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Burlington is the largest city in the state of Vermont in the United States,
with 42,239 residents (U.S. Census 2017), and is located on the east side
of Lake Champlain, 72 miles south of the Canada border.
Burlington's economy is primarily based on education, healthcare, commerce,
transport and services as well as some industry and tourist traffic. The city
owns Burlington International Airport, Vermont's largest airport, in neighboring
Education and culture
The city has the University of Vermont (UVM), founded in 1790, and Champlain
College. UVM Medical Center is Vermont's largest hospital.
Battery Park is a major attraction. There are several annual festivals at the
Church Street Marketplace in the city center. The Vermont City Marathon and a
boxing tournament are held annually.
History and culture
In 1775 settlers began clearing land in the area and organizing a village,
but settlement was delayed by the outbreak of the American War of Independence
that year. During the British-American War of 1812, there were several matches
between batteries on land and British warships on the lake.
The location at Lake Champlain made Burlington a port and trade town
especially after the opening of canals in 1823, 1825 and 1843. Burlington gained
city status in 1865 and has many historic buildings. A large ravine was
replenished with waste in the 19th century so that the area of the city was
Since 2010, Burlington has had a slight decline in population. In 2015,
Burlington became the first city in the United States to be powered entirely
by renewable energy.