What are facts about Colorado?

Some facts about Colorado:

  • About 33% of all the land in Colorado belongs to the Federal Government.
  • About 75% of all the land in the US over 10,000 feet in elevation is in Colorado.
  • The tallest sand dune in the US is in Colorado.
  • Colorado was the second state in the nation to grant women the right to vote.
  • Colorado was the first State to have women legislators in 1894.
  • Colorado is the closest state to being rectangular.
  • It is the 22nd most populated US State.
  • It is the 37th most densely populated US State.
  • It was the 38th state to join the Union.
  • It is the 8th largest US State.
  • The highest point in the state is Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet above sea level.
  • It is the 8th largest US State in area and became a State on 1 August 1876.
  • On the first attempt to join the Union, the President vetoed admission. It had to wait until the end of the Civil War and reconstruction for President Grant to give them Statehood.
  • It is the tallest state, only because both California and Alaska with excellent mountain ranges are cursed by the presence of so much shoreline.
  • It has over 50 mountains above 14,000 feet in elevation.
  • With only 12 to 18 inches of rainfall per year it has an abundance or irrigated land because of natural and manmade reservoirs that provide the irrigation water and the drinking water for Arizona and much of Southern California.
  • It is divided only by artificial boundaries and by those provided by earth's contour, rivers, and terrain.
  • It is and remains beautiful.
  • Capital: Denver
  • Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)
  • Nickname: The Centennial State
  • State Song: Where the Columbines Grow
  • State Bird: Lark Bunting
  • State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
  • State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce