|State of Vermont|
|Nickname(s): The Green Mountain State|
|Motto(s): Freedom and Unity|
|- Total||9,620 sq mi
|- 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|
|Number of people||Ranked 49th|
|- Density||67.9/sq mi (25.1/km2)
|- Average income||$45,692 (19th)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||Mount Mansfield
4,393 ft (1,340 m)
|- Average||1,000 ft (300 m)|
|- Lowest point||Lake Champlain
95 ft (29 m)
|Became part of the U.S.||March 4, 1791 (14th)|
|Governor||Phillip Scott (R)|
|U.S. Senators||Patrick Leahy (D)
Bernie Sanders (D)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4 (DST)|
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.
- "Resident Population Data". 2010.census.gov. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Retrieved November 8, 2006.
- "About Senator Leahy". leahy.senate.gov. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
- "About Bernie". sanders.senate.gov. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
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