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Colorado (Listeni/kɒləˈræd/)[6] is a U.S. state that encompasses maist o the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastren portion o the Colorado Plateau an the wastren edge o the Great Plains. Colorado is pairt o the Wastren United States, the Soothwastren Unitit States, an the Muntain States. Colorado is the 8t maist extensive an the 22nt maist populous o the 50 United States. The Unitit States Census Bureau estimates that the population o Colorado wis 5,116,796 on 1 Julie 2011, an increase of +1.74% syne the 2010 Unitit States Census.

State of Colorado
Banner o Colorado State seal o Colorado
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Centennial State
Motto(s): Nil sine numine
(Nothing athoot providence)
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Colorado heichlichtit
Demonym Coloradan or Coloradoan (archaic)
(an lairgest ceety)
Lairgest metro Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA
Aurie Ranked 8th
 • Tot 104,094 sq mi
(269,837 km2)
 • Width 380 miles (612 km)
 • Lenth 280 miles (451 km)
 • % watter 0.36%
 • Latitude 37°N to 41°N
 • Longitude 102°03'W to 109°03'W
Population Ranked 22nt
 • Tot 5,540,545 (2016 est)[1]
 • Density 49.3/sq mi  (19.0/km2)
Ranked 37t
 • Median hoosehauld income $56,993 (13t)
 • Heichest pynt Mount Elbert[2][3][4][5]
14,440 ft (4401.2 m)
 • Mean 6,800 ft  (2070 m)
 • Lawest pynt Arikaree River[3][4]
3,316 ft (1011 m)
Afore statehuid Territory of Colorado
Admission to Union 1 August 1876 (38t State)
Govrenor John Hickenlooper (D)
Lieutenant Governor Joseph A. Garcia (D)
Legislatur General Assembly
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators 2Mark Udall (D)
3Michael Bennet (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 4 Republicans an 3 Democrats (leet)
Time zone MST=UTC -07, MDT=UTC -06
ISO 3166 US-CO
Abbreviations CO, Colo.


  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016" (CSV). 2016 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  2. "Mount Elbert". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. The summit of Mount Elbert is the highest point of the Rocky Mountains of North America.
  6. "Colorado – Definition". August 13, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 

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Precedit bi
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admittit on 1 August 1876 (38t)
Succeedit bi
North Dakota