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State Facts

Full Name

State of Colorado

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

August 1, 1876 (38th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

4,301,261 (24th)

Land Area (Rank)

103,718 square miles; 268,627 square kilometers (8th)

Capital

Denver

Postal Abbreviation

CO

State Nicknames

Centennial State

Motto

Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)

Song

“Where the Columbines Grow” (music by A. J. Fynn)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Rocky Mountain columbine
  • Tree: Colorado blue spruce
  • Bird: Lark bunting
  • Gem: Aquamarine
  • Animal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
  • Fossil: Stegosaurus

Economy

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