Aurora, Colorado

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Aurora, Colorado
Ceety o Aurora
The Aurora Municipal Center
The Aurora Municipal Center
Nickname(s): 
The Gateway tae the Rockies
The Sunrise o Colorado
Location in Arapahoe Coonty an the State o Colorado
Aurora, Colorado is locatit in the US
Aurora, Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Location in the contiguous Unitit States
Coordinates: 39°44′N 104°50′W / 39.73°N 104.83°W / 39.73; -104.83Coordinates: 39°44′N 104°50′W / 39.73°N 104.83°W / 39.73; -104.83
KintraUnitit States
StateColorado
CoontiesArapahoe Coonty[1]
Adams Coonty
Douglas Coonty
Platted1891 as Fletcher
Incorporatit (toun)1903-05-05, as the Town of Fletcher[2]
Incorporatit (ceety)1929 as the Ceety o Aurora[3]
Govrenment
 • TeepHome Rule Municipality[1]
 • MayorSteve Hogan (R)
 • Ceety ManagerGeorge (Skip) Noe
Area
 • Home Rule Municipality369.7 km2 (154.3 sq mi)
 • Land369.1 km2 (154.1 sq mi)
 • Water0.2 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Elevation
1,648 m (5,471 ft)
Population
 • Home Rule Municipality325,078
 • Estimate 
(2014)[5]
353,108
 • RankUS: 54t
 • Density880/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,374,203 (US: 18t)
 • Metro
2,754,258 (US: 21st)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
80010-80019, 80040-80047 (aw but 80045 PO Boxes), 80137, 80247[6]
Aurie code(s)Baith 303 an 720
INCITS place code0804000
GNIS featur ID0204737
HeichwaysI-70, I-225, US 40, SH 30, SH 83, SH 88, E-470
Wabsteidwww.auroragov.org
Third maist populous Colorado ceety

The Ceety o Aurora (/əˈrɔərə/, /əˈrɔːrə/) is a Hame Rule Municipality in the U.S. state o Colorado, spannin Arapahoe an Adams coonties, wi the yondermaist sootheastren portion o the ceety stendin intae Douglas Coonty.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aurora haes a single sister ceety, Adama, Ethiopie, that wis established in 2014 efter Aurora Sister Ceeties Internaitional wis resurrect in 2013. The ceety o Aurora haed a previous sister ceety program frae 1988 tae 2004.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  2. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Archived frae the oreeginal on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  3. "Aurora History". City of Aurora, Colorado. Archived frae the oreeginal on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  5. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  6. "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. August 19, 2007. Archived frae the oreeginal on 18 August 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2007.  The post office servin 80137 is locatit in Aurora, houever “Watkins” is the place name assigned tae the ZIP code.
  7. "Aurora Sister Cities International". Retrieved 17 July 2014.