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Colorado Quick Facts
- State Abbreviation – CO
- State Capital – Denver
- Largest City – Denver
- Name for Residents – Coloradans
- Major Industries – agriculture (wheat, cattle, sheep), tourism (especially skiers), mining (gold, silver), oil, finance, and manufacturing
- Major Rivers – Colorado River, Rio Grande, Arkansas River, South Platte River
- Major Lakes – Grand Lake, Blue Mesa Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir
- Origin of the Name Colorado – The word Colorado is Spanish for the “color red,” and refers to the muddy Colorado River
- State Nickname – Centennial State, Colorful Colorado
- State Motto – “Nil sine Numine” – Nothing Without Providence
- State Song – Where the Columbines Grow
Other Colorado Fun Facts
Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver.
The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs.
The world’s largest flat-top mountain is in Grand Mesa.
The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.
Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States at 10,430 feet elevation. Because there was lots of “silver” named towns at the time, the founding fathers suggested Leadville.
Hundreds of thousands of valentines are re-mailed each year from Loveland.
Every year Denver host the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show.
Colorado By the Numbers
Area (Sq Miles)
Colorado is the 8th biggest state in the USA
(as of 2013) Colorado is the 22nd most populous state in the USA
Highest Point (ft)