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Vermont Geography


Vermont Geography

Basic Facts

  • 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

Fun Facts

  • Nickname: Green Mountain State
  • State Flag: Click Here (opens window to 50states.com)
  • State Bird: Hermit Thrush (opens window to 50states.com)
  • State Flower: Red Clover (opens window to 50states.com)

Geographical Description

  • 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

Industry

Minerals, electronic equipment, fabricated metal products, food products, printing and publishing, pulp and paper, tourism, plastics.

Agriculture

Nursery products, dairy products, cattle, hay, apples, maple products.

Other Information

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

More Fun Facts: http://www.50states.com/facts/vermont.htm

 

 

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