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Colorado is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Colorado may also be considered to be a part of the Western, Southwestern, Midwestern, and Central regions of the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 4,753,377 in 2006, a 10.49% increase since U.S. Census 2000. Denver is the capital and the most populous city of Colorado. Citizens of Colorado are known as Coloradans.
The State of Colorado is defined as the geospherical rectangle that stretches from 37°N to 41°N latitude and from 102°03’W to 109°03’W longitude (25°W to 32°W from the Washington Meridian). Colorado is one of only three U.S. states (with Wyoming and Utah) that have only lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries.
The summit of Mount Elbert at 4401 meters (14,440 feet) elevation in Lake County is the state’s highest point and the highest point in the entire Rocky Mountains. Colorado has approximately 550 mountain peaks that exceed 4000 meters (13,123 feet) elevation. Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1000 meters (3281 feet) elevation. The state’s lowest elevation is 1010 meters (3315 feet) at the point on the eastern boundary of Yuma County where the Arikaree River flows into the State of Kansas.
East of the Southern Rocky Mountains are the Colorado Eastern Plains of the High Plains, the section of the Great Plains within Colorado at elevations ranging from 3315 to 6562 feet (1010 to 2000 meters). The states of Kansas and Nebraska border Colorado to the east. The plains are sparsely settled with most population along the South Platte and the Arkansas rivers. Rainfall is meager, averaging from 12 to 18 inches (300 to 450 millimeters) annually. There is some irrigated farming, but much of the land is used for dryland farming or ranching. Winter wheat is a typical crop and most small towns in the region boast both a water tower and a grain elevator.
The bulk of Colorado’s population lives along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor. This region is partially protected from prevailing storms by the high mountains to the west.
To the west lies the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains with notable peaks such as Longs Peak, Mount Evans, Pikes Peak, and the Spanish Peaks near Walsenburg in the south. This area drains to the east, is forested, and partially urbanized.

 

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Trevor Thomas and his guide dog finished the Colorado Trail on Thursday, 42 days after they started.As part of the almost 500-mile hike, Thomas, a blind long-distance hiker, and his black lab, Tennill...

 

Youth benefit, party to be heldLiving Vision Durango will present a Celebrate Our Youth Benefit Fair Fest and Dance from 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Rotary Park.A traditional Ute blessing will take place a...

 

Meetings and EventsOutdoor Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., amphitheater, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Durango Botanical Society free garden tour, 9:30 a.m., Dur...

 

CENTENNIAL ? Jurors in the Aurora movie-theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty a...

 

DENVER ? Colorado?s largest supplier of public drinking water is in the middle of a debate about how much fluoride ? if any ? to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new...

 

DENVER ? A recent study suggests what fire officials and policymakers have always feared ? people underestimate wildfire risks.The study by the University of Colorado Boulder highlights that people ar...

 

Carolyn Bowra, director of the Animas Museum, will retire at the end of October.?You often hear, ?It?s a marathon, not a sprint,?? she said. ?And this is neither. It?s a relay. Robert (McDaniel) ran a...

 

It has been anything but an easy journey.When Rick and Karen Langhart took on the fight against big pharmaceutical companies after their daughter, Erika, died of a double pulmonary embolism that her f...

 
 

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