Colorado, United States

Colorado, United States

Country USA
Capital city Denver
Area 269,837 km²
Population 5,773,714 people (2020)
21,397 people/km²
Governor John Hickenlooper
Time zone UTC -7/ -6
ZIP code CO
ISO 3166-2 US-CO
Official site www.colorado.gov
Colorado

Colorado (in English: Colorado) is a state in the United States of America with the capital city of Denver. It occupies most of the southern Rocky Mountains, as well as the northwestern part of the Colorado Plateau and the western edges of the Great Plains. It is considered part of the American Western States, the American Southwestern States, and the Mountain States. It is eighth in area and 22nd in population among the 50 US states. As calculated by the US Census Bureau, the state’s population was 5,187,582 on July 1, 2012, an increase of 3.15% over the 2010 Census.

The state is named after the Colorado River, which was named by Spanish explorers Rio Colorado (“Red River”) because of the red sediments carried by Mt. On August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as the 38th consecutive member of the Union. The state is named the Centennial State because it became a member state one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

Colorado’s borders are as follows: Wyoming to the north, Nebraska and Kansas to the northeast and east, New Mexico and Oklahoma to the south, Utah to the west, and Arizona to the southwest. The place where the borders of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona meet is called the Four Corners; it is the heart of the American Southwest. Colorado is known for its scenic mountains, woodlands, high plains, canyons, plateaus, rivers and deserts.

The administrative center, as well as the most populated city in Colorado, is Denver. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the archaism Coloradoan is also used.

Geography

Colorado map

Colorado has a total area of ​​269,758 km², of which 268,771 km² is land and 987 km² (0.37%) is water. It has a population of 4,939,456 (2008).

Rivers:

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado

Cities:

  • Arveda
  • Aurora
  • Boulder
  • Grand Lake
  • Golden
  • Denver
  • Englewood
  • Colorado Springs
  • La Junta
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Loveland
  • Longmont
  • Parker
  • Pueblo
  • Centennial
  • Westminster
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Fort Collins
  • Holyoke

Other settlements:

  • Bailey

Counties

According to Countryaah, Colorado consists of 64 counties. 2 counties, Broomfield and Denver, coincide with the cities of the same names and are considered the same administrative units (see city-county). The counties are:

  • Adams
  • Alamosa
  • Arapaho
  • Archuleta
  • Baka
  • Bent
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Garfield
  • Gilpin
  • Grand
  • Gunnison
  • Delta
  • Denver
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Dolores
  • Douglas
  • Elbert
  • El Paso
  • Eagle
  • Kiowa
  • Kit Carson
  • Clear Creek
  • Conejos
  • Kostia
  • Crowley
  • Custer
  • Larimer
  • Las Animas
  • La Plata
  • Lake
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Montezuma
  • Meisa
  • Mineral
  • Montrose
  • Morgan
  • Moffat
  • Otero
  • Park
  • Pitkin
  • Prowers
  • Pueblo
  • Raut
  • Rio Blanco
  • Rio Grande
  • San Miguel
  • San Juan
  • Sedgwick
  • Summit
  • Saguach
  • Teller
  • Weld
  • Huerfano
  • Washington
  • Phillips
  • Fremont
  • Hinsdale
  • Chaffee
  • Cheyenne
  • Yuma
  • Yuri

Denver

Country USA
State Colorado
District Denver
Area 401.36 km²
Highness height 1609 m
Population 682,545 people (2015)
1,701 people/km²
Mayor Michael Hancock
Founding November 22, 1858
ZIP code 80201-80212, 80214–80239, 80241, 80243–80244, 80246–80252, 80256–80266, 80271, 80273-80274, 80279-8029, 80291, 80291, 80291, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029, 8029) 80123, 80127, 80201, 80205, 80209, 80212, 80220, 80223, 80227, 80230, 80233, 80236, 80238, 80248, 80250, 80256, 80259, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 80261, 8026, 8026, 8026, 80259, 80259
Official site www.denvergov.org
Denver

Denver (in English: Denver) is the capital of the state of Colorado, the county seat in Denver County, United States of America. Denver County and City are considered 1 administrative unit.

It is called the Mile- High City because it is exactly 1 mile (1,609 m) above sea level.

Population

The population of the city is 682,545 people (forecast, 2015). The Denver– Aurora metropolitan area has a population of 2,814,330 and was the 19th most populous metropolitan area in the 2015 census.

History

Denver was founded in 1858 as a mining town at the height of the Gold Rush.

Sports

It won the hosting of the Winter Olympics in 1976, but the citizens voted against it by 62% in a referendum provoked by the tripling of the costs of their organization. Thus the Games are held in Innsbruck.

Famous people

Born in Denver

  • Tim Allen (b. 1953), actor and comedian
  • Michael Jay Anderson (b. 1953), actor
  • Kate Andrews (1920 – 1957), motor racing driver
  • Buzz Calkins (b. 1971), racing driver
  • Gerald Carr (b. 1932), astronaut
  • Cassidy (b. 1980), pornographic actress
  • John Lounge (1946 – 2011), astronaut
  • Mia Mason (b. 1984), pornographic actress
  • Dean Reid (1938 – 1986), actor and singer
  • Paul Romer (b. 1955), economist
  • Robert Smith (b. 1962), financier
  • John Swigert (1931 – 1982), astronaut
  • John Searle (b. 1932), philosopher
  • Frank Welker (b. 1946), actor
  • Connie Willis (b. 1945), writer
  • Douglas Fairbanks (1883 – 1939), actor
  • David Fincher (b. 1962), director
  • Robert Hiris (1932 – 2008), military
  • John Hall (b. 1934), physicist

Died in Denver

  • Buffalo Bill (1846 – 1917), showman
  • Scott Carpenter (1925 – 2013), astronaut
  • Peter II Karadjordjevic (1923 – 1970), King of Yugoslavia
  • John Henry Tilden (1851 – 1940), physician
  • René Spitz (1887 – 1974), psychoanalyst

Colorado, United States

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