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About Colorado

Colorado is one of the 50 US states, named for the Colorado River. The state is situated in central United States, it is one of three states (with Wyoming and Utah) that have only lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries. It is bordered to the north by Wyoming and Nebraska, to the east by Kansas, to the south by Oklahoma and New Mexico, and to the west by Utah.

A part of Colorado was acquired by the US with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the rest was ceded by Mexico in 1848. Colorado joined the Union at 1 August 1876 as the 38th state.

The Centennial State (its nickname) occupies an area of 269,837 km² (104,094 sq mi), compared, it is about the size of New Zealand (270,467 km²) or somewhat larger than the United Kingdom (242,900 km²). Colorado is dominated by the Southern Rocky Mountains, a major subregion of the Rocky Mountains. Highest point in the state is Mount Elbert with 4401 m (14,440 ft), it is the second highest peak in the contiguous US after Mount Whitney in California.

Colorado has a population of 5.45 million people (2015 estimate). Capital and largest city is Denver, largest metro area is Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, where you can find half of the state's population (2.8 million).

The detailed map below shows the US state of Colorado with boundaries, the state capital Denver,
major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Reference Map of Colorado
Reference Map of Colorado.

Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
Cities in Colorado

Map shows the location of following cities and towns in Colorado:

Major cities are: Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Aurora

Other cities and towns in Colorado:

Akron, Alamosa, Antonito, Arvada, Aspen, Black Forest, Brighton, Broomfield, Brush, Burlington, Byers, Canon City, Castle Rock, Cheyenne Wells, Cortez, Craig, Cripple Creek, Del Norte, Delta, Dinasaur, Durango, Eads, Englewood, Estes Park, Fairplay, Florence, Fort, Fruita, Glenwood Springs, Granby, Grand Junction, Greeley, Gunnison, Holyoke, Idaho Springs, Julesburg, La Junta, Lakewood, Lamar, Las Animas, Last Chance, Leadville, Limon, Littleton, Longmont, Loveland, Meeker, Monte Vista, Montrose, Morgan, Orchard City, Ordway, Ouray, Pagosa Springs, Pueblo, Rangely, Rifle, Rocky Ford, Saguache, Salida, Security, Silverton, Springfield, Springs, Steamboat, Sterling, Telluride, Trinidad, Vail, Walden, Walsenburg, and Wray.
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