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STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
SITUATION AND EXTENT.-Between 41° and 41° 2′ north latitude, and 3° 20′ and 5° east longitude from Washington. Bounded on the north by Massachusetts; south by Long Island Sound; east by Rhode Island; west by New York. This state stretches ninety miles along the sea coast. The Massachusetts line of boundary is seventy-two, and that which separates it from Rhode Island is forty-five miles long. Area-4000 square miles, or 2,560,000 acres.
Mountains.-The Toghconnuc chain of mountains runs northward from Ridgefield, between the western boundary of the state and the Housatonic river. On
So named from the river which traverses the state, formerly written Quonectiquot, and signifying Long River.
The name of New England was applied to all that portion of the United States' territory which lies eastward of the river Hudson, including the five states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.