Colorado Facts

State Abbreviation CO
Statehood August 1, 1876
State Capital Denver
State Size Total (Land + Water): 104,094 sq miles; Land Only: 103,718 sq miles
Number of Counties 63
State Population (2010)5,029,196
Electoral Votes9
State Quarter Issue Date June 14, 2006
State Motto Nil sine numine (Nothing without the Deity)
State Flower Rocky Mountain columbine
State Bird Lark Bunting
Nickname Centennial State
State Flag Colorado State Flag
Area Codes 303,719,720,970
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Denver (600,158)
Colorado Springs (416,427)
Aurora (325,078)
Fort Collins (143,986)
Lakewood (142,980)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Colorado Rockies
NFL: Denver Broncos
NBA: Denver Nuggets
NHL: Colorado Avalanche

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