Vermont State Geography

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Key Facts

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Population (1994): 580,000 (49th in size)

State size: 9,614 square miles (43rd in size)

State Capital: Montpelier (named after Montpellier, France)

Major cities: Barre, Burlington, Montpelier and Rutland

Admission to union: The 14th State

Date entered the union: March 4, 1791

Origin of state name: Named from the French words meaning "Green Mountains".

Nicknames: The Green Mountain State

Bordering states: New Hampshire and New York, with Canada to the north.

State bird: Hermit Thrush

State flower: Red Clover

State tree: Sugar Maple

Motto: Vermont, Freedom and Unity


Geographic Landmarks

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The Green Mountains provide many tourist areas.
Winter in Vermont.


Points of Interest

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The changing color of the leaves is typical of fall in the north eastern United States.


Major Industries

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  Primary industries include dairy farming, forestry and mining. Mountain ski resorts and other tourist areas are also significant to the economy.


Historical Highlights

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  First explored by the French in 1609, and later by the Dutch and British. Originally call New Connecticut, it was later renamed Vermont.


Population and Culture

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Interesting Tidbits

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Links to other sites about Vermont

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Vermont State Flag


Vermont State Government home page

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