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Colorado reminds us of blue spruce, alpine scenery., steam train and of course, Colorado Springs. This Centennial State is full of wonders awaiting a passionate look. The map of Colorado take you through the eighth largest state in the US.
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About Colorado Map

: This detailed map of Colorado depicts the neighboring states covering it from all sides- Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Besides depicting state highways, interstate highways, and US Federal highways, the Colorado map also shows major cities. Denver, the state capital, is depicted on the map. This landlocked state in the western US is known for its geographic diversity, snow-capped mountains, and river canyons. The state is home to 11 national parks and 44 state parks.

About Colorado

Colorado reminds us of blue spruce, alpine scenery, steam train and of course, Colorado Springs. This Centennial State is full of wonders awaiting a passionate look. Encompassing total area of 269,595 square kilometers, Colorado is divided into 64 counties. It is the eighth largest state by area in the US.

History of Colorado

The area was first inhabited by various Native American tribes more than 13,000 years ago. The eastern part of the Rocky Mountains was in earlier times a major route of migration for the spread of civilization throughout the American land. Apache and Comanche tribes inhabited Eastern and Southeastern parts of the state.

The region was acquired by the Union in the Louisiana purchase of 1803 from the French. The land acquired US statehood on August 1, 1876, making it the 38th US state.

Geography of Colorado

Almost rectangle-shaped, Colorado is landlocked and bordered by Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The state covers the southern Rocky Mountains, the western most part of the great plains as well as parts of the Colorado plateau. Colorado was named after the Colorado River which passes through it.

The northwestern Colorado is sparsely populated due to desert plateaus and alpine mountains. There are 53 summits of the Rockies range in Colorado that are 14,000 feet or higher in elevation. Mount Elbert, at 14,440 feet is the tallest peak in the Rockies and the second-highest peak in the contiguous US.

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Travel destinations in Colorado

Colorado is a land of the dark forests of pine where the tropic stars shine. From outdoor adventure in national parks to bustling nightlife in cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns, Colorado is the stuff vacations are made of. The state is famous for its part in US history and heritage, unparalleled beauty, adventure winter sports, Rocky Mountain cuisine and pot tourism.

Mesa Verde National Park, Garden of the Gods, Pike National Forest, Million Dollar Highway, Gunnison National Park and Colorado National Monument are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Colorado. The state is worth a visit in any season for adventure sports such as skiing, backpacking, ballooning and white water rafting.

Transportation in Colorado

  1. By Air - Twice the size of Manhattan, Denver International Airport (DIA) is one of the busiest airports in the US. It handles most of the air traffic between Chicago and the Pacific coast.

  2. By Train - Amtrak operates California Zephyr and Southwest Chief through the state.

  3. By Road - Interstate 25 (I-25) and I-70 are the two major corridors serving the state north-south and east-west respectively.

Education in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Education oversees public education and literacy programs. The Colorado College, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Redstone college are some of the most prestigious institutions in the state. Read more here.

Facts about Colorado

  • Colorado was founded in 1876, hundred years after the Declaration of Independence, thereby earning the moniker, 'Centennial State'.
  • Nicknamed 'Mile High City', Denver is the state capital and the largest city.
  • It is the first state in the US to legalize use of marijuana for recreational purposes.
  • More than 75 percent of the US land above 10,000 feet lies in Colorado.

Map of Cities in Colorado

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Map of Counties in Colorado

County NamePopulationArea (sq. mi.)
Adams County3638571191.93
Alamosa County14966722.74
Arapahoe County487967803.14
Archuleta County98981350.22
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Last Updated On : March 2, 2017

The official flag of Colorado consists of three horizontal stripes, top and bottom being navy blue and middle stripe being white. On top of these stripes a circular red "C" is there, filled with a golden disk.
Official Name Colorado
Area104,094 sq mi (269,837 km2)
Population5,355,866 (2014 est)
Largest CityDenver
Official LanguagesEnglish
Time ZoneUTC-07/UTC-06
GovernorJohn Hickenlooper
Lt. GovernorDonna Lynne
U.S. SenatorMichael Bennet, Cory Gardner
AbbreviationCO, Colo. US-CO
Joined the UnionAugust 1, 1876 (38th state)
NicknameCentennial State
Highest PointMount Elbert
Lowest PointArikaree River
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