Vermont, abbreviation VT, is a small state in the northeastern United States of America. The state’s nickname is “the Green Mountain State”, after the Green Mountains that run through the state. On the west side, Vermont is separated from New York by Lake Champlain. In the north, the State borders Canada. The capital of Vermont is Montpelier, with only 8,000 inhabitants the smallest capital of all states. The largest city is Burlington. See all cities in Vermont. Vermont is best known for its beautiful nature and the cozy villages with white houses.
Vermont is known for a number of things. Firstly, it is the largest producer of Maple Syrup, called Maple Syrup. Furthermore, it is a state with many mountains and greenery. If you like the outdoors, a visit to the Green Mountains is highly recommended. Also worth checking out are the scenic areas surrounding Lake Champlain, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Vermont is a rural state in the northeastern United States, part of the New England region. The state borders Canada, the province of Quebec. It also borders the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. The state measures a maximum of 250 kilometers from north to south and a maximum of 150 kilometers from west to east. The state is somewhat wider in the north than in the south. The state is dominated by the Green Mountains, a forested mountain range with peaks around 1,200 meters. The 1,339-meter-high Mount Mansfield is the highest point in the state. In the northwest of the state is the large Lake Champlain, on the border with New York. The Connecticut River is the state’s main river and forms the border with New Hampshire. Vermont has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.
The area now called Vermont was originally settled by Native American tribes such as the Iroquois, Algonquin, and Abenaki. In 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain claimed an area near what is now Lake Champlain. He gave the neighboring mountains the name Les Verts Monts (“the green mountains”), which was later corrupted into the current name of the state.
After the Treaty of Paris (1763) the area came under British control. Parts of the present state fell under the neighboring colonies (later states) of New York and New Hampshire. An independent republic was proclaimed in Vermont in 1777. On March 4, 1791, it formally became the 14th state of the United States. During the American Civil War, it sided with the Union.
On October 28, 2005, about 250 Vermonters gathered at the State House in Montpelier for the Vermont Independence Convention, the “first state-wide secession meeting held since North Carolina voted to secede from the Union on May 20, 1861.” The Vermont separatist movement is one of the strongest in the United States, uniting among others conservative gun owners and progressive “greens” who have in common their dissatisfaction with Washington politics. This has recently revived the discussion as to whether a state may withdraw from the American union. Proponents think so: they have joined the union voluntarily and are therefore also demanding the right to leave.
However, a number of legal scholars in the United States believe that Vermont has also entered into a contract with the American nation by joining that it can no longer undo. They therefore did not consider separation permissible.
Vermont has a stagnant economy and an unfavorable investment climate. The median income is one of the lower in the country, but the cost of living is also relatively low. Vermont has the smallest economy of any US state. The economy is mainly service-oriented, there is little industry, and there is also relatively little agriculture, because much of the state is forested. Forestry used to be an important pillar. The tourism industry is an important source of income, especially for city dwellers in the northeastern United States, Vermont is a popular weekend destination. The state also has some ski areas.
|Nickname:||Green Mountain State|
|Joined the US as the 14th state on:||March 4, 1791|
|Geography:||Bordering Canada, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York|
|state motto:||Freedom and unity|
|California official website:||vermont.gov|