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State of Colorado
Banner o Colorado State seal o Colorado
Flag Seal
Elk-name(s): The Centennial State
Motto(s): Nil sine numine
(Nothing athoot providence)
Map o the Unitit States wi Colorado heichlichtit
Demonym Coloradan or Coloradoan (archaic)
Caipital Denver
Lairgest ceety caipital
Lairgest metro aurie Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA
Aurie  Rankit 8th in the U.S.
 - Total 104,094 sq mi
(269,837 km2)
 - Width 380 miles (612 km)
 - Length 280 miles (451 km)
 - % watter 0.36%
 - Latitude 37°N to 41°N
 - Langitude 102°03'W to 109°03'W
Population  Rankit 22nt in the U.S.
 - Total 5,116,796 (2011 estimate)[1]
 - Densitie 49.3/sq mi  (19.0/km2)
Rankit 37t in the U.S.
 - Median hoosehauld income  $56,993 (13t)
 - Heuchest point Mount Elbert[2][3][4][5]
14,440 ft (4401.2 m)
 - Mean 6,800 ft  (2070 m)
 - Lawest point Arikaree River[3][4]
3,316 ft (1011 m)
Admission tae Union  1 August 1876 (38t State)
Govrenor John Hickenlooper (D)
Lieutenant Govrenor 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
Abbreviations CO Colo. US-CO

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.

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  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