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Ceety an Coonty o Denver
Denver Skyline frae City Park, Denver
Denver Skyline frae City Park, Denver
Banner o Denver
Official seal of Denver
The Mile-Heich Ceety[2] Queen Ceety o the Wast, Queen Ceety o the Plains,[3] Wall Street of the West[4]
Location o Denver in Colorado
Location o Denver in Colorado
Denver is located in the Unitit States
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 39°44′21″N 104°59′5″W / 39.73917°N 104.98472°W / 39.73917; -104.98472
KintraUnitit States
Ceety an CoontyDenver[1]
Foondit22 November 1858, as Denver City, K.T.[5]
Incorporatit11/7/1861, as Denver City, C.T.[6]
ConsolidatitNovember 15, 1902, as the City and County of Denver
Named forJames William Denver
 • TeepConsolidatit Ceety an Coonty[1]
 • MayorMichael Hancock (D)[7]
 • Ceety-coonty401.3 km2 (154.9 sq mi)
 • Laund397.2 km2 (153.3 sq mi)
 • Water4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)  1.03%
 • Metro
21,793 km2 (8414.4 sq mi)
Elevation1564–1731 m (5130–5680 ft)
 (USCB estimate for July 1, 2011)[9]
 • Ceety-coonty619,968 (US: 23rd)
 • Density1561/km2 (4044/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,599,504 (US: 21st)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
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 code08-20000
GNIS featur ID0201738
Heich-gatesI-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
WebsiteCity and County of Denver
Most populous Colorado city
Second most populous Colorado county

The Ceety an Coonty o Denver (/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 mile (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 Moontain Time Zone.

Sister ceeties

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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

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


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  2. Claims to Fame – Geography Archived 2010-12-24 at the Wayback Machine, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007
  3. Queen City Archived 2010-11-21 at the Wayback Machine, Time (magazine), January 30, 1928, accessed April 13, 2007.
  4. "Denver: A Mile High And Climbing – Denver, Colorado". Parks & Recreation. 2001. Archived frae the original on 19 Januar 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. a b c "Denver Facts Guide – Today". The City and County of Denver. Archived frae the original on 3 Februar 2007. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2007.
  6. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 1 December 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2007.
  7. "Interim Mayor Vidal to be sworn in Jan. 12". Denver Post. Retrieved 17 Januar 2011.
  8. "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 29 Apryle 2005. Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  9. "Annual Resident Population Estimates, Estimated Components of Resident Population Change, and Rates of the Components of Resident Population Change for States and Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). 2015 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 1 Julie 2015. Retrieved 17 Apryle 2016.
  10. "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. 18 August 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  11. "English-Arapaho dictionary". Retrieved 23 Mey 2012.
  12. "Brest France". Denver Sister Cities International. Retrieved 30 Mairch 2010.
  13. "Denver Sister Cities International". Retrieved 18 Mey 2012.
  14. "Baghdad-Denver Region Partnership". Denver Regional Council of Governments. Archived frae the original on 18 Juin 2012. Retrieved 18 Mey 2012.

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