|Coordinates: Coordinates: 44°28′0″N 73°9′0″W / 44.46667°N 73.15000°W|
|• Mayor||Miro Weinberger|
|• City||15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2)|
|• Land||10.6 sq mi (27.4 km2)|
|• Water||12.7 sq mi (12.7 km2)|
|Elevation||200 ft (61 m)|
|• Density||3,682.0/sq mi (1,421.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Burlington is a city in the American state of Vermont. It is the county seat of Chittenden County. Burlington was first settled in 1783. It became a city in 1865.
Population[change | change source]
Burlington is Vermont's largest city. It has a population of about 40,000 people. It is the smallest American city that is also the largest in its state. Burlington has a metropolitan population of about 210,000.
Geography[change | change source]
The city is located on the east bank of Lake Champlain. Burlington has an area of about 15.5 sq miles. It sits at an elevation of 200 feet. The suburb of Shelburne is 7 miles nearby Burlington.
Notable residents[change | change source]
- Grace Coolidge, wife of Calvin Coolidge and First Lady of the U.S.
- Howard Dean, Former Chairman of the Democratic Party, former presidential candidate in 2004, and former Governor of Vermont.
- Bernie Sanders, current United States senator of Vermont, former Mayor of Burlington, and 2016 United States presidential election candidate.
Education[change | change source]
- Burlington College, private non-profit liberal arts college. Closed in May 2016.
Sister Cities[change | change source]
- United States Mississippi, Moss Point,
- Nicaragua Puerto Cabezas, 1984
- Russia Yaroslavl, 1988
- Palestine Bethlehem and Israel Arad 1991
- Japan Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, 2008
Although there is no formal twinning agreement, Burlington takes part in the annual Burlington International Games with
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website of the City of Burlington Archived 2011-12-01 at the Wayback Machine
- City of Burlington Sister Cities[permanent dead link]
- WikiBurlington Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
- Elevation data: USGS—City of Burlington, VT