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City Review of Burlington, VT
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04 October 2010

One of the smallest cities in America to make up the largest metropolitan area of a state, Burlington, Vermont is unique in many different ways - none of the least of which is its small size for a city. As of the 2000 census, Burlington had less than 40,000 residents, and that number isn’t expected to have increased much over the past decade.

Burlington is a little larger when speaking of the entire Burlington-South Burlington metro area and not simply the city itself. With the counties of Franklin, Grand Isle and Chittenden lending to the overall area, Burlington plays host to about 200,000 permanent residents in northwest Vermont.

 In 1763, when much of America was still being colonized and the northeast was definitely in its infancy, Governor Benning Wentworth awarded 64 New Hampshire grants, Burlington was included. The coming revolution delayed immediate settlement, but a small town was organized in Burlington by 1785.

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