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Capital City:

Denver

Statehood:

August 1, 1876 (38th)

Population:

4,159,000

Nickname:

Centennial State

Motto:

Nil Sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)

Origin of State Name:

From the Spanish for the color red, which was applied to the Colorado River.

Counties:

63

Largest Cities:

Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins

Border States:

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming

Land Area:

103,598 sq. mi.; 8th largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Elbert, 14,433 ft

Lowest Point:

Arkansas River, 3,350 ft

State Bird:

Lark Bunting

State Flower:

Rocky Mountain Columbine (aquilegia caerules)

State Tree:

Colorado Blue Spruce (picea pungens)

State Song:

Where the Columbines Grow

State Web Site:

www.state.co.us


For more websites on Colorado check out Colorado Links.

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