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Montpelier, Vermont (VT)

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Where is the Capital of Vermont?
The Map of Vermont (VT) shows the location of the state capital in the "Green Mountain State". Vermont has 14 counties, and the capital of the State is Montpelier. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Montpelier including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Montpelier, Vermont.

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The Map of Vermont and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 9,615 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Montpelier, is 10.23 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Capital of Vermont - Montpelier
The location of Montpelier is at the Winooski River in the upper central part of the state. The city is located in Washington county, Vermont.

Capital of Vermont - Montpelier
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Montpelier is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Vermont? (VT)

The State of Vermont is located the north east United States bordering on Canada.

 

History & Facts on Montpelier, the Capital of Vermont
The History and Fast, fun facts about Montpelier, the capital city of the "Green Mountain State":

History & Facts about Montpelier, Vermont - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital is Montpelier although the largest city is Burlington.
Fact 2: The state covers 9,615 square miles and the size of the capital is 10.23 square miles
Fact 3:  The population of the capital city - 7,787. It is the only State Capital without a nickname
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Washington county

Fact 5 on History: Native Indian tribes were the early inhabitants of the area, notably the Abenaki, Algonquin and Huron tribes

Fact 6 on History: The French explorer Samuel de Champlain (1567 - 1635) "The Father of New France" claimed the Vermont region for France in 1609

Fact 7 on History: The name derives from Montpellier in France and the home of some of the first French settlers. The name is made up of the noun 'mont' meaning mount, and a Latin suffix related to the trades or professions undertaken on the mount

Fact 8 on History: Montpelier commanded the main pass through the Green Mountains and was chartered in 1781 by proprietors from Massachusetts and western Vermont.

Fact 9 on History: Vermont originally adopted the idea of sharing political power, called the "mountain rule" and the honor of being the capital of the state was firstshared between many towns

Fact 10 on History: In 1805 the General Assembly chose Montpelier as the seat of the state government replacing the "mountain rule"

Fact 11 on History: The first state capital building was finished in 1808 which was the year Montpelier was made the permanent capital of Vermont. The present State House was completed in 1859.

Facts about the Population of Montpelier, Vermont
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Montpelier, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Montpelier was 7,787, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Montpelier, Vermont - Homework Help for Kids
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