Colorado covers 104,100 square miles and has a population of 4,301,261 people. Colorado’s capital is Denver, which has a population of 554,636. Other important cities are Aurora (pop. 276,393), Colorado Springs (pop. 360,890), Highlands Ranch (pop. 70,931), Thornton (pop. 82,384), Loveland (pop. 50,608),Westminster (pop. 100,940), Longmont (pop. 71,093), Boulder (pop. 94,673),Arvada (pop. 102,153) and Fort Collins (pop. 118,652).
Colorado was admitted to the Union on August 1st, 1876 as the 38th state. The state flower is the “Rocky Mountain Columbine” and it’s nickname is “The Centennial State” or “Colorful Colorado”. Colorado’s economy is broken into two categories; agriculture and industry. Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn and hay provide for the agricultural side. While scientific instruments, food processing, transportation equipment, machinery, chemical products, gold and other mining and tourism provide for the industrial side.