Connecticut is part of the New England region in the Northeast. Connecticut was one of the thirteen original British colonies. The name "Connecticut" comes from an Algonquin Indian word meaning "on the long tidal river" referring to the Connecticut River.
Connecticut's 2000 population was 3.4 million. The capital is Hartford and the largest city is Bridgeport. Other large cities include Danbury, New Haven, New London, Norwich, Stamford, and Waterbury.