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The Vermont state capital is Montpelier.

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The population of Montpelier is approximately 8,247 (1990), 7855 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,769 (1990), 3786 (2010).

The amount of land area in Montpelier is 26.557 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.026 sq kilometers.
The distance from Montpelier to Washington DC is 442 miles. The distance to the Vermont state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Montpelier is positioned 44.26 degrees north of the equator and 72.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Montpelier location: in central Vermont

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Montpelier history:

When it came time to choose a state capital, Montpelier resident wanted their city chosen. They eventually won out over Burlington and other communities, mostly because they were able to fund the construction of the new capitol and donated the land for the state house. In 1831, the private funding for a new state house was repeated by the citizens of Montepelier, when the wooden structure was replaced by a larger and more substantial building designed by Boston architect, Amani B. Young. In the winter of 1857, most of that building was destroyed by fire. The third State Capitol, the one in use today, was designed by Thomas Silloway and completed in 1859. The interior has been restored to its original condition making the building a fine example of 19th century grandeur.
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Montpelier attractions:

Gold-leaf dome on capitol building
Pavillion Hotel with Vermont Historical Society Muserum and State offices

Thomas Waterman Wood Art Gallery
Vermont College
Morse Farm Sugar Shack

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