Colorado is notable for its diverse geography, which includes alpine mountains, arid plains, deserts with huge sand dunes, and deep canyons. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters' elevation.
The borders of Colorado were originally defined to be lines of latitude and longitude, making its shape a latitude-longitude quadrangle which stretches from 37°N to 41°N latitude, and from 102°03'W to 109°03'W longitude (25°W to 32°W from the Washington Meridian). The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County, Colorado, and into Cheyenne County, Kansas, is the lowest point in Colorado at 3,317 feet (1,011 m) elevation.
Heavy use of wells for irrigation caused underground water reserves to decline.
Eastern Colorado hosts considerable livestock, such as cattle ranches and hog farms.
In southmost Colorado is the large San Luis Valley, where the headwaters of the Rio Grande are located.
The valley sits between the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and San Juan Mountains, and consists of large desert lands that eventually run into the mountains.
) is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 10.17% since the 2010 United States Census.
It is the 8th largest geographically and 21st most populous U. The state was named for the Colorado River, which Spanish travelers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state.
Corn, wheat, hay, soybeans, and oats are all typical crops.
Denver is the capital and most populous city of Colorado.
Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the term "Coloradoan" has been used archaically and lives on in the title of the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper.
Roughly 70% of Colorado's population resides along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor between Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Pueblo, Colorado.
This region is partially protected from prevailing storms that blow in from the Pacific Ocean region by the high Rockies in the middle of Colorado.
Surface water sources include the South Platte, the Arkansas River, and a few other streams.