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Denver, Colorado (CO)

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Where is the Capital of Colorado?
The Map of Colorado (CO) shows the location of the state capital in the "Centennial State". Colorado has 64 counties, and the capital of the State is Denver. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Denver including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Denver, Colorado.


The Map of Colorado and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 104,100 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Denver, is 154.9 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

Map of Colorado


Where is Denver located?
The location of Denver is in the South Platte River Valley to the west of the High Plains, east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The city is located in the county of Denver, Colorado.

Capital of Colorado - Denver
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Denver is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

Map showing location of Colorado in USA

Where is Colorado? (CO)

The State of Colorado is located in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains.


History & Facts on Denver, the Capital of Colorado
The History and Fast, fun facts about Denver, the capital city of Colorado:

History & Facts about Denver, Colorado - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: Colorado is the 8th biggest state in the USA. The Capital of the State is Denver
Fact 2: The population of the capital city is 634,265. Nickname "Mile-High City"
Fact 3: Denver has the largest city park system in the US with ninety golf courses and 650 miles of paved trails
Fact 4: The state covers 104,100 square miles and the size of the capital is 154.9 square miles

Fact 5: It is the county seat of Denver County

Fact 6: The nickname of Denver is the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile high

Fact 7: History - Denver City was incorporated on November 7, 1861

Fact 8: History - The city was named after Kansas Territorial Governor James Denver

Fact 9: History - Gold was found in the area in 1858 which led to the building of the town

Fact 10: History - The first permanent building in Denver was a saloon!

Facts about the Population of Denver, Colorado
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Denver, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Denver was 634,265, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Denver, Colorado - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Colorado - Denver

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