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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Denver // state code ISO: CO ; FIPS: US08
    surface: 268659 = 103734 sq.mi // rank in USA: 8 // location: West central
    climate: low relative humidity, abundant sunshine, wide daily, seasonal temp. ranges, alpine
    entered USA as 38th state on: 1876-08-01
    administrative division: 63 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 21,338,000
    population density 2000: 79 per = 206 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 31%
    main ethnic groups: white 83%, black 4%, Asian 2%, Native American/Nat. AK 1%, other 10%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: corn, wheat, hay, sugar beets, barley, potatoes, apples, peaches, pears, dry beans
    livestock (million): cattle: 3,2 / pigs: 0,84 / poultry: 4,2 / sheep: 0,4
    timber/lumber: oak, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir
    chief industries: manufacturing, construction, government, tourism, agriculture, aerospace
    chief industrial products: computer equip., electronics, foods, machinery, aerospace products
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, portland cement, crushed stone, gold, helium
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Elbert 4399 m = 14433 ft
    other mountains: Mt. Harvard 4395 m, Blanca Pk 4372 m; Uncompaghre Pk 4361 m
    lowest point in the state: ca 1000 m at the E edge
    lakes: Lake Meredith
    artificial lakes: John Martin Res., Blue Mesa Res.
    rivers: Arkansas, Colorado, South Platte
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Centennial State
    motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing Without Providence)
    song: Where the Columbines Grow
    flower: Rocky Mountain columbine // bird: Lark bunting // tree: Colorado blue spruce
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.14 by Jan Lahmeyer
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