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State of Vermont
Flag of Vermont State seal of Vermont
Flag of Vermont Great Seal of Vermont
Nickname(s): The Green Mountain State
Motto(s): Freedom and Unity
Map of the United States with Vermont highlighted
Official language None
Capital Montpelier
Largest city Burlington
Area Ranked 45th
 • Total 9,620 sq mi
(24,923 km2)
 • Width 80 miles (130 km)
 • Length 160 miles (260 km)
 • % water 3.8
 • Latitude 42°44'N to 45°0'43"N
 • Longitude 71°28'W to 73°26'W
Population Ranked 49th
 • Total 625,741[1]
 • Density 67.9/sq mi  (25.1/km2)
Ranked 32nd
 • Median household income $45,692 (19th)
 • Highest point Mount Mansfield[2]
4,393 ft (1,340 m)
 • Mean 1,000 ft  (300 m)
 • Lowest point Lake Champlain[2]
95 ft (29 m)
Admission to Union March 4, 1791 (14th)
Governor Phillip Scott (R)
Lieutenant Governor {{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
Legislature {{{Legislature}}}
 • Upper house {{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house {{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D)[3]
Bernie Sanders (D)[4]
U.S. House delegation List
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4 (DST)
ISO 3166 US-VT
Abbreviations VT

Vermont is a state in the United States. Its capital is the city of Montpelier, and its largest city is Burlington.

The states that border Vermont are Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.

Vermont was home to the Abenaki and Iroquois Native American groups until France took control of the area when it was building colonies. Great Britain gained control after winning the French and Indian War. It is known for being one of only four states to be an independent nation before joining the United States. It was not a part of the 13 colonies and instead joined as the 14th state. Vermont became a state in 1791. It is world-renowned for its maple syrup industry, and many tourists go to see brilliant colors the trees become in the fall months. The tourism industry has become quite successful, with many tourists coming every year.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Resident Population Data". Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Retrieved November 8, 2006.
  3. "About Senator Leahy". Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  4. "About Bernie". Retrieved January 20, 2011.