Vermont

Vermont (English: Vermont, from French: Vert mont – green mountain) is a state in the northeastern United States, in the New England region. Joined the United States in 1791 as the 14th state. One of the smallest states in the USA: by area (24.9 km²) — 45th, by the number of inhabitants (621 thousand people) — 49th out of all 50 states. The capital is Montpellier, the largest city is Burlington.

Geography

The state is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It borders with Canada, as well as with the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington
Place in the United States
Location of Burlington in Vermont
Location of Vermont in the US
Location
County Chittenden County
Type of place City
State Vermont
Coordinates 44° 33′ N, 73° 15′ W
General
Surface 40.13 km²
– country 26.69 km²
– water 13.44 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
39,000
(1461 inhabitant/km²)
Height 61 m
Politics
Mayor Miro Weinberger (D)
Other
ZIP code(s) 05401–05402, 05405–05406, 05408, 5401, 5406
FIPS code 50-10675
Website burlingtonvt.gov
City Hall of Burlington

According to COUNTRYAAH, Burlington is a city in the US state of Vermont. Burlington is located in western Vermont, on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain about 70 kilometers south of the Canadian border. The city is built on a small plateau about 60 meters above the water level. It is the capital of Chittenden County and the largest city in Vermont with 42,000 inhabitants. Burlington is a regional college city, home to the University of Vermont.

View of Burlington from Lake Champlain

Burlington is known as the city of which Bernie Sanders, senator and presidential candidate in 2016 and 2020, served as mayor from 1981 to 1989. Since then, the city has been led by a coalition of Democrats and Progressives ever since (with the exception of 1993–1995).

City Link

  • Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua), since 1984

Notable residents of Burlington

Born

  • John Dewey (1859-1952), educator
  • James Rowland Angell (1869-1949), psychologist
  • Grace Coolidge (1879-1957), first lady
  • Harry Blanchard (1929-1960), racing driver
  • Jeanne Ashworth (1938-2018), speed skater
  • Ted Bundy (1946-1989), serial killer
  • Will Lyman (1948), actor
  • Tristan Honsinger (1949), jazz cellist
  • Ryan Cochran-Siegle (1992), alpine skier

Died

  • Veronica Lake (1922-1973), actress and pin-up model

Montpelier, Vermont

Montpelier
Place in the United States
Location of Montpelier in Vermont
Location of Vermont in the US
Location
County Washington County
Type of place City
State Vermont
Coordinates 44° 16′ N, 72° 34′ W
General
Surface 26.6 km²
– country 26.6 km²
– water 0.0 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
7,954
(300 inhabitants/km²)
Height 158 m
Politics
Mayor Anne Watson
Other
ZIP code(s) 05601-05604, 05609, 05620, 05633
FIPS code 46000
Website montpelier-vt.org
Main Street in Montpelier

Montpelier is the capital of the state of Vermont in the United States of America. It is located in Washington County, about 40 miles east of Burlington, Vermont ‘s largest city. At the 2000 census, Montpelier had 8,035 inhabitants, making it the state capital with the smallest population.

Montpelier is known for its lively inner city, the result of the presence of politicians and officials of the state administration. Visible from all over the city, the House of Representatives, the Vermont State House, is located on State Street on the west side of the city.

The Winooski River flows along the south side of downtown. Several tributaries flow through the residential areas in the Winooski.

Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonald’s restaurant.

Besides the state government, the granite quarries are an important source of income for the residents. In the 19th century there was also a lot of forestry, but this industry has declined considerably. The New England Culinary Institute is also located in Montpelier.

History

Vermont State House

The first settlement was built in May 1787 when Colonel Jacob Davis and General Parley Davis arrived from Charlton, Massachusetts. General Davis explored the surrounding land and Colonel Davis built a house for his family to move into. The Colonel named the settlement after the French city of Montpellier, in tribute to the French who assisted the Americans in the American Revolutionary War. The settlement grew rapidly and in 1791 the population was 118 souls.

Marquis de Lafayette visited the city in 1825 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the United States. Another sensational event was the opening of the first railway in 1849, which made Montpelier more accessible. This was accompanied by the construction of several factories. With the construction of several watermills, the city supplied itself with electricity for street lighting in 1884. The state of Vermont proclaimed October 12, 1899 Dewey Day to honor George Dewey for his contribution in the Battle of Manila Bay and the Spanish–American War. Thousands flocked to Montpelier, Dewey’s birthplace.

In 2005 Montpelier celebrated that it was named the state capital exactly 200 years ago – in 1805.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a radius of 20 km around Montpelier.

Montpelier

Barre (9 km)

Graniteville-East Barre (14 km)

Marshfield (20 km)

Northfield (14 km)

South Barre (12 km)

Waterbury (17 km)

Born

  • George Dewey (1837-1917), admiral
  • Patrick Leahy (1940), Senator for Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont

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