United States.

    Danbury was settled by colonists in 1685, when eight families moved from what are now Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut. The Danbury area was then called Pahquioque by its namesake, the Algonquian-speaking Pahquioque Native Americans, who occupied lands along the Still River. Bands were often identified by such geographic designation but they were associated with the larger nation by culture and language. One of the original settlers in Danbury was Samuel Benedict, who bought land from the Paqui

    According to the United States Census Bureau, Danbury has a total area of 44.3 square miles, of which 42.1 square miles is land and 2.2 square miles, or 4.94%, is water. The city is located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains on low-lying land just south of Candlewood Lake. It developed along the Still River, which flows generally from west to east through the city before joining the Housatonic River. The city's terrain includes rolling hills and not-very-tall mountains to the west and n

    Danbury Public Schools operates most public schools, with Danbury High School belonging to the district. The other public high school, Henry Abbott Technical High School, is within the Connecticut Technical High School System. Each high school is grades 9 through 12. An alternati

    Danbury is the site of a low-security men's and women's prison, the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, located near the border with New Fairfield. Built in the 1940s to house men, the facility was converted to a women's prison in 1994 to address a shortage of beds for low-

    Danbury is the terminus of the Danbury branch line of the MTA Metro-North Railroad which begins in Norwalk. The line was first built by the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad which was later bought by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. Danbury was an important junctio

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  10. The Haunting in Connecticut - Wikipedia

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    2009 American film directed by Peter Cornwell The Haunting in Connecticut Theatrical release poster Directed byPeter Cornwell Produced byPaul Brooks Andrew Trapani Daniel Farrands Wendy Rhoads Written byAdam Simon Tim Metcalfe StarringVirginia Madsen Kyle Gallner Martin Donovan Amanda Crew Elias Koteas Music byRobert J. Kral CinematographyAdam Swica Edited byTom Elkins Production companies Gold Circle Films Integrated Films Distributed byLionsgate Release date March 27, 2009 Running time 102 min

    In 1987, Sara Campbell is driving her son Matt home from the hospital where he has been undergoing cancer treatments. Sara and her husband Peter, a recovering alcoholic, discuss finding a rental house closer to the hospital. On another hospital visit, Sara finds a man putting up a “For Rent” sign in front of a large house. The man is frustrated and offers her the first month free if she will rent it immediately. The following day, Peter arrives with Matt's brother Billy and cousins ...

    Promotional material for the film claimed that it was "based on true events" experienced by the Snedeker family of Southington, Connecticut in 1986. Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed that the Snedeker house was a former funeral home where morticians regularly practiced necromancy, and that there were "powerful" supernatural "forces at work" that were cured by an exorcism. Carmen Snedeker's claims of haunting by an "evil entity" and subsequent exorcism were dramatized in episodes of the television s

    Filming began on September 10, 2007 in Teulon and Winnipeg, Canada, and finished on 16 December 2007; it took roughly around three months to complete the filming. The film was released on March 27, 2009 in the UK, USA, and Canada. The film was later released over the course of nine months to other countries, and was shown at the Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival the April following domestic release.

    The Haunting in Connecticut debuted in the number one position on the DVD and Blu-ray charts with 1.5 million units sold. Rentrak reported that the DVD release of The Haunting in Connecticut was No. 1 in DVD sales for the week ending July 19, 2009. The extended version DVD includes a commentary with Director Peter Cornwell, co-writer Adam Simon, producer Andrew Trapani, and editor Tom Elkins, a second commentary with the director and actors Virginia Madsen and Kyle Gallner, deleted scenes with o

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