Colorado is located in the western United States, but its central position makes it a part of the Western United States, the Southwestern United States, and the Mountain States all at once.
Date first discovered by Europeans: Juan de Oñate led an expedition in 1598 to claim land for the Spanish empire, and established the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México which included land that would become southern Colorado.
Date admitted to US: 1876
Largest City: Denver
Terrain: Eastern Colorado is part of the Great Plains, while Western Colorado is in the Rocky Mountains. The Continental Divide runs North-South through the state.
Area: 104,094 sq mi
Area rank: 8th
Population rank: 22nd
Electoral Votes: 9
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