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State of Vermont
Flag of VermontOfficial seal of Vermont
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
Anthem: These Green Mountains
Map of the United States with Vermont highlighted
Map of the United States with Vermont highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodVermont Republic
Admitted to the UnionMarch 4, 1791 (14th)
CapitalMontpelier
Largest cityBurlington
Largest metroGreater Burlington
Government
 • GovernorPhil Scott (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorDavid Zuckerman (P)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsPatrick Leahy (D)
Bernie Sanders (I)[1]
U.S. House delegationPeter Welch (D) (list)
Area
 • Total9,616 sq mi (24,923 km2)
 • Land9,250 sq mi (23,957.39 km2)
 • Water382 sq mi (989 km2)  4.1%
Area rank45th
Elevation
1,000 ft (300 m)
Highest elevation4,395 ft (1,340 m)
Lowest elevation95 to 100 ft (29 to 30 m)
Population
 • Total623,989 (2,019)
 • Rank49th
 • Density67.7/sq mi (26.1/km2)
 • Density rank30th
 • Median household income
$57,513[5]
 • Income rank
28th
Language
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
USPS abbreviation
VT
ISO 3166 codeUS-VT
Trad. abbreviationVt.
Latitude42°44′ N to 45°1′ N
Longitude71°28′ W to 73°26′ W
Websitewww.vermont.gov
Vermont State symbols
Flag of Vermont.svg
The Flag of Vermont.

Vermont state seal.svg
The Seal of Vermont.

Animate insignia
Amphibian Northern leopard frog
Rana pipiens
Bird(s) Hermit thrush
Catharus guttatus
Fish Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
Walleye
Sander vitreous vitreous
Flower(s) Red clover
Trifolium pratense
Insect Western honey bee
Apis mellifera
Mammal(s) Morgan horse
Reptile Painted turtle
Tree Sugar maple
Acer saccharum

Inanimate insignia
Beverage Milk
Food Apple pie
Fossil Beluga whale[6]
Gemstone Grossular garnet
Mineral Talc
Soil Tunbridge

Route marker(s)
Vermont Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of Vermont
Released in 2001

Lists of United States state insignia

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 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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