Geography & Demographics
||Total (Land + Water): 9,614 sq miles; Land Only: 9,250 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
||Eastern Time Zone|
||Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York|
|Highest Point||Mount Mansfield, 4,395 feet|
|State Population (2015)||626,042|
|State Population Density||67.7 people / square mile|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
South Burlington (17,904)
Government & Legislature
|State Amphibian||Northern leopard frog|
|State Animal||Morgan horse|
|State Butterfly||Monarch butterfly|
|State Cold-Water Fish||Brook trout|
||Red clover |
|State Fossil||The beluga skeleton|
|State Gem||Grossular garnet|
||Freedom and Unity|
||Green Mountain State|
|State Pie||Apple pie|
|State Reptile||Painted turtle|
|State Soil||Tunbridge soil series|
|State Song||"These Green Mountains"|
|State Stone||Marble, granite, and slate|
|State Warm-Water Fish||Walleye|
United States Presidents
- Chester A. Arthur (21st President)
- Calvin Coolidge (30th President)
Famous People Born In Vermont
Nobel Prize Winners
- Donald J. Cram (Chemistry, 1987)
- Jody Williams (Peace, 1997)
Vermont Fun Facts
- Vermont's name is derived from two French words–vert ("green") and mont ("mountain"). French explorer Samuel de Champlain first gave the name "Verd Mont" to Vermont's Green Mountains on his 1647 map.
- Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.
- Until 1996, Vermont was the only state without a Walmart.
- Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.
- Vermont does not have any skyscraper. Vermont is the only state that does not have any buildings taller than 124 feet.
- Vermont is one of four states that were once independent nations (Texas, California, and Hawaii are the other three). Vermont was known as Republic of New Connecticut between 1777 and 1791.
- On May 5, 1978, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened their first Ben & Jerry’s shop in an old gas station in Burlington, Vermont.
- On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont, became the first person in the United States to file and to be granted a patent.
- The socket wrench was invented by J. J. Richardson of Woodstock, Vermont, who received a patent on June 18, 1863.
This page was last updated on August 28, 2016.