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ID: 7007159
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Connecticut (state)  Connecticut (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 072 50 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -72.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Originally inhabited by 16 tribes of Algonquian Indians; Dutchman, A Block, was first European in the area; English arrived in 1633, battled with Amerindians & Dutch; area provided supplies for Revolution; characterized today by rural & shore communities.

Names:
Connecticut (preferred,C,V)  ............ derived from Amerindian word, first applied to the Connecticut River
CT (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Connecticut (state)  ............  Connecticut (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since January 9, 1788
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Hartford .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Connecticut, Hartford county) [7013695]

Sources and Contributors:
Connecticut..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:200-201
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:271 ff.
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000307
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
CT..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 200-201; 1:200-201
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 271 ff.; 29:271 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000307
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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