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

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.


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).


  • Arkansas
  • Colorado


  • 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


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


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
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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.


Rocky Mountain City Boulder, Colorado is located twenty-five miles northwest of Denver and is home to some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the United States. The boulder sits at 5,430 feet above sea level and, like much of Colorado, is a haven for ski enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers from all over the world.

The area was first settled when the scouts walked with dreams of riches to the Red Rocks at the entrance to Boulder Canyon. The city was founded in 1859 and officially named the ‘Boulder City Town Company’.

The boulder population leads an active and healthy lifestyle. A review conducted by the CDC found that Colorado has there is a high rate of people who exercise regularly and fewer overweight people per capita than any other state in the US.

Boulder is a bike crazy town, with seven out of ten Boulderites owning bikes and almost 1 to 1 bike ratio to people. In fact, in the winter months, the city often plows the Boulder Creek bike path before they plow the streets!

  • Boulder is the birthplace of Boulder Tea Room Dushanbe, the only authentic Persian handmade tea in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Robert Redford was a janitor at The Sink (the infamous University of Colorado student hangout) before becoming famous!
  • Baseline Road is a significant east-west route for both residents and map makers; this boulder throughway marks the 40th parallel on world maps.
  • Boulder is the site of the earliest recorded rock climbing for the sport in Colorado

Boulder City is rich in natural wonders, culture and learning, offering museums, art galleries, the main campus of the University of Colorado and the renowned National Center for Atmospheric Research. Check out the Boulder map and keep reading to discover some of the best things to do and see in this great Colorado vacation destination.

  • The boulder irons
    of the Boulder Flatirons are three massive towers of rock dominating the backdrop of the city. Flatirons are basically huge, flat, and steeply angled slabs of rock that climbers love to tackle. Over 650 established 5 class climbing routes have been mapped, offering an almost inexhaustible variety of climbing challenges. Many offer extreme difficulty ratings and many great abseil opportunities.The Third Iron is the tallest at 1,400 feet high. This hulk of Boulder was climbed in roller skates, in the nude, in exactly 8 minutes, without using the hands… all the different climbers, of course! The Boulder Flatirons are accessible from Chataqua Historic Park and are surrounded by picturesque picnic and hiking spots for a less extremeColorado Other great climbing sites include nearby Flagstaff Mountain and Boulder Canyon.
  • Boulder Falls
    Cascading Boulder Falls is located 11 miles to the west of the city and is a wonderful place to spend a day enjoying the natural wonders of the Colorado landscape. The falls were donated to Boulder City along with five acres of Charles G. Buckingham claims mining to save them from the then encroaching tungsten boom.The falls are shaped as North Boulder Creek plunges 70 feet down into Middle Boulder Creek to flow merrily on its way. Picture Rock is Boulder’s favorite photo spot with a round hole shattered right through the middle, making it the perfect frame for smiling faces!
  • Seasonings Celestial Tea Tour
    Free tours are offered every day at Seasonings Celestial Tea Factory which is located in a mostly residential area on the outskirts of Boulder. Explore the tea plant and learn all about making Celestial Seasonings organic offerings. Learn how fragrances are selected and how ingredients are selected from some of the most exotic locals in Asia, Oceania and Africa.Taste the latest hot flavors in teas and stop at the eclectic Tea Shop on the way out for a gift. Visitors also enjoy an extensive collection of original artwork on display at the company’s gallery and at the Astronomy Cafe.


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.


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


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

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