Colorado State of America

Colorado, 38th State
“ Nil sine Numine”
(Nothing without Providence)
  • Name (Spanish): “coloured red”; “a reference to the sediment-rich Colorado River”
  • Governor: Jared Polis(Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Denver
  • Population:5,845,526(2020), (22nd-most populous)
  • Location: United States is situated in the central United States; it is one of the three states that have only straight lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries.
  • North; Wyoming and Nebraska,
  • East:  Kansas,
  • South: Oklahoma and New Mexico
  • West: Utah
  • Area: 269,599 km2/104,093 mi2
  • ,8th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: CO
  • Admitted to Union: August 1, 1876
  • Official language: English

 

1.        State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Colorado Blue Spruce
  • State Cactus: Claret Cup Cactus
  • State Grass: Blue Grama Grass
  • State flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
  • State Nut: none
  • State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout
  • State Amphibian: Western Tiger Salamander
  • State Reptile: Western Painted Turtle
  • State Bird: Lark Bunting
  • State Game Bird: none
  • State pets: Rescue Dogs & Cats
  • State Marine Mammal: none
  • State Horse: none
  • State Insect: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
  • State Animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
  • State Pets: Rescue Dogs & Cats
  • State Fossil: Stegosaurus
  • State Rock: Yule marble
  • State Gemstone: Aquamarine
  • State mineral: Rhodochrosite
  • State metal: N/A
  • State Songs: Where the Columbines Grow, Rocky Mountain High
  • State Sport: Pack Burro Racing
  • State Museum: Air & Space Museum
  • State Neckwear: none
  • State Firearm: None
  • State Tartan: Colorado District Tartan
2.         Geography Facts
  • Land: 103,642 km(268,431 mi2)
  • Water: 1,170 km(452 mi2)
  • Coastline:none
  • Shoreline: 4 mi (6.4 km) (Colorado grand lake)
  • State Forests:  N/A
  • National Forests:11
  • State Parks: 44
  • National Parks: 11
  • Water: 4%
  • Largest city (by area): Denver (401.4 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Denver (734,134 people)
  • Lowest point: Arizona; 70 feet, 26th lowest
  • Highest point: Elbert; 14,433 feet, (4,399 m), 3rd tallest

 

3.        Facts about Colorado

 

  • Colorado is home to the world’s largest natural hot springs swimming pool.
  • Colorado is home to the world’s deepest hot springs.
  • Nickname: The Centennial State
  • Colorado also has the world’s largest flat-top mountain
  • United States’ highest suspension bridge is in Colorado.
  • Colorado once had 3 Governors in a single day
  • Colorado is home to one of the largest preserved sets of dinosaur tracks in the world at Picketwire Canyon.
  • Tire clamp was created in Colorado.
  • Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest railway train in the world
  • The Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest auto tunnel in the world
  • Major industries: Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace), Bioscience, Energy & Natural Resources, Food & Agriculture, Infrastructure Engineering, Tourism, Transportation & Logistics.
  • Famous for: World-Class Skiing, Rocky Mountain National Forest, Pike’s Peak, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde Ancient Cliff Village, World’s Highest Highway
  • Colorado has only straight lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries.
  • Area codes: 303, 719, 720, 970
4.      Natural Resources
  • Gypsum
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • Molybdenum
  • Uranium
  • Coal
  • Sand
  • Gravel

 

 

5.         Mountains

  Best Mountains for Visit

  • Maroon Bells
  • Mount Evans
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Mount Elbert
  • Grand Mesa
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Flagstaff Mountain
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Aspen Mountain / Ajax
  • Buttermilk Mountain
  • Peak 9
  • Cheyenne Mountain
  • Peak 10
  • Silverton Mountain
  • Longs Peak
  • Epic Discovery at Breck
  • Many Parks Curve Overlook
  • Pulpit Rock Overlook
  • Mayflower Gulch
6.       Divisions
  • 75 Counties
  • 73  Cities
  • 196  Towns

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