Outline of Colorado

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The location of the state of Colorado in the United States of America

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Colorado:

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Colorado 22nd most populous, the eighth most extensive, and the highest in average elevation of the 50 United States. Colorado is one of the western Mountain States. The 30 highest major summits of the Rocky Mountains all rise within Colorado. The Territory of Colorado joined the Union as the 38th state on August 1, 1876.

General reference

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An enlargeable map of the state of Colorado

Geography of Colorado

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An enlargeable digital elevation map of the state of Colorado

Geography of Colorado

Places in Colorado

Places in Colorado

Environment of Colorado

Natural geographic features of Colorado

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A satellite image of the Rocky Mountains in the state of Colorado.

Man-made geographic features of Colorado

Regions of Colorado

Administrative divisions of Colorado

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An enlargeable map of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado

Demography of Colorado

Demographics of Colorado

Government and politics of Colorado

Politics of Colorado

Federal government in Colorado

Military in Colorado

State government of Colorado

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The Colorado State Capitol in Denver

Government of Colorado

Executive branch of the government of Colorado

Legislative branch of the government of Colorado

Judicial branch of the government of Colorado

Courts of Colorado

Law and order in Colorado

Law of Colorado

Local government in Colorado

Elections and politics in Colorado

History of Colorado

History of Colorado

History of Colorado, by period

Timeline of Colorado history

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The location of the state of Colorado in the United States of America
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An enlargeable map of the state of Colorado
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An enlargeable map of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado

History of Colorado, by region

State

Regions

Counties

Places

History of Colorado, by subject

Culture of Colorado

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Culture of Colorado

The arts in Colorado

Sports in Colorado

Sports in Colorado

Economy and infrastructure of Colorado

Economy of Colorado

Education in Colorado

Education in Colorado

See also

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Colorado State of the United States of America

Colorado is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. It encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is the eighth most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The 2020 United States Census enumerated the population of Colorado at 5,773,714, an increase of 14.80% since the 2010 United States Census.

Adams County, Colorado County in Colorado, United States

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 441,603. The county seat is Brighton. The county is named for Alva Adams, an early Governor of the State of Colorado in 1887–1889.

Golden, Colorado Home Rule Municipality in Colorado, United States

The City of Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on June 16, 1859, the mining camp was originally named "Golden City" in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles (19 km) east to Denver City. Golden is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 18,867.

Jefferson County, Colorado County in Colorado, United States

Jefferson County, is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 534,543, making it the fourth-most populous county in Colorado. The county seat is Golden, and the most populous city is Lakewood.

El Paso County, Colorado County in Colorado, United States

El Paso County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. The 2010 Census recorded its population of 622,263 for El Paso County. The Census Bureau's 2018 estimate indicates it is the second-most populous county in Colorado, after the City and County of Denver. The county seat is Colorado Springs, the second most populous city in Colorado. El Paso County is included in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History of Colorado Aspect of history

The human history of Colorado extends back more than 14,000 years. The region that is today the state of Colorado was first inhabited by Native American people. The Lindenmeier Site in Larimer County, Colorado, is a Folsom culture archaeological site with artifacts dating from approximately 8710 BC.

Colorado Territory

The Territory of Colorado was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from February 28, 1861, until August 1, 1876, when it was admitted to the Union as the State of Colorado.

Jefferson Territory Extralegal and unrecognized United States territory that existed from 1859 to 1861

The Territory of Jefferson was an extralegal and unrecognized United States territory that existed from October 24, 1859 until the creation of the Colorado Territory on February 28, 1861. The Jefferson Territory included land officially part of the Kansas Territory, the Nebraska Territory, the New Mexico Territory, the Utah Territory, and the Washington Territory, but the area was remote from the governments of those five territories. The government of the Jefferson Territory, while democratically elected, was never legally recognized by the United States government, although it managed the territory with relatively free rein for 16 months. Many of the laws enacted by the Jefferson Territorial Legislature were reenacted and given official sanction by the new Colorado General Assembly in 1861.

Auraria, Denver Settlement Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Auraria was a small mining settlement in the Kansas Territory in the United States. Today it survives in its original location as a neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, south of the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.

Old Colorado City Place in Colorado, United States

Old Colorado City, formerly Colorado City, was once a town, but it is now a neighborhood within the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its commercial district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was founded during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859 and was involved in the mining industry, both as a supply hub and as a gold ore processing center beginning in the 1890s. Residents of Colorado City worked at some of the 50 coal mines of the Colorado Springs area. It was briefly the capital of the Colorado Territory. For many years, Colorado Springs prohibited the use of alcohol within its border due to the lifestyle of Colorado City's opium dens, bordellos, and saloons. It is now a tourist area, with boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants.

History of Colorado Springs, Colorado Place in Colorado, United States

Before it was founded, the site of modern-day Colorado Springs, Colorado, was part of the American frontier. Old Colorado City, built in 1858 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush was the Colorado Territory capital. The town of Colorado Springs, was founded by General William Jackson Palmer as a resort town. Old Colorado City was annexed into Colorado Springs. Railroads brought tourists and visitors to the area from other parts of the United States and abroad. The city was noted for junctions for seven railways: Denver and Rio Grande (1870), Denver and New Orleans Manitou Branch (1882), Colorado Midland (1886-1918), Colorado Springs and Interurban, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (1889), Rock Island (1889), and Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railways. It was also known for mining exchanges and brokers for the Cripple Creek Gold Rush.

El Paso County was a county of the extralegal United States Territory of Jefferson that existed from November 28, 1859, until February 28, 1861. The county seat was Colorado City.

Geography of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs geography describes geographical topics regarding the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado in El Paso County, Colorado. With 194.87 sq mi (504.7 km2) of land, it is the state's largest-sized city. Denver is the most populated city.

Index of Colorado-related articles Wikipedia list article

The following is an alphabetical list of articles related to the U.S. state of Colorado.

Index of New Mexico–related articles Wikipedia index

The following is an alphabetical list of articles related to the U.S. state of New Mexico.

John C. Moore (Denver mayor) American politician

John C. Moore was an American politician who served as the first official mayor of Denver, Colorado from 1859 to 1861. He was an early settler of Denver, while the area was still a territory of the United States. Moore was a newspaper journalist and publisher, working on papers in Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Pueblo, Colorado. During the American Civil War, he was a judge adjutant general and colonel in the Confederate States Army.

History of slavery in Colorado

History of slavery in Colorado began centuries before Colorado achieved statehood when Spanish colonists of Santa Fe de Nuevo México (1598–1848) enslaved Native Americans, called Genízaros. Southern Colorado was part of the Spanish territory until 1848. Comanche and Utes raided villages of other indigenous people and enslaved them.

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