Colorado History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Centennial State

Great Seal of the State of Colorado

Adopted on November 6, 1861.

The circular Seal of the State of Colorado is an adaptation of the Territorial Seal which was adopted by the First Territorial Assembly on November 6, 1861. The only changes made in the Territorial Seal design being the substitution of the words, "State of Colorado" and the figures "1876" for the corresponding inscriptions on the territorial seal. The first General Assembly of the State of Colorado approved the adoption of the Seal on March 15, 1877. The Colorado Secretary of State alone is authorized to affix the Great Seal of Colorado to any document whatsoever.

The Great Seal is provided here for educational purposes only. State law restricts reproduction of the Great Seal for other purposes.

First visited by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, the territory was claimed for Spain by Juan de Ulibarri in 1706. The U.S. obtained eastern Colorado as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the central portion in 1845 with the admission of Texas as a state, and the western part in 1848 as a result of the Mexican War.

Colorado has the highest mean elevation of any state, with more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks over 10,000 ft high and 54 towering above 14,000 ft. Pikes Peak, the most famous of these mountains, was discovered by U.S. Army lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike in 1806.

Capital City: Denver

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Colorado: State of Colorado Officia Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports Map Airport Links

Amtrak: West

Area: 104100 sq.mi, 8th   Land 103730 sq. mi., 8th   Water 371 sq.mi., 46th

Area Codes: Colorado

Biographies: Famous People from Colorado

Bird: Prairie Lark Finch

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Climate: Colorado

Community Pages: Colorado Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 38th State

County Profile: County Map   63 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

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Largest City Guides: Denver •  Colorado Springs •  Aurora •  Lakewood  • Fort Collins •  Arvada •  Pueblo   Westminster•   Boulder •  Thornton

Department of: EducationLicensure  | University of Colorado System | University of Colorado at Boulder | 200 classic rural Italian-style buildings and complexes, one of America's "most architecturally successful campuses", founded in 1876. | University of Colorado at Denver | Downtown Denver on the Auraria Campus.

Driving: MVD

Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay. Industry: Scientific instruments, food processing, transportation equipment, machinery, chemical products, gold and other mining, tourism.

Flag: Colorado (CO)

Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine   Aquilegia caerules 'Glauca'

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Geographic Center: Park, 30 miles northwest of Pike's Peak

Geology Maps: Colorado

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Mt. Elbert; 14,433 feet, 3rd

Highways: Colorado Highways

History: History Timeline Historical  • Overland Trail

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Kids Corner: State of Colorado Kids Page

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Lowest Point: Arikaree River; 3315 feet, 50th


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Motto: Nil sine Numine Nothing without Providence:

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Name: Colorado name taken from the Spanish for the "colorred" and was applied to the Colorado river.

National Forest: Colorado

Population: Quick facts   4,301,261; 24th, 12/00

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Tree:  Blue Spruce   Picea pungens  

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