12 Fun Facts about the State of Vermont
Fact 1: Before becoming the 14th state, Vermont was once an independent country for 14 years.
Fact 2: The Green Mountain State has more dirt roads than paved roads, with 8,696 miles of dirt roads and 7,105 miles of paved roads.
Fact 3: Vermont was once claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.
Fact 4: Vermont is derived from the French word for green mountain.
Fact 5: Mount Mansfield is the highest point in Vermont sitting at 1339 meters.
Fact 6: Vermont is the second least-populated state in the USA, the first being Wyoming.
Fact 7: Vermont's' official state insect is the honeybee.
Fact 8: Vermont is famous for its maple syrup, duh!
Fact 9: Basketball, hockey, snowsports, and soccer are Vermont's most popular sports.
Fact 10: Vermont was the only state without a Wal-Mart, until 1996.
Fact 11: Chittenden, Vermont has 1,260 residents however, the town is 74.2 square miles making it the largest town by area in the state of Vermont.
Fact 12: To preserve Vermont's natural beauty, billboards have been banned since 1968.