Vermont is a U.S. state in New England. Vermont is the least populous state in New England, and its capital, Montpelier, is the least populous state capital in the United States with 8,000 people. The largest city, Burlington, Vermont, has about 40,000 people. Vermont is well-known for its autumn beauty and for its maple syrup. Vermont borders New York to the west, New Hampshire to the east, and Massachusetts to the south.