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Burlington, Vermont

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Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles (72 km) south of the Canada–United States border and 95 miles (153 km) south of Montreal. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the population was 44,743. It is the least populous city in the 50 U.S. states to be the most populous city in its state.

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City of Burlington
Church Street Marketplace
Official seal of Burlington
Official logo of Burlington
BTV, The Queen City[1][2]
Location within Chittenden County
Location within Chittenden County
Coordinates: 44°28′33″N 73°12′43″W[3]
CountryUnited States
U.S. stateVermont
RegionNew England
Organized (town)1785
Incorporated (city)1865
  MayorMiro Weinberger (D)
  City Council
  • Zoraya Hightower (P)
  • Eugene Bergman (P)
  • Joe Magee (P)
  • Sarah E. Carpenter (D)
  • Ben Traverse (D)
  • Karen Paul (D)
  • Ali N. Dieng (I)
  • Hannah King (D)
  • Melo Grant (P)
  • Timothy C. Doherty, Jr. (D)
  • Mark Barlow (I)
  • Joan Shannon (D)
  City15.49 sq mi (40.13 km2)
  Land10.30 sq mi (26.69 km2)
  Water5.19 sq mi (13.44 km2)
Elevation200 ft (61 m)
  RankU.S.: 870th
  Density4,339.3/sq mi (1,675.4/km2)
108,740 (U.S.: 285th)
  Urban density1,760.8/sq mi (679.8/km2)
214,796 (U.S.: 203rd)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
05401–05402, 05405–05406, 05408
Area code802
FIPS code50-10675
GNIS feature ID1456663[3][7]
U.S. HighwaysUS_2.svg US_7.svg
State RoutesEllipse_sign_127.svg

A regional college town, Burlington is home to the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College. Vermont's largest hospital, the UVM Medical Center, is within the city limits. The City of Burlington owns Vermont's largest airport, the Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport, located in neighboring South Burlington. In 2015, Burlington became the first city in the U.S. to run entirely on renewable energy.[8]

The city and its neighborhoods are ranked among the best places to live in Vermont.[9]