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Colorado

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Origin of Name from a Spanish word meaning "colored red," in reference to the Colorado River, which flows through canyons of red stone. Area (Rank) 104,247 sq mi (8th). Population (Rank) 5,268,367 (22nd). Capital Denver. Admitted to Union (Rank) August 1, 1876 (38th).

Notable Coloradans
Notable Coloradans

Official Symbols of Colorado
Official Symbols of Colorado
The state flag was adopted by an act of the General Assembly on June 5, 1911. It consists of three alternate stripes of equal width -- the two outer being blue of the same color as in the field of the national flag and the middle being white -- and a circular red C of the same color as the red stripes of the national flag enclosing a golden disk.

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
was the first national park created specifically to protect cultural treasures. Covering an area of 52,036 acres (about 81 square miles) in southwestern Colorado, the park protects some of the most spectacular cliff dwellings in the world.

Denver
Denver
is the capital of and largest city in Colorado, and the seat of Denver County. As of 2010 the city had a population of 600,158, and an area of 154.9 square miles. Denver is known as the "Mile-High City" because the 15th step to the western entrance of the State Capitol is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level.

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