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Federated state of the central USA, 269,596 km², 4,753,377 residents (2006
estimate), 18 inhabitants / km²,
capital: Denver. Borders: Wyoming and Nebraska (N), Kansas (E), Oklahoma and New
Mexico (S), Utah (W).
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The territory, essentially mountainous, has an average altitude of 2072 m; in
its central section it is crossed, from N to S, by the Rocky Mountain range
(Mount Elbert, 4399 m, the highest point in the state), which is divided into
some minor ridges (Front Range, Park Range, Sawatch Range, Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, etc.). AE stretches vast flood plains furrowed by the tributaries
of Missouri, while to the W of the Rocky Mountains Colorado comprises a vast
sector of the Colorado Plateau. The climate is continental, with strong
temperature fluctuations and low rainfall (200-400 mm per year). The Rocky
Mountains form the watershed between the streams that flow to the Pacific Ocean
(Colorado River) and those who pay to the Atlantic, both directly (Rio Grande)
and through Mississippi-Missouri (South Platte, Arkansas, etc.). The population,
which did not reach 35,000 residents in 1860, it grew rapidly with the discovery
and tumultuous exploitation of the gold mines, which was accompanied by the
first agricultural colonization of the territory, made necessary by the huge and
sudden increase in the demand for food products. Then began the destruction of
large herds of buffalo in the wild, replaced by cattle and sheep farms. At the
end of the century XIX the settlement center of gravity moved decisively to the
eastern foothills, where all the major cities are located (in addition to the
capital, Colorado Springs, Englewood,Pueblo, Aurora, Boulder, etc.). The ethnic
composition is homogeneous, with limited black and Asian presence, to which is
added a substantial group of Mexican descent. Colorado played a pioneering role
in the use of water, first abolishing the legislation - of English origin -
which reserved its use to the owners of the land adjacent to the banks of the
rivers: irrigation practices have therefore had a wide diffusion and they affect
10% of the entire agricultural area (but more than 50% of the arable land). Main
products are cereals, potatoes, sugar beets, vegetables and fruit. Aside from
gold, the state has always been able to count on mineral resources of great
industrial interest: the first iron and steel complex, built in Pueblo in 1892,
was based on local coal and iron ores. Oil and natural gas extraction
prevails, alongside numerous metal ores (copper, lead, zinc) and uranium; Climax
is home to one of the most important mines in the world molybdenum. The
secondary sector made decisive progress in the period 1965-75, when the number
of employees grew by almost 50% in the face of the stagnation in employment
recorded by the US industry; the most noteworthy branches are engineering,
chemical, polygraphic and food, with plants well distributed in urban
areas. Lastly, tourism is of great importance, favored by a good road network
and the presence of numerous spas, thirty equipped ski basins and numerous
national parks and monuments (Rocky Mountains National Park, Great Sand Dunes
and Dinosaur National Monuments, Mesa Verde National Park, etc.).
Home to ancient pre-Columbian civilizations, particularly interesting for the
vascular production in terracotta (for example the ceramic of Mesa Verde) and
the characteristic constructions, called cliff-dwellings, in the front portions
of the caves, Colorado was explored by the Spanish in the second half of the
century. XVIII. Purchased from the USA, it started in 1803 together with
Louisiana, it left Mexico with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), it became
a State of the Union in 1876.
Below you will see top cities in Colorado.
City (499,055 residents in 1998; 2,318,000 residents the metropolitan area
in 1997), and capital of the State of Colorado, located at 1609 m on the eastern
side of the Rocky Mountains, in the upper valley of the South Platte River, at
the confluence of Cherry Creek. Founded in 1858, with the name of Auraria,
following the discovery of gold deposits in the area and which became capital in
1867, with its current name, it quickly developed first as a mining center
(gold, silver, coal) and then as a transformation center and distribution of
agricultural products and livestock in a large surrounding region. The favorable
geographical position and the excellent rail and road connection have also
contributed to the development of the industry, active in the rubber, chemical,
petrochemical, textile, food, wood, mechanical (agricultural machinery, aircraft
parts), electrical engineering sectors. etc. The mild climate makes it a popular
center for summer tourism and winter sports; international airport (Stapleton),
Denver is also home to the University of Denver (1864) and numerous colleges and
museums; the latter include the Colorado State Historical Museum and the Denver
Art Museum, a work (1971) by architects James Sudler and Giņ Ponti (among the
most interesting collections those of pre-Columbian and Indian art and Far
City (344,987,000 residents in 1998) of the State of Colorado (USA), 105 km
SSE of Denver, 1800 m at the eastern slopes of Pike's Peak (4301 m). Road and
railway junction and famous tourist and spa resort, it is home to extractive
industries (gold, silver, coal, granite), film, chemical, metallurgical,
mechanical and electrotechnical industries. Airport.
City (30,000 residents) of the State of Colorado (USA), on the South Platte
River, on the southern outskirts of Denver, of which the metropolitan area is
part. Agricultural market with processing industries.
City (131,217 residents in 1996) of the State of Colorado (USA), 170 km SSE
of Denver, at 1400 m on the Arkansas River. Railway junction and agricultural
market with steel, metalworking, food, glass, tanning and building materials
industries. Nearby, coal mines. Airport.
City (159,000 residents) of north-central Colorado (USA), 5 km E of Denver,
of which it is a residential suburb.
City (76,700 residents) of the State of Colorado (USA), 40 km NW of Denver,
to which it is connected by rail, at 1631 m on the eastern side of the Front
Range. Agricultural products market, is home to electrical engineering
industries; the mild climate makes it a sought-after summer health resort. There
is the University of Colorado (1861).