Colorado

Last Updated: April 17, 2021

Overview

The name of the state, Colorado is derived from the Colorado River which the earlier Spanish explorers named the “Rio Coloured (Red River). On August 1, 1876, U.S President Ulysses S. Grant signed a declaration, admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state.

Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it became a state one century after the signing of the United State declaration of independence. Colorado is noted for its vivid and diverse geography of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands.

Denver is the capital and most populous city in Colorado. The Denver Energy centre lies in the Denver financial districts along 17th Street, known as the wall street of the west. Moreover, Colorado is the eighth-most expensive and 21st most populous US state with an estimated population of roughly 5,807,719 people and with an area of 269,837 Km2. Colorado is comparatively wealthier than the many US states as it was 11th in Per Capita Income in 2016 and its life expectancy as of 2014 was 80.21 years.

The Four Corner Monument marks the point in the South-western United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. It is the only place in the complete United States where four states meet.

No wonder, Colorado is beautiful and the state has lots of amazing and wondrous places people visit every year. The fact is, Tourism contributed extensively to Colorado’s economy, with tourists generating $22.3 billion in the economy. Some of the beautiful and must-visit places in Colorado are Rocky Mountain National Park, vail and nearby mountain towns, Mesa Verde National Park, Garden of the gods, pike national forest, San Juan Skyway scenic byway and the million-dollar highway, Colorado National Monument and Aspen. Now that you know Colorado beauty you would perhaps want to visit it.

Key Facts:

  • The total employment in Colorado is 2,318,190 as per 2016 details.
  • Tourism is a massive contributor to Colorado’s economy. 
  • 85.2 million people visited Colorado in 2018, generating $22.3 billion in 2018. 
  • Some of the industries that contribute to the Colorado economy are Advanced manufacturing, energy and natural resources, food and agriculture, engineering and technology, transportation and logistics etc.

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