Montpelier, Vermont

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Montpelier, Vermont
The Vermont State House, the third on this site, was completed in 1859
Coordinates: 44°15′59″N 72°34′18.98″W / 44.26639°N 72.5719389°W / 44.26639; -72.5719389Coordinates: 44°15′59″N 72°34′18.98″W / 44.26639°N 72.5719389°W / 44.26639; -72.5719389
Country United States
State Vermont
County Washington County
Government
 • Mayor John Hollar
Area
 • Total 10.3 sq mi (27 km2)
 • Land 10.2 sq mi (26 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (182 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,035 (city proper)
 • Density 784.0/sq mi (302.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Montpelier /mɒntˈpliər/[1] is a city in the U.S. state of Vermont that serves as the state capital. It is also the shire town[2] (county seat)[3] of Washington County. As the capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the site of the Vermont State House, seat of the legislative branch of Vermont government. The Vermont State House has a golden dome. The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census.[4] By population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States.[5] The Vermont History Museum and Vermont College of Fine Arts are in Montpelier.

The state legislature made Montpelier the state capital in 1805.[6]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Montpelier - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  2. Title 24, Part I, Chapter 1, §13, Vermont Statutes. Accessed 2007-11-01.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Montpelier (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/50/5046000.html. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  5. Smallest capital city plans big MLK celebration. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  6. "Montpelier History". Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. http://www.central-vt.com/towns/history/HstMont.htm. Retrieved November 26, 2011.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Main Street in downtown Montpelier