Vermont is a state of the United States with a total area of 24,923 square kilometres. In 1777, the Vermont Republic founded as a country and issued their own currency called Vermont coppers. However, it became the 14th state of the United States of America on March 4, 1791. The capital of Vermont is Montpelier which is the least populous among the U.S state’s capitals. Interestingly, there are no billboards in Vermont. Because it is not legal to have commercial billboards in the state. Continue reading to learn more Vermont facts for kids. Also, these facts will definitely help your kids to get good scores in their history or geography subject at schools.
Vermont Facts for Kids
1. In 1777, the Vermont Republic founded as a country and issued their own currency called Vermont coppers.
2. They also operated their own post office. Also, they abolished slavery.
3. On March 4, 1791, it became the 14th state of the United States of America.
4. The capital of Vermont is Montpelier which is the least populous among the U.S state’s capitals.
5. Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Rutland, and South Burlington are the major cities in Vermont.
6. The State flower of Vermont is Red Clover while Sugar Maple is the State tree.
7. The population of Vermont is approximately 629,932.
8. Interestingly, Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S state capital without McDonalds.
9. The total area of the state is around 24,923 square kilometers.
10. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.
11. In a year it produces over 500,000 gallons of maple syrup.
12. The state is also the largest producer of marble in America. Marble is the official rock of the state.
13. Moreover, it is the second largest producer of the state’s official mineral ‘talc’.
14. The state is named Vermont due to its amazing green mountains.
15. The term ‘Vermont’ is a combination of two French words ‘vert’ and ‘mont’ meaning ‘green’ and ‘mountains’, respectively.
16. Vermont was the first state to join the Union after the original 13 colonies.
17. The world’s largest IT and consulting company ‘IBM’ is in Essex, Vermont, the United States.
18. IBM stands for International Business Machine Corporations.
19. Prior to joining the Union, the region was called New Connecticut.
20. There are a large number of dairy cows in the state. However, the ratio of cows is still less than humans.
21. There are no major professional sports franchises in the state.
22. Until 1996, the only U.S state without a Wall Mart was Vermont.
23. Vermont was declared as the least religious state in the U.S, according to the 2013 Gallup Poll survey.
24. Only 22 percent of the respondents in the survey considered religion and religious services important.
25. There are no billboards in Vermont. Because it is not legal to have commercial billboards in the state.
26. The telephone area code of the state is 802. People print this number on their shirts and bumper stickers. Even some people have tattoos of this number.
27. The famous artist Norman Rockwell Lived in Vermont.
28. Ethan Allen, the leader of ‘Green Mountain Boys’ is one of the founders of Vermont.
29. The motto of the state is ‘Vermont, Freedom and Unity’.
30. However, the slogan of the state is ‘Vermont, Naturally’.
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