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COLORADO  
DENVER  
DENER NICKNAMES  
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: Feb. 28, 1861 Entered Union (rank): Aug. 1, 1876 (38) Present constitution adopted: 1876
LOCATION 39.768N, 104.872W
ELEVATION  
HIGHEST POINT Mt. Elbert; 14,433 feet, 3rd
LOWEST POINT Arikaree River; 3315 feet, 50th
STATE FOSSIL stegosaurus (1991)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Aquamarine
STATE FLAG The flag consists of three alternate stripes of equal width and at right angles to the staff, the two outer stripes to be blue of the same color as in the blue field of the national flag and the middle stripe to be white, the proportion of the flag being a width of two-thirds of its length. At a distance from the staff end of the flag of one fifth of the total length of the flag there is a circular red C, of the same color as the red in the national flag of the United States. The diameter of the letter is two-thirds of the width of the flag. The inner line of the opening of the letter C is three-fourths of the width of its body or bar, and the outer line of the opening is double the length of the inner line thereof. Completely filling the open space inside the letter C is a golden disk, attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined, with tassels, one of gold and one of silver. Flag adopted 1911
STATE COLORS blue and white (1911)
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother
STATE MOTTO Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)
STATE SONG “Where the Columbines Grow” (1915)
STATE TREE Colorado blue spruce (1939)
STATE BIRD lark bunting (1931)
STATE ANIMAL Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (1961)
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Centennial State / Colorful Colorado
STATE FLOWER Rocky Mountain columbine (1899)
BORDERING STATES Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming

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