- Hartford; 124,558
- 5,543 square miles (14,357 square kilometers)
- Per Capita Income:
- U.S. $42,829
- Date Statehood Achieved:
- January 9, 1788
The industrious colonial Yankee would be at home today in this business-minded state with the nation's second highest per capita income. Many firms whose products include robotic and fiber-optic equipment have their corporate headquarters in Stamford. Hartford, the nation's insurance capital, rises above the cleaned-up Connecticut River, again a spawning ground for Atlantic salmon. Hartford is also home to the Hartford Courant, the oldest (1764) newspaper in the U.S. that is still being published.
- Industry: Transportation equipment, metal products, machinery, electrical equipment, printing and publishing, scientific instruments
- Agriculture: Nursery stock, dairy products, poultry, eggs, shellfish
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition
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