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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
|The Green Mountains provide many tourist areas.|
|Winter in Vermont.|
|The changing color of the leaves is typical of fall in the north eastern United States.|
|Primary industries include dairy farming, forestry and mining. Mountain ski resorts and other tourist areas are also significant to the economy.|
|First explored by the French in 1609, and later by the Dutch and British. Originally call New Connecticut, it was later renamed Vermont.|
Vermont State Flag
|Vermont State Government home page|
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