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Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders the states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the second-smallest by population and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 states. The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous in a state. As of 2015, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. It was ranked as the safest state in the country in 2016 (based on number of violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 44° N — Longitude: 72.7° W

Area: 24,923 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-VT

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Vermont Libertarian Party, Burlington

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Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Vermont | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 40, fiscal policy rank: 47, regulatory policy rank: 32, personal freedom rank: 10, economic freedom rank: 41
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 63


Dictatorship of Gadflies, by James Bovard, Freedom Daily, Nov 1998
Discusses the efforts of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and similar groups to preserve much broader targets than historically meaningful buildings
It is almost impossible to exaggerate the overreaching of some preservation advocates. The National Trust for Historic Preservation puts out a press-grabbing list each year of the "11 Most Endangered Historic Places." In 1993, the trust placed the entire state of Vermont on the list. What did the trust desire? A decree that everyone living in Vermont be conscripted to live in an ant farm for the benefit of preservation-minded tourists? The arrest of any farmer who moved his cows away from a scenic highway?

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Vermont" as of 5 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.