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is the Colorado state of the United States of America that encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the high western edge of the Great Plains. The state has more mountain peaks above 4000 m (13,123 feet) of elevation than any other state or province in North America. Admitted to the Union on August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Colorado ranks first in mean elevation, eighth in total area, and 22nd in population among the 50 U.S. states. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,268,367 on July 1, 2012, an increase of +4.76% since the 2010 United States Census. Denver is the state capital, the most populous city, and the heart of the most populous metropolitan area of the Rocky Mountain Region. Colorado Springs is the state's second most populous city. While the population of the Front Range Urban Corridor now exceeds 4.5 million, many rugged portions of the state remain pristine wilderness.
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Native peoples, Spain, France, the United States, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the State of Deseret have claimed various portions of the present State of Colorado. Colorado is one of only
three U.S. states with no natural boundaries. Although Colorado and
Wyoming have the same shape and both measure four degrees of latitude by seven degrees of longitude, Colorado is 6.42% more extensive than Wyoming because it lies closer to the equator. The
Four Corners is the only place where four U.S. states meet. In antiquity, the area of the
Front Range Urban Corridor was a popular migration route for Paleoamericans. Today, the
Front Range Urban Corridor is the home of more than 4.4 million people.
Denver is one of the few cities in the world with both a police department and a sheriff's department.
Denver is the only world city to accept and later reject an Olympic Games for environmental reasons.
Denver is the home of the Great American Beer Festival, the National Western Stock Show, the People's Fair, and the Festival of Mountain and Plain.
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2. Mark Udall (D) (2009–)
3. Michael Bennet (D) (2009–)
1. Diana DeGette (D) (1997–)
2. Jared Polis (D) (2009–)
3. Scott Tipton (R) (2011–)
4. Cory Gardner (R) (2011–)
5. Doug Lamborn (R) (2007–)
6. Mike Coffman (R) (2009–)
7. Ed Perlmutter (D) (2007–)
104,094 square miles (269,602 km Total area: 2) (eighth most extensive state)
103,718 square miles (268,628 km Land: 2) = 99.64%
376 square miles (974 km Water: 2) = 0.36%
Highest elevation: Mount Elbert 14,440 feet (4,401.2 m) (third highest state)
6,800 feet (2,073 m) (highest state) Mean elevation:
Lowest elevation: Arikaree River 3,317 feet (1,011 m) (highest state)
5,187,582 (22nd most populous state) Population (2012 Estimate):
Number of counties: 64 counties (including two consolidated city and county governments)
Number of municipalities: 271 municipalities, comprising 2 consolidated city and county governments, 73 cities, and 196 towns
Time zone: MST= UTC-07, MDT= UTC-06
USPS code: CO
ISO 3166 code: US-CO
Adjacent U.S. states: Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah (tied for third most)
State government website: Colorado.gov
State tourism website: Colorado.com
Colorado, U.S. state, United States, North America
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History of Colorado, Prehistory, Timeline
Government of Colorado, Counties, Municipalities
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Rocky Mountains, Geology of the Rocky Mountains
Rivers, Drainage basins, Continental Divide
Colorado mountain ranges, Peaks, Passes
Colorado cities and towns, Colorado places
A Navajo boy on horseback, in 2007, in New Mexico
Navajo has more speakers than any other
Native American language north of the U.S.-Mexico border, with 170,717 self-reported speakers in 2007, and this number has increased with time. The grestest numbers are in New Mexico. During World War II, the language was used as a code in the Pacific War by bilingual Navajo code talkers to send secure military messages over radio. This had the advantage of being an extremely fast method of encrypted communication; the code was never broken by the Japanese.