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Colorado

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Capital
Denver 
Became a State
August 1, 1876 (38th)
Location
Rocky Mountain Region; considered in
western – s
outhwestern region of the United States
Area
104, 094 sq. miles (8th)
Population
5,029,196 (22nd)
Major Cities
Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Golden
Products
cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay, 
tourism (winter & summer sports)
Climate
winter generally cold in elevated locations,
and summers hot, except in elevated locations
Yearly Precipitation
averages 10 t0 15 inches (depends on elevation)
Professional Sports Teams
Denver Bronco (National Football League)
Colorado Rockies (Major League Baseball)
Colorado Avalanche (National Hockey League)
Denver Nuggets (National Basketball Association)
Colorado Mammoth (National Lacrosse League)
Denver Outlaws (Major League Lacrosse)
Colorado Chill (National Women’s Basketball League)
Major Waterways
Colorado River, La Poudic Pass Lake, Lake Eagle River, 
Roaring Fork River, Gunnison River
Most Famous Citizens
Tim Allen (actor)
M. Scott Carpenter (astronaut)
Lon Chaney (actor)
JackDempsey (boxer)
Paul Whiteman ( orchestra conductor)
Gene Fowler (writer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lark Bunting

 

Columbine

 

Big Horn Sheep

 

Blue Spruce

 

Hairstreak Butterfly

      

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