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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

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Denver

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Fort Collins

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Pueblo

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Capital Denver
Area 104,091 sq mi
269,596 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
4,301,261
Major Cities
(2000 census)
Denver (554,636), Colorado Springs (360,890),
Aurora (276,393), Lakewood (144,126),
Fort Collins (118,652)
Major Rivers Colorado, Arkansas, South Platte, Rio Grande, Yampa
Highest Point Mt. Elbert
14,433 feet
4,399 meters
Industry scientific instruments, food processing, machinery, electrical equipment, fabricated metal products, gold and other mining, tourism
Agriculture cattle, wheat, corn, dairy products, hay
Minerals and Resources petroleum, coal, natural gas, gold, lead, zinc, molybdenum
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Geography of Colorado

Colorado, one of the states in the west-central United States. It is crossed by the snowcapped Rocky Mountains and is sometimes called the “Top of the Nation,” because its mean (average) elevation—6,800 feet (2,073 m)—is the highest of any state.

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History of Colorado

Nomadic hunters roamed the area that is now Colorado thousands of years ago. About the first century A.D., a people known as the Anasazi, or Basketmakers, settled in what is now the southwestern part of the state.