portions of Connecticut have a humid continental
climate, while other parts, especially the Connecticut
shoreline (southern four counties), have a humid
subtropical climate with seasonal extremes tempered by
proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
2,600,601 Connecticuters (81.7% of the resident
population five years old and older, down from 84.8% in
1990) spoke only English at home.
The pound was the currency of
Connecticut until 1793. Initially, the British pound
circulated along with foreign currencies. This was
supplemented by local paper money from 1709. Although
the local currency was denominated in pounds, shillings
and pence, it was worth less than sterling, with 1
Connecticut shilling = 9 pence sterling.