The state of Connecticut is situated along the Atlantic Ocean and is bordered by New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It covers an area of 4,844 square miles and has a population of 3,510,297 (as of 2005). Hartford is not only the name of the stateís capital but also claims title to one of the oldest insurance companies in the U.S. Industry includes the production of submarines, weapons, jet engines and helicopters. Connecticut is New Englandís largest egg producer and the nationís second largest provider of oysters. Tourists enjoy the beauty of the Long Island Sound shoreline as well as itís rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War.