Colorado (English: Colorado) is a state in the west of the center of the USA.
Colorado is one of the 3 states (along with Wyoming and Utah) whose borders run along parallels and meridians, forming a rectangle (or rather, a sector of the earth’s surface). The state borders the following states: Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas. The Rocky Mountains cross the state from north to south.
The main rivers of the state are Rio Grande and Colorado. The capital and largest city of Colorado is Denver. Other cities: Colorado Springs.
Joined the United States on August 1, 1876 and became the 38th state.
Judicial system and crime
The state of Colorado has a simple court system, consisting mainly of appellate courts and trial courts. In addition, there are several other administrative and specialized courts, including small claims courts, inheritance courts, and juvenile courts. Courts of appeal consist of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Courts of first instance consist of district, municipal and water courts .
Colorado’s 2018 violent crime rate of 397.2 per 100,000 is only slightly higher than the comparable national rate of 380.6 per 100,000. The most dangerous city in the state is Puebla .
- Leslie White
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|City in the United States|
|County||El Paso County|
|– country||504.38 km²|
|– water||0.95 km²|
(April 1, 2020)
|Mayor||John Suthers (R)|
|Colorado Springs with the Front Range in the background.|
According to COUNTRYAAH, Colorado Springs is a city in the US state of Colorado and had a population of 478,961 in 2020, making it the 39th city in the United States. The surface is approximately 505 km². Southwest of the city, Cheyenne Mountain is the main control station for the GPS satellites.
Originally the city was called Fountain Colony.
Demographics (2000 Census)
9.6 % of the population is older than 65 and 27 % consists of one – person households. Unemployment is 3.2 %.
About 12% of Colorado Springs’ population is Hispanic, 6.6% of African origin and 2.8% of Asian origin.
The population increased from 283,112 in 1990 to 360,890 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -1.8 °C, in July it is 21.6 °C. An average of 412.5 mm of precipitation falls annually (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
Colorado Springs’ economy relies mainly on military facilities and high-tech industry. Tourism is also an important economic factor for the city. Major technology companies in the city are:
- Verizon Business – Software Developer
- Hewlett-Packard – Electronics Parts
- SNIA – Network Products
- Agilent – Manufacturer of test and measurement equipment
- Intel – Chip Producer
- Atmel – Chip producer (former Honeywell)
- Cypress Semiconductor Colorado Design Center
In 1986, the World Cycling Championships were organized in Ronde. The Italian Moreno Argentin won the road race for professional cyclists.
Colarado Springs hosted the 1962 Ice Hockey World Championships.
- Fujiyoshida (Japan)
- Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
- Smolensk (Russia)
- Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
- Nuevo Casas Grandes (Mexico)
- Bankstown (Australia)
The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Colorado Springs.
Air Force Academy (15 km)
Cimarron Hills (5 miles)
Fort Carson (13 km)
Manitou Springs (10 km)
Security Widefield (14 km)
Stratmoor (10 km)
Born in Colorado Springs
- Lon Chaney Sr. (1883-1930), actor
- Spring Byington (1886-1971), actress
- Marceline Day (1908-2000), actress
- Bobby Unser (1934-2021), racing driver
- Kelly Bishop (1944), actress
- Tom Hamilton (1951), bassist (Aerosmith)
- Michael Boatman (1964), actor and author
- Sherry Stringfield (1967), actress
- Scott Walker (1967), politician
- Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger (1975), astronaut
- Christopher Del Bosco (1982), Canadian freestyle skier
- David Wagenfuhr (1982), football player
- Benson Henderson (1983), martial artist
- Raquel Pennington (1988), martial artist
|City in the United States|
|– country||414.73 km²|
|– water||1.49 km²|
|Mayor||Mike Coffman (R)|
|Municipal Center of Aurora|
Aurora is a city in the US state of Colorado and has 276,393 inhabitants. This makes it the 61st city in the United States (2000). Its surface area is 368.9 km², making it the 38th largest city.
7.4% of the population is older than 65 and 27.4% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 2.2 % (census figures 2000).
About 19.8% of Aurora’s population are Hispanics and Latinos, 13.4% are of African origin and 4.4% of Asian origin.
The population increased from 221,855 in 1990 to 276,393 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -1.3 °C, in July it is 23.1 °C. Annual average precipitation is 391.2 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
The figure below shows nearby places within a radius of 16 km around Aurora.
Castlewood (15 km)
Cherry Hills Village (14 km)
Cottonwood (15 km)
Denver (14 km)
Foxfield (12 km)
Glendale (11 km)
Greenwood Village (13 km)
- John Kerry (1943), politician
- Zachery Ty Bryan (1981), actor
- Aaron Pitchkolan (1983), football player
On July 20, 2012, a shooting took place in Aurora. An armed man opened fire on moviegoers during the premiere of the film The Dark Knight Rises. 12 people died.
Fort Collins, Colorado
|City in the United States|
|Location of Fort Collins in Colorado|
|Location of Colorado in the US|
|Coordinates||40° 34′ N, 105° 5′ WL|
|– country||144.57 km²|
|– water||3.20 km²|
(April 1, 2010)
|ZIP code(s)||80521–80528, 80522, 80527, 80521|
|Fort Collins Historic Center|
Fort Collins is a city in the US state of Colorado and also the capital of Larimer County. Located on the western edge of the Great Plains and at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, it is the 185th largest city in the United States (2000) with a population of 118,652. The land area is 120.4 km 2, making it the 144th city.
Colorado State University has been located in Fort Collins since 1870.
7.9 % of the population is older than 65 and 26 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 3.2 % (2000 census figures).
About 8.8% of Fort Collins’ population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 1% of African origin and 2.5% of Asian origin.
The population increased from 88,899 in 1990 to 118,652 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -2.4 °C, in July it is 21.9 °C. Annual average precipitation is 382.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Fort Collins.
Campion (24 km)
Laporte (10 km)
Loveland (17 km)
Severance (19 km)
Timnath (9 km)
Wellington (17 km)
Windsor (17 km)
- Colin Clark (1984), football player