- Geographical Region: Northeast
- Size: 9615 sq.mi., 45th rank overall.
- Admitted to Statehood: March 4, 1791
- Population: 621,760,49th rank overall.
- Capital: Montpelier
- Other Major City: Burlington
- Abbreviation: VT
- Nickname: Green Mountain State
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- State Bird: Hermit Thrush (opens window to 50states.com)
- State Flower: Red Clover (opens window to 50states.com)
- About 77% of the state is covered by forest; the rest is covered in meadow, uplands, lakes, ponds, and swampy wetlands.
- The west bank of the Connecticut River marks the eastern border of the state.
- The sixth-largest body of fresh water, Lake Champlain, makes up the border between Vermont and New York in the northwest portion of the state.
- Running north-south slightly west of the state's center is the Green Mountain range.
- The Taconic Mountains make up the southwest portion of the state.
- The Granitic Mountains are located in the northeast part of the state.
- Champlain Valley extends through the northwest part of the state. Lake Bomoseen is located in the south of this valley.
- Major peaks include Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in the state; followed by Killington Peak, Camel's Hump and Mount Abraham.
Map: Relief Map of VT
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Nursery products, dairy products, cattle, hay, apples, maple products.
- The smallest state capital in the U.S. is Montpelier, Vermont with a population of less than 9,000.
- Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the U.S. in terms of the ratio of cows to people.
- The largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S. is Montpelier, Vermont.
- New Hampshire and New York claimed Vermont at various times.
- Vermont farmers occasionally feed their hogs waste from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Company. The hogs inhale all the flavors except Mint Oreo.
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