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This article is aboot the ceety in Colorado. For ither uisses, see Denver (disambiguation).
Denver
Ceety-coonty
Ceety an Coonty o Denver
Denver Skyline frae City Park, Denver

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Nickname(s): The Mile-Heich Ceety[1] Queen Ceety o the Wast, Queen Ceety o the Plains,[2] Wall Street of the West[3]
Location o Denver in Colorado
Denver is located in United States
Denver
Denver
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 39°44′21″N 104°59′5″W / 39.73917°N 104.98472°W / 39.73917; -104.98472
Kintra Unitit States
State Colorado
Ceety an Coonty Denver[4]
Foondit 22 November 1858, as Denver City, K.T.[5]
Incorporatit 11/7/1861, as Denver City, C.T.[6]
Consolidatit November 15, 1902, as the City and County of Denver
Named for James William Denver
Government
 • Type Consolidatit Ceety an Coonty[4]
 • Mayor Michael Hancock (D)[7]
Area[5]
 • Ceety-coonty 154.9 sq mi (401.3 km2)
 • Land 153.3 sq mi (397.2 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)  1.03%
 • Metro 8,414.4 sq mi (21,793 km2)
Elevation[8] 5,130–5,680 ft (1,564–1,731 m)
Population (USCB estimate for July 1, 2011)[9]
 • Ceety-coonty 619,968 (US: 23rd)
 • Density 4,044/sq mi (1,561/km2)
 • Metro 2,599,504 (US: 21st)
 • Demonym Denverite
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
ZIP codes 80201–80212,80202 80214–80239, 80241, 80243–80244, 80246–80252, 80256–80266, 80271, 80273–80274, 80279–80281, 80290–80291, 80293–80295, 80299, 80012, 80014, 80022, 80033, 80123, 80127[10]
Area code(s) Baith 303 an 720
FIPS code 08-20000
GNIS feature ID 0201738
Heich-gates I-25, I-70, I-76, I-225, I-270, US 6, US 40, US 85, US 285, US 287, CO 2, CO 26, CO 30, CO 35, CO 83, CO 88, CO 95, CO 121, CO 177, CO 265, CO 470, E-470
Website City and County of Denver
Most populous Colorado city
Second most populous Colorado county

The Ceety an Coonty o Denver (play /ˈdɛnvər/) (Arapaho: Niinéniiniicíihéhe')[11] is the lairgest ceety an the caipital o the U.S. state o Colorado. Denver is the seicont maist populous coonty in Colorado efter El Paso Coonty. Denver is a consolidatit ceety an coonty locatit in the Sooth Platte River Valley on the wastren edge o the Hie Plains juist east o the Front Range o the Rocky Muntains. The Denver dountoun destrict is locatit immediately east o the confluence o Cherry Creek wi the Sooth Platte River, aboot 12 miles (19 km) east o the fithills o the Rocky Muntains. Denver is eiknamit the Mile-Heich Ceety acause its offeecial elevation is exactly ae mile or 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) abuin sea level.[5] The 105t meridian wast o Greenwich passes throu Union Station an is the temporal reference for the Muntain Time Zone.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Denver's relationship wi Brest, Fraunce, begoud in 1948, makkin it the seicont-auldest sister ceety in the Unitit States.[12] Syne than, Denver haes establisht relationships wi ither sister ceeties, an currently haes a total o ten pairtnerships:[13]

In addition tae thir, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (consistin o the ceety an 51 ither local govrenments) haes establisht a "sister ceety" relationship wi the Baghdad Province, ane o Iraq's aichteen provinces.[14]

Adjacent coonties an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

North: Adams Coonty, Commerce City, Thornton, Westminster
Wast: Jefferson Coonty, Wheat Ridge, Lakeside, Mountain View, Edgewater, Lakewood Denver
Enclave: Arapahoe Coonty, Glendale
Adams County
East: Aurora
Arapahoe Coonty
Sooth: Arapahoe Coonty, Bow Mar, Littleton, Sheridan, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Aurora

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Claims to Fame – Geography, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007
  2. Queen City, Time (magazine), January 30, 1928, accessed April 13, 2007.
  3. "Denver: A Mile High And Climbing – Denver, Colorado". Parks & Recreation. 2001. [deid airtin]
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved November 16, 2007. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Denver Facts Guide – Today". The City and County of Denver. Retrieved March 19, 2007. 
  6. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  7. "Interim Mayor Vidal to be sworn in Jan. 12". Denver Post. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  8. "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PopEstCounties
  10. "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. August 18, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  11. "English-Arapaho dictionary". Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  12. "Brest France". Denver Sister Cities International. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  13. "Denver Sister Cities International". Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  14. "Baghdad-Denver Region Partnership". Denver Regional Council of Governments. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

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