Colorado . . . State 38

The official state flag of Colorado was adopted on June 5, 1911. The red, white and blue colors were adopted from the US flag. The red "C" stands for Colorado, the Spanish word for red. The white in the flag symbolizes Colorado's snow capped mountains, the blue symbolizes clear blue skies, the red symbolizes the reddish soil, and the golden yellow represents the Sun. Attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined with gold and silver tassel.

Colorado was the 38th state in the USA and became a state on August 1, 1876. It is the 8th biggest state in the US. The state capital and also largest city is Denver. Denver is nicknamed the mile high city because it is 1 mile (5,280 feet) above sea level. Colorado is the third-fastest growing state in the U.S.

Major Industries - agriculture: wheat, cattle, sheep, tourism, mining; gold, silver, oil, finance, and manufacturing. The primary crops in Colorado are corn, hay, and wheat. Colorado's economy is mainly service industries, including medical providers and other business and professional services. Colorado's economy also has a strong manufacturing base. The primary manufactures are food products, printing and publishing, machinery, and electrical instruments.

Colorado has the most beautiful and impressive scenery in the U.S., and contains many of the country's best skiing conditions and premier skiing resorts. Colorado is a great destination at anytime of the year and Colorado's main industry; tourism, attracts millions of campers, family vacations and outdoors lovers. The Rocky Mountains cover about two-thirds of the state with many of the mountains that exceed 14,000 ft. Colorado has the highest mean altitude of all the states. To the east of Denver the Rocky Mountains meet great fertile plains where the terrain is flat.

Colorado has over 300-days of annual sunshine and low humidity. There is more than 300-inches of snow in the mountain resorts on a yearly basis. The summers are consistently cool and pleasant, and winter offers an endless supply of perfect, powdery snow. Weather conditions can change very quickly in Colorado. Summer high temperature average 85 degrees, with lows in the 40s. Mountain highs are in the mid-70s. In the winter daily highs are near 30 degrees, while lows can dip to 0 degrees.

Colorado has 63 Counties:
Adams | Alamosa | Arapahoe | Archuleta | Baca | Bent| Boulder | Broomfield | Chaffee | Cheyenne | Clear Creek | Conejos | Costilla | Crowley | Custer | Delta | Denver | Dolores | Douglas | Eagle | Elbert | El Paso | Fremont | Garfield | Gilpin | Grand | Gunnison | Hinsdale | Huerfano | Jackson | Jefferson | Kiowa | Kit Carson | Lake | La Plata | Larimer | Las Animas | Lincoln | Logan | Mesa | Mineral | Moffat | Montezuma | Montrose | Morgan | Otero | Ouray | Park | Phillips | Pitkin | Prowers | Pueblo | Rio Blanco | Rio Grande | Routt | Saguache | San Juan | San Miguel | Sedgwick | Summit | Teller | Washington | Weld | Yuma

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