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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
Number of people Ranked 49th
 - Total 625,741[1]
 - Density 67.9/sq mi  (25.1/km2)
Ranked 32nd
 - Average income $45,692 (19th)
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Mount Mansfield[2]
4,393 ft (1,340 m)
 - Average 1,000 ft  (300 m)
 - Lowest point Lake Champlain[2]
95 ft (29 m)
Became part of the U.S. March 4, 1791 (14th)
Governor Peter Shumlin[3]
U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D)[4]
Bernie Sanders (I)[5]
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4 (DST)
Abbreviations VT, US-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 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.

Related pages


  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 The Governor". Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  4. "About Senator Leahy". Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  5. "About Bernie". Retrieved January 20, 2011.