What to see in Vermont, information on territory and economy, which cities to visit and attractions in the small state of the USA, between mountains and plains.
One of the minor states of the United States, Vermont falls within the region of New England, the name, of French origin, means Monte Verde.
The neighboring states are Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Canada while the capital is Montpelier.
The Green Mountains mountain range is the largest in the country and Mount Mansfield, over one thousand three hundred meters high, represents its largest peak.
Another mountain range parallel to the Green Mountains is the Taconic Range, which however has much lower elevations and degrading towards the eastern plains of Lake Champlain.
The Connecticut River Valley, located in the east, is a flat area.
The climate of Vermont is continental, therefore characterized by humid summers and very cold winters.
The economy is based on the cultivation of cereals, vegetables, potatoes and fruit, as well as on the breeding of cattle and poultry and forestry.
The quarries of marble and granite, the production of maple syrup, the food and textile industries, woodworking, the transformation of paper and cellulose are also of considerable importance.
Furthermore, thanks to the beauty of the landscape, it is also a major tourist destination.
The main cities to visit are Montpelier, Burlington, Barre and Rutland.Recommended readings
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Montpelier is the state capital and the county seat of Washington County.
In the southern part it is crossed by the Winooski river, while in some residential neighborhoods its tributaries pass.
The economy is based on the tertiary sector linked to the role of capital and on the granite industry.
Burlington is the most populous city, located on Lake Champlain, near the mouth of the Winooski River.
As for the industrial sector, there are wool mills and steel industries, while in the surroundings there are several quarries of marble and granite.
Important climatic health resort is also home to Vermont University, which incorporates an important institute of agricultural studies.
Barre is part, together with Montpelier, of Washington County and represents the third largest city in Vermont by population.
Rutland is a town known primarily as a resort and winter sports centered around Pico Peak.