Vermont Fun Facts
Information About Vermont, Vermont Geography,
and Vermont Schools
Vermont is abbreviated VT. Montpelier is the capital, and the largest city of Vermont is Burlington. Residents of Vermont are referred to as "Vermonters."
The unofficial name of Vermont is "Green Mountain State." The state song is "These Green Mountains." The state motto is "Freedom and Unity."
Vermont is an English form of the name that French explorer Samuel de Champlain gave to Vermont's Green Mountains on his 1647 map. He called them "Verd Mont" meaning Green Mountain.
The state bird of Vermont is the Hermit Thrush. The state flower is Red Clover and the state tree is the Sugar Maple.
Vermont is ranked 49th in population and received its statehood March 3, 1791.
Bordering states of Vermont are Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. The Connecticut River, West River and the Otter River are major bodies of water within Vermont.
The major industries of Vermont are maple syrup, farming (dairy), tourism, electronics and forest products (especially paper).
There were 106,341 K12 students in the Vermont public schools in 1996. Out of those students 8,256 were first grade students. There were also 7,751 K12 public school teachers in the Vermont public schools system. There were a total of 395 Vermont public schools in 1996. (Source: IES National Center for Education Statistics)