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Origin of Name French explorer Samuel de Champlain called the Green Mountains of Vermont "Verd Mont" (green mountain) on his 1647 map.

Location New England
Bordered By New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York

Total Area (rank) 9,615 sq mi (45th)
Land Area 9,249 sq mi (43rd)
Greatest Distance N-S 155 mi
Greatest Distance E-W 90 mi
Geographic Center Washington, 3 miles east of Roxbury
Highest Point Mount Mansfield; 4,393 ft (26th)
Lowest Point
Lake Champlain; 95 ft (28th)
Mineral Resources
dimension stone, crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, asbestos

Population (rank) 608,827 (49th)
Largest Cities
Burlington, Rutland, South Burlington, Barre, Bennington, Essex Junction, Brattleboro, Montpelier, St. Albans, Winooski

Capital Montpelier
State Constitution Adopted
U.S. Congressional Representation
2 Senators, 1 Representative
Local Administration
14 counties

Major Industries manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, trade, finance, insurance, real estate, government
Principal Manufactures
electronic equipment, fabricated metal products, printing and publishing, paper products
Agricultural Products
dairy products, hay, apples, maple products; cattle

First Explored By Samuel de Champlain, in 1609
First Permanent Settlement
Fort Dummer, by Massachusetts, in 1724
Admitted to Union
March 4, 1791 (14th)

See Also
Samuel de Champlain
New Hampshire
New York

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