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Quick Facts: Colorado

Capital City: Denver

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Nickname: Centennial State
Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)
Statehood: August 1, 1876 (38th)
Origin of State's Name: From the Spanish for the color red, which was applied to the Colorado River.
Largest Cities: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins
Border States: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
Land Area: 103,730 sq. mi.; 8th largest
State Bird: Lark Bunting
State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine (aquilegia caerules)
State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce (picea pungens)
State Song: Where the Columbines Grow
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