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Vermont

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Location of Vermont State


Capital: Montpelier

Population: 626,011 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Burlington, Essex, South Burlington, Colchester, Rutland

Borders: New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Canada

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $27,296 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including apples, maple syrup, cattle, sheep, and dairy products
Electronics, paper, granite, lumber, and tourism

How Vermont got its name: Vermont is derived from two French words mont and vert meaning green mountain. The name was suggested by Dr. Thomas Young in 1777.

Atlas of Vermont State
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Vermont State Symbols

State Nickname: Green Mountain State

State Slogan: Vermont, naturally

State Motto: Vermont, Freedom and Unity

State flower: Red Clover

State bird: Hermit Thrush

State fish: Brook Trout (cold water), Walleye Pike (warm water)

State tree: Sugar Maple

State mammal: Morgan horse

State foods: Apple, Apple Pie

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Friday, March 4, 1791

Number admitted: 14

Prior Name: Province of New York, Vermont Republic

Postal Abbreviation: VT

Vermont State Map


The Geography of Vermont

Total Size: 9,250 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Lake Champlain at 95 feet (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Mt. Mansfield at 4,393 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Chittenden (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Washington County approx. 3 miles east of Roxbury (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 14 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Lake Champlain, Lake Bomoseen, Connecticut River

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Professional Sports Teams

There are no major professional sports franchises in Vermont.

Geography >> US States>> Vermont History

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