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Vermont State Profile

by Vishul Malik

Where is Vermont? Vermont is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north by Quebec; on the east by…

Where is Vermont?

Vermont is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north by Quebec; on the east by New Hampshire; on the south by Massachusetts; and on the west by New York.

What is the capital of Vermont?

Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. The city houses the seat of the legislative branch of Vermont government, the Vermont State House.

What is the largest city in Vermont?

Burlington is the largest city in Vermont with a total area of 15.5 square miles. The city had a n estimated population of 42,417 in 2010.

What is the nickname of Vermont?

The official nickname of Vermont is the “Green Mountain State.” The name is a reference to the beautiful geography of the state that includes the picturesque Green Mountains.

How big is Vermont?

Covering a total area of 9,620 square miles, Vermont is the fifth-smallest state in the United States.

Who are the political leaders of Vermont?

Governor – Peter Shumlin
Lieutenant Governor – Phillip Scott

What is the official language of Vermont?

English is the official language of Vermont. Spanish and French are the other languages spoken in the state.

What is the official religion of Vermont?

Christianity is the official and the most practiced religion in Vermont. Roman Catholicism is the largest denomination followed by Protestantism and the Methodist Church. There are a number of Buddhists and Muslims in the state as well.

What is the economy of Vermont like?

Agriculture, machinery, textiles, food -processing, and cottage industries are the major sectors of the economy of Vermont. The gross domestic product of the state in 2010 stood at $26,400 million while the per capita income was $40,283. The state had an unemployment rate of 6.2 percent in 2010. Manufacturing is the largest sector contributing over $1 billion to the state annually. Health services, tourism and finance boost the economy.

When did Vermont achieve statehood?

The first permanent European settlement in Vermont was established in 1724 at Fort Dummer. The state was passed on to the British with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

Negotiations for separate state began in Vermont in 1777. After much negotiations and meetings, Vermont was admitted to the Union as the fourteenth state on March 4, 1791.

What are the famous places in Vermont?

There are many unique places and attractions in the state of Vermont. The Fort Drummer State Park, Crystal Beach, Bennington Museum, Shelburne Museum, Stellafane Observatory, Silver Lake, and the Burton Island State Park are the major attractions in the state.

What are the state symbols of Vermont?

  • State Animal:

    The Morgan Horse (Equus cabullus morganensis) is the official state animal of Vermont. It was adopted as the state animal in 1961.

  • State Bird:

    Vermont designated the hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) the official state bird in 1941.

  • State Tree:

    The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is the official state tree of Vermont. It was designated the state tree in 1949. It is also known as hard maple or rock maple tree.

  • State Flower:

    The red clover (Trifolium pratense) was designated the state flower of Vermont in 1894.

  • State Flag:

    The official state flag of Vermont was adopted in 1923. The flag has a field of deep-blue on which is the coat-of-arms. The coat-of-arms features a large pine tree, a cow, bales of hay, and sheaves of wheat with the mountains in the background. Below on a red ribbon is written the state motto “Freedom and Unity.”

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