Colorado Tenant-Landlord Law

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).

State Overview

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 Giò Ponti (among the most interesting collections those of pre-Columbian and Indian art and Far Eastern art).

Colorado Springs

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.

Pueblo (city)

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.

Aurora (Colorado)

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).

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