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Geography & Demographics

State Abbreviation VT
State Capital Montpelier
State Size Total (Land + Water): 9,614 sq miles; Land Only: 9,250 sq miles
Number of Counties 14
Time Zone Eastern Time Zone
Bordering States Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Highest PointMount Mansfield, 4,395 feet
National ParksNone
State Population (2015)626,042
State Population Density67.7 people / square mile
Area Codes 802
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Burlington (42,417)
Essex (19,587)
South Burlington (17,904)
Colchester (17,067)
Rutland (16,495)

Government & Legislature

Statehood March 4, 1791
Electoral Votes3
State Flag Vermont State Flag
GovernorOfficial Vermont Governor Website
U. S. SenatorsList of U. S. Senators From Vermont
U. S. RepresentativesList of U. S. Representatives From Vermont
State SenatorsList of Vermont State Senators
State RepresentativesList of Vermont State Representatives
State GovernmentOfficial Site
State ConstitutionVermont State Constitution
Road ConditionsVermont Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date August 6, 2001

State Symbols

State AmphibianNorthern leopard frog
State AnimalMorgan horse
State BeverageMilk
State Bird Hermit thrush
State ButterflyMonarch butterfly
State Cold-Water FishBrook trout
State Flower Red clover
State FossilThe beluga skeleton
State GemGrossular garnet
State InsectHoneybee
State MineralTalc
State Motto Freedom and Unity
State Nickname Green Mountain State
State PieApple pie
State ReptilePainted turtle
State SoilTunbridge soil series
State Song"These Green Mountains"
State StoneMarble, granite, and slate
State Tree Sugar maple
State Warm-Water FishWalleye

Sports Teams

Major Sports Teams None
NCAA Division I Schools University of Vermont (America East)


State Gas Tax$0.3046 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$3.08 / Pack

Popular Tourist Attractions

Famous People Born In Vermont

Nobel Prize Winners

  • Donald J. Cram (Chemistry, 1987)
  • Jody Williams (Peace, 1997)

United States Presidents

  • Chester A. Arthur (21st President)
  • Calvin Coolidge (30th President)

Baseball Hall Of Fame Players

  • Carlton Fisk (Catcher. Inducted in 2000)

Famous Actors And Actresses

  • Orson Bean
  • Zosia Mamet
  • Gabriel Mann

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.

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