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COLORADO  
VAIL  
AREA 104,177 sq miles (land) 103,718 sq miles (water) 459 sq miles
CAPITAL Denver
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: Feb. 28, 1861 Entered Union (rank): Aug. 1, 1876 (38) Present constitution adopted: 1876
LOCATION 39.768N, 104.872W
MEAN ELEVATION 6,811 feet
HIGHEST POINT Mt. Elbert; 14,433 feet, 3rd
LOWEST POINT Arikaree River; 3,350 feet, 50th
COUNTIES 64
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 30 miles northwest of Pike's Peak
STATE FOSSIL stegosaurus (1991)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Aquamarine
STATE FLAG The flag was originally designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911. The C-shaped emblem contains the colors of Spain which originally claimed the area, and the gold ball represents the state's mineral wealth.
STATE COLORS blue and white (1911)
STATE SEAL The circular Seal of the State of Colorado is an adaption of the Territorial Seal which was adopted by Joint Resolution of the First Territorial Assembly on November 6, 1861. The statutory provision for the official seal of statehood was provided for by Act of the First General Assembly of the State of Colorado, approved on March 15, 1877.
STATE SLOGAN If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother
STATE MOTTO Nil sine Numine ("Nothing Without the Deity")
STATE SONG “Where the Columbines Grow” (1915)
STATE TREE Colorado blue spruce (1939)
STATE BIRD lark bunting (1931)
STATE ANIMAL Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (1961)
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Centennial State, Colorful Colorado, Silver State, Switzerland of America
STATE FLOWER White and Lavender Columbine
BORDERING STATES Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming

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