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Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, Colorado ranks eighth in size among the 50 states in the US. Colorado is bordered by 6 US states being, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah. Colorado is the nations highest state with an average mean height of 6,800 feet. Colorado's entire eastern third of the state is part of the western Great Plains, a high plateau that rises gradually to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Within the Rockies slightly west of the state's geographic center, is the Continental Divide, which separates the Rockies into the Eastern and Western slopes.
Entered the Union: August 1, 1876 (38th State)
Colorado Capital City: Denver
Lagest Cities in Colorado: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Pueblo, Arvada, Westminster, Centennial
Bordering States: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
Colorado 2013 Population (Estimate): 5,268,367
Colorado 2010 Population (Estimate): 5,029,196
Origin of State Name: From the Spanish word colorado, meaning red or reddish brown. The Colorado River often runs red during flood stages.
State Motto: Nil sine numine (Nothing without providence)
Colorado Nickname: The Centennial State