What is Connecticut Known for?

Connecticut is located in the New England region of the northeastern US.  

Connecticut has a professional Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team, the Connecticut Sun, and some minor league baseball and other sports teams.

Main cities

Connecticut’s state capital is Hartford and its three largest cities are Bridgeport (pop. 144,900), Newhaven (pop. 130,418), and Stamford (pop. 129,775).

The Connecticut River is the longest river in the state, with other major rivers including the Housatonic River, and the Thames River.


Connecticut has a large number of buildings of historical and/or cultural interest.

Famous buildings

Connecticut has a particularly rich offering of music, history and art right across the state, with a selection of world-class museums, galleries, theaters and other venues.

The largest festival in New England, drawing +20,000 attendees each year for a 3-day international, regional and local jazz extravaganza.

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

The Mystic Seaport Museum hosts ongoing maritime research activities and offers outreach to local children including sailing and history classes.

Mystic Seaport

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