of the titles of this article is ambiguous. For further meanings see Colorado (term clarifying).
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pointed name: The century state
(The Centennial State)
capital: Denver
largest city: Denver
rank (within the USA): 8
altogether: 269.837 km ²
country: 268,879 km ²
water (%): 962 km ² (0.36%)
rank (within the USA): 22
altogether (2004): 4.601.403
density: 17 E./km ²
member state
place: 38
since: 1. August 1876
time belt: Mountain: UTC -7
-6 (summer time)
degree of latitude: 37°N to 41°N
degree of longitude: 102°W to 109°W
broad: 451 km
length: 612 km
highest situation: 4,399 m
average situation: 2,073 m
deepest situation: 1,021 m
governor: Bill Owens republican
senator: Wayne all pool of broadcasting corporations republican
senator: Ken Salazar democrat
postal: CO
ISO 3166-2: US-CO

Colorado is a Federal State in the western part of the United States of America. The name Colorado comes from the Spanish and means “reddish”. In the year 2000 Colorado had 4.301.261 inhabitants. The postal abbreviation for the state reads CO.

State bird:Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) - prairie bunting

state flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) - Rocky Mountain Akelei

state tree: Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens) - blue Stechfichte

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in the east of Colorado begin the Great Plains and in the SW are the Colorado plateau. By the remainder of theState extend the Rocky Mountains, why Colorado is ranked also among the mountain states. The highest mountain, the Mt. Elbert, is at the same time the highest mountain of the Rocky Mountains. Neighbour states are Utah (in the west), Wyoming (in the north), Kansas (in the east), new Mexico (in the south), Nebraska (in the NO) and Oklahoma (in SO). The southwest corner Colorados is the only point in the USA, at which the borders of four Federal States touch themselves. In the Four Corners Monument is marked this point on a bronze plate. Beside Colorado Utah, Arizona belong andNew Mexico to „the Four Corners states “. The most important river, after which also the state was designated, is the Colorado River, which flows through the sizes of the state.

Colorado list

of the cities

in Colorado [work on](Conditions: 2004), of those 74.5% white, 17.1% Hispanics (of it approx. 424,000, d.i. 9.3% Mexican), 3.8% black and Afro American, 2.2% Asian, 1.0% Indian (approx. 27.000) are and.

82% of the population live in cities; there are 1.658.238 households.

The Pro-Kopf-Einkommen2002 29,959 amounted to US Dollar in the year.

largest cities

city County inhabitant
1. April of 2000
1. July 2004
Denver Denver 554,636 556,835
Colorado Springs El Paso 360,890 369,363
Aurora Adam, Arapahoe, Douglas 276,393 291,843
Lakewood Jefferson 144,126 141,301
away Collins Larimer 118.652 126,967
Arvada Jefferson 102,153 102,562
Pueblo Pueblo 102,121 103,621
Westminster Adam, Jefferson 100,940 104,759
Centennial Arapahoe --¹ 98,245
Boulder Boulder 94,673 92,196
Thornton Adam 82,384 102,072
Greeley Weld 76,930 84,815
Longmont Boulder 71,093 80,627
Loveland Larimer 50,608 57,784
Grand Junction Mesa 41,986 44,693
Littleton Arapahoe,Douglas, Jefferson 40,340 40,456
Broomfield Broomfield 38,272 42,901

¹ formation of the city to 7. February 2001


breed and cultivation

in the mountains becomes predominantly sheep - and Mastviehzucht operated. Sugar beets are cultivated to corn , wheat , potatoes , and Fruit.

industry and service

in the second half 20. Century above all the industrie and service ranges developed. The economy in Colorado is fanned out on a broad spectrum. Remarkable above all the firm density is in the range of the scientific researchand the High carouse industry.

Bodenschätze and occurrence


from the south the Spanish discoverer Coronado came and entered 1541 as the first European Colorados soil, but only Juan de Uribarri stressed the area 1701 for the Spanish kingdom. 1848 had Mexico the western part of Colorado the Americans transfers, after already 1819 the East part fell to the USA.
The gold fever of 1859 brought a large number of settlersinto the area of Denver. Larger Goldvorkommen were found soon in close proximity to cent ral town center. Around 1860 cent ral town center had a number of inhabitants of 60.000. Like always with Bodenschätzen the supply of gold is sometime exhausted and so developed over the years many smallCities, which became to leave again, if the gold market collapsed or the gold were diminished. Some cities such as Aspen, Telluride or Cripple Creek attained meaning as ski place, cultural center or player cities again. Others did not have so much luck and became spirit cities. Denver is in the meantimebecome the economical and financial center of the Rocky Mountain region.
1876 became Colorado 38. Federal State of the USA.

List of the governors von Colorado

objects of interest

of national park

Karte Colorados
map Colorados

national Monuments

Nastional Forests

  • Arapaho Nastional Forest
  • Grand Mesa Nastional Forest
  • Gunnison Nastional Forest
  • Pike national Forest
  • Rio Grande s Forest
  • Roosevelt Nastional Forest
  • Routt Nastional Forest
  • San Isabel Nastional Forest
  • San Juan Nastional Forest
  • Uncompahgre Nastional Forest
  • White River Nastional Forest

national ScenicByways

Colorado is national beside Oregon the Federal State with most Scenic Byways. It concerns roads, which were routistic particularly interesting classified due to certain characteristics of the Federal Highway administration as. To these roads of the Colorado River Headwaters belong in ColoradoByway, the Dinosaur dia. moon Prehistoric Highway, the Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway, the gold Belt route Scenic and Historic Byway, the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway, the San Juan Skyway, the Santa Fe Trail, the TopOF the Rockies, the Trail OF the Ancients and the Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road.

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