Entered the Union: January 9, 1788
As the: 5th state
Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
Nicknames: The Constitution State, the Nutmeg State
Flower: Mountain Laurel
Bird: American Robin
Song: "Yankee Doodle"
Origin of Name: From the Native American word "quinnehtukqut," meaning "beside the long tidal river"
Points of Interest: The Long Island Sound shoreline, the P.T. Barnum Museum, Mark Twain's home in Hartford
Bordering States: New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.