Montpelier // is a city in the U.S. state of Vermont that serves as the state capital. It is also the shire town (county seat) of Washington County. As the capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the site of the Vermont State House, the 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. By population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States. The Vermont History Museum and Vermont College of Fine Arts are in Montpelier.
The Vermont State House, Montpelier's best-known landmark
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
|Named for||Montpellier, France|
|• Mayor||Anne Watson|
|• City Manager||William J. Fraser|
|• Total||10.3 sq mi (26.6 km2)|
|• Land||10.2 sq mi (26.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||600 ft (182 m)|
|• Total||7,855 (city proper)|
|• Density||739.9/sq mi (302.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
05601-05604, 05609, 05620, 05633
|GNIS feature ID||1461834|
The state legislature made Montpelier the state capital in 1805.
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- Title 24, Part I, Chapter 1, §13, Vermont Statutes. Accessed 2007-11-01.
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- "Montpelier History". Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved November 26, 2011.