Thursday, April 14

Facts about Colorado

Colorado Facts

Learn facts about Colorado for kids.


Let me tell you some facts about all the different states in the United States. I want to share the facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about California. This week we are posting facts about Colorado. You will learn facts about Colorado's state flag, bird, and many other state facts.

Did you know that Colorado was the 38th state to join the union? Yes, that is right. Colorado officially joined the union on August 1, 1876! Colorado is located in the Mountain States in the Western region of the United States. Colorado is bordered by seven (7) other states: Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona (only borders by a corner of the state), and Utah. Colorado is the eighth (8th) largest state in the United States. There are about 5,812,000 people living in Colorado.


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Facts about Colorado:

1. A few things Colorado is known for are its beautiful landscape, mountains, rivers, and plains. The nickname for the state of Colorado is: The Centennial State or Colorful Colorado. The Colorado state motto is Nil sine numine which means Nothing without Providence or Deity. The abbreviation for Colorado is CO.

2. The capital of Colorado is Denver. Denver officially became the capital of Colorado in December of 1867. Denver has a population of around 705,576 people.

3. The Colorado state bird is the Lark Bunting. The Colorado Lark Bunting is an American Sparrow. Lark Buntings like to sing (chirp). They can range in color from black and white to grayish brown.

4. The Colorado official state flower is the Colorado blue columbine. The Colorado blue columbine grows wild in some meadows, fields, all across the Rocky Mountains, and many other places in Colorado. The Colorado blue columbine comes in different colors like white and lavender or white with blue. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Colorado blue columbine became Colorado’s official state flower in April of 1899.

5. The Colorado state flag became the official flag on June 5, 1911. The Colorado state flag has had a few redesigns over the years. The Colorado state flag features two blue stripes, one white stripe, and a red-letter C with a ball of gold in the center of the C. The red-letter C stands for Colorado. The red color stands for the soil of Colorado. The ball of gold stands for Colorado’s beautiful sunshine. The white stripes stand for the snow topped mountains and peaks. The blue stripes represent Colorado’s blue skies.

6. Some crops that are grown in Colorado are: barley, cantaloupe, corn, lettuce, millet, potatoes, and wheat.

7. Some places to visit in Colorado are: Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, Great Sands Dune National Park, and Pikes Peak.

8. Some of the animals that live in Colorado are the Colorado Bison, Bighorn sheep, elk, mountain lion, mountain goats, and black bears.

9. Colorado can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was 115 degrees Fahrenheit in John Martin Dam, Colorado on July 20, 2019. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was -61 degrees Fahrenheit (61 degrees below zero) in Maybell, Colorado on February 1, 1985.


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 Colorado worksheet

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Books about Colorado:

1. C is for Colorado: by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

2. Welcome to Colorado by Asa Gilland

3. A Kid's Look at Colorado by Phyllis J. Perry

4. Dreaming of Colorado by Grant Collier

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