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Did you know that the state of Vermont is situated in the north-eastern region of America? Did you know that there are 14 counties in the U.S. state of Vermont? Did you know that Vermont is the 14th state of the U.S. constitution? Read the interesting facts sheet to find out more, the selection of interesting, cool fun facts and information about Vermont will help you increase your knowledge the quick fun way

Fun Fact 1: The name Vermont originated from French explorer Samuel de Champlain; he called it "Verd Mont" which is French for Green Mountain

Fun Fact 2: The state flag is a field of blue with an image of the state's coat of arms centrally located. The coat of arms consist of a shield depicting the local scenery; the green mountains, forests, cattle and wheat representing industry and agriculture, a solitary pine tree represents the importance of local forestry. The shield is also flanked either side with trees, a deer head is positioned at the top representing local wildlife. The state motto is displayed at the base of the shield on a red banner along with the word Vermont

Fun Fact 3: The Capital city of Vermont is Montpelier. Montpelier is situated in Washington County and by population it is the smallest state capital in the U.S.

Fun Fact 4: The area of the State covers 24,923 square kilometers or 9,620 square miles

Fun Fact 5: There are three states that border Vermont they are; New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Fun Fact 6: The Vermont state nickname is "The Green Mountain State" in reference to the forests that grow on the mountain range

Fun Fact 7: The Green Mountains extends a distance in the region of  400 km (250 miles), they form part of the Appalachian Mountains, which is a mountain a range that extend for approximately 2,400 km (1,500 miles);  from Quebec to Alabama. There are several mountain ranges in Vermont with different names; however they are often collectively referred to as the "Green Mountains"

Fun Fact 8: The official State Song is called "These Green Mountains" it was written and arranged by Diane Martin and Rita Buglass, it became the official state song on May 22, 2000

Fun Fact 9: The three largest cities in Vermont are Burlington, Essex and Rutland

Fun Fact 10: The State Motto is "Freedom and Unity"

Fun Fact 11: A brief history of Vermont; the first Europeans to explore the area, in 1609, were French. The British were the first permanent settlers in 1724. Vermont became the 14th State to be admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791

Fun Fact 12: The abbreviation letters for the state of Vermont are - vt. The Postal Code abbreviation is - VT

Fun Fact 13: VT state symbols include; VT animal symbol - the Morgan Horse. VT state bird symbol - the Hermit Thrush. VT state flower symbol - the Red Clover. VT state insect emblem - the Honeybee. VT State tree - the Sugar Maple

Fun Fact 14: In Vermont there 68 mountains that range in height from the smallest measuring 381m (1,250ft) tall, named Mount Tom to the largest measuring 1,339m (4,393ft). The three largest mountains are Mount Mansfield - 1,339m (4,393ft), Killington Peak 1,291m (4,235ft) and Mount Ellen 1,244m (4,083ft)

Fun Fact 15: The US Department of Commerce Census Bureau states that the Population of Vermont in 2012 was an estimated 626,011. This compares to a population of 343,641 filed on census from the year 1900

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