Burlington


Bur·ling·ton

geographical name \ˈbər-liŋ-tən\

Definition of BURLINGTON

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city SE Iowa pop 25,663
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town NE Massachusetts pop 24,498
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city N cen North Carolina pop 49,963
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city NW Vermont pop 42,417
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city Canada in SE Ontario N of Hamilton pop 175,779

Burlington

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 38,889), northwestern Vermont, U.S. Lying on a hillside sloping toward Lake Champlain, it is the largest city in the state and a port of entry. Chartered by Gov. Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire in 1763, it was named for the Burling family, who were pioneer landowners. Settlement began in 1773. Later it was a military post; in the War of 1812 it saw several engagements between land batteries and British warships on the lake. It was the home of Ethan Allen. It is the seat of the University of Vermont. Shelburne Museum, a reconstruction of early American life, is nearby.

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