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Vermont

state of the United States of America

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

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 languageNone
CapitalMontpelier
Largest cityBurlington
AreaRanked 45th
 • Total9,620 sq mi
(24,923 km2)
 • Width80 miles (130 km)
 • Length160 miles (260 km)
 • % water3.8
 • Latitude42°44'N to 45°0'43"N
 • Longitude71°28'W to 73°26'W
PopulationRanked 49th
 • Total625,741[1]
 • Density67.9/sq mi  (25.1/km2)
Ranked 32nd
 • Median household income$45,692 (19th)
Elevation
 • Highest pointMount Mansfield[2]
4,393 ft (1,340 m)
 • Mean1,000 ft  (300 m)
 • Lowest pointLake Champlain[2]
95 ft (29 m)
Admission to UnionMarch 4, 1791 (14th)
GovernorPhillip Scott (R)
Lieutenant Governor{{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
Legislature{{{Legislature}}}
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. SenatorsPatrick Leahy (D)[3]
Bernie Sanders (D)[4]
U.S. House delegationList
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4 (DST)
ISO 3166US-VT
AbbreviationsVT
Websitewww.vermont.gov

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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  1. "Resident Population Data". 2010.census.gov. 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". leahy.senate.gov. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  4. "About Bernie". sanders.senate.gov. Retrieved January 20, 2011.