» » Flag of Vermont

Flag of Vermont

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted: June 1, 1923; 95 years ago
Design: The Vermont state coat of arms on a field of azure.
The flag of Vermont consists of the state's coat of arms and motto. The Vermont General Assembly adopted the current flag on June 1, 1923.

Multiple versions of the flag have been included throughout history. Originally, the flag was the same as the flag of the Green Mountain Boys. It was then changed to look similar to the flag of the United States, consisting of red and white stripes, and a blue canton. It was changed to be dissimilar to avoid confusion. Proposals have been brought up to revert the flag back to the Green Mountain Boys' flag, but none have succeeded.

Symbolism
The flag consists of the state's coat of arms and motto on a field of azure. While the pine needle supporters of the coat of arms are represented throughout New England and symbolizes the small pine branches worn at the battle of Plattsburgh near the end of the War of 1812, the pine tree in the middle of the coat of arms represents the Vermont forests. The cow and three sheaves of wheat represent the dairy and agriculture industries. The deer head on top represents Vermont's wildlife. The Green Mountains are in the background as well. The motto, "Freedom and Unity", is also used. The motto balances two different ideals, the freedom of the individual citizen, and the welfare of the common good.

State of Vermont
Flag of Vermont State seal of Vermont
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
The Green Mountain State
Motto(s): Freedom and Unity and Stella quarta decima fulgeat (May the 14th star shine bright)
State song(s): "These Green Mountains"
Map of the United States with Vermont highlighted
Demonym Vermonter
Capital Montpelier
Largest city Burlington
Largest metro Greater Burlington
Area Ranked 45th
• Total 9,616 sq mi
(24,923 km2)
• Width 80 miles (130 km)
• Length 160 miles (260 km)
• % water 4.1
• Latitude 42° 44′ N to 45° 1′ N
• Longitude 71° 28′ W to 73° 26′ W
Population Ranked 49th
• Total 626,299 (2018)
• Density 67.7/sq mi (26.1/km2)
Ranked 30th
• Median household income $57,513 (28th)
Elevation
• Highest point Mount Mansfield
4,395 ft (1340 m)
• Mean 1,000 ft (300 m)
• Lowest point Lake Champlain
95 to 100 ft (29 to 30 m)
Before statehood Vermont Republic
Admitted to the Union March 4, 1791 (14th)
Governor Phil Scott (R)
Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman (P)
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D)
Bernie Sanders (I)
U.S. House delegation Peter Welch (D) (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166 US-VT
Abbreviations VT, Vt.
Website www.vermont.gov
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Licensed under CC-BY-SA

Categories: United States state flags,Symbols of Vermont,Flags introduced in 1923,Vermont,1791 establishments in the United States,New England,Northeastern United States,States and territories established in 1791,States of the United States

Comments: