Connecticut

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Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States.wikipedia
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Fairfield County, Connecticut

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The state also has a long history of hosting the financial services industry, including insurance companies in Hartford and hedge funds in Fairfield County. The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.
Fairfield County is an affluent county in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Massachusetts

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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. 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.
It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west.

Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Thomas Hooker led a band of followers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony.
The territory nominally administered by the colony covered much of central New England, including portions of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

Long Island Sound

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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.
Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying between the eastern shores of The Bronx, New York City, southern Westchester County, and Connecticut to the north, and the North Shore of Long Island, to the south.

Thames River (Connecticut)

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The Connecticut River, Thames River, and ports along Long Island Sound have given Connecticut a strong maritime tradition which continues today.
The Thames River is a short river and tidal estuary in the state of Connecticut.

Connecticut Colony

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Thomas Hooker led a band of followers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony.
The Connecticut Colony or Colony of Connecticut, originally known as the Connecticut River Colony or simply the River Colony, was an English colony in North America that became the state of Connecticut.

Waterbury, Connecticut

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The state capital and fourth largest city is Hartford, and other major cities and towns (by population) include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, and Bristol.
Waterbury (nicknamed "The Brass City") is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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The state capital and fourth largest city is Hartford, and other major cities and towns (by population) include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, and Bristol. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport.
Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Stamford, Connecticut

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The state capital and fourth largest city is Hartford, and other major cities and towns (by population) include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, and Bristol. The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

Thomas Hooker

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Thomas Hooker led a band of followers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony.
Called today "the Father of Connecticut", Rev. Thomas Hooker was a towering figure in the early development of colonial New England.

New York (state)

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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.
The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east.

New Britain, Connecticut

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The state capital and fourth largest city is Hartford, and other major cities and towns (by population) include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, and Bristol.
New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

Norwalk, Connecticut

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The state capital and fourth largest city is Hartford, and other major cities and towns (by population) include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, and Bristol. The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.
Norwalk was settled in 1649, and is now the sixth most populous city in Connecticut.

Northwest Hills (Connecticut)

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Despite Connecticut's relatively small size, it features wide regional variations in its landscape; for example, in the northwestern Litchfield Hills, it features rolling mountains and horse farms, whereas in areas to the east of New Haven along the coast, the landscape features coastal marshes, beaches, and large scale maritime activities.
The Northwest Hills (also known as the Litchfield Hills or Northwest Highlands) are a geographic region of the U.S. state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state.

Salisbury, Connecticut

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The highest peak in Connecticut is Bear Mountain in Salisbury in the northwest corner of the state.
Salisbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States of the New York metropolitan area.

New England

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Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States.
New England is a geographical region composed of six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

History of Connecticut

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This irregularity in the boundary is the result of territorial disputes in the late 17th century, culminating with New York giving up its claim to the area, whose residents considered themselves part of Connecticut, in exchange for an equivalent area extending northwards from Ridgefield to the Massachusetts border, as well as undisputed claim to Rye, New York.
The U.S. state of Connecticut began as three distinct settlements of Puritans from Massachusetts and England; they combined under a single royal charter in 1663.

Darien, Connecticut

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The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.
Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 37 miles northeast of New York City.

New Canaan, Connecticut

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The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.
New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

Ridgefield, Connecticut

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This irregularity in the boundary is the result of territorial disputes in the late 17th century, culminating with New York giving up its claim to the area, whose residents considered themselves part of Connecticut, in exchange for an equivalent area extending northwards from Ridgefield to the Massachusetts border, as well as undisputed claim to Rye, New York.
Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

Mount Frissell

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.
Mount Frissell, 2454 ft, located on the border of southwest Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut, is a prominent peak of the Taconic Range.

Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor

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Areas maintained by the National Park Service include Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, and Weir Farm National Historic Site.
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is located in northeastern Connecticut and portions of Massachusetts.

Wilton, Connecticut

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The southwestern border of Connecticut where it abuts New York State is marked by a panhandle in Fairfield County, containing the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, and parts of Norwalk and Wilton.
Wilton is a town in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut in the United States.

Appalachian Trail

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Areas maintained by the National Park Service include Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, and Weir Farm National Historic Site.
It passes through 14 states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Coventry, Connecticut

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Connecticut's record high temperature is 106 F which occurred in Danbury on July 15, 1995; the record low is -32 F which occurred in the Northwest Hills Falls Village on February 16, 1943, and Coventry on January 22, 1961.
Coventry is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States.