Do You Know These Interesting Facts About Colorado?
Do You Know These Interesting Facts About Colorado?
Ashley | 20 - 05 - 2021
Updated: May 20, 2021 11:00 pm IST
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The Centennial State of America is home to 5.8 million Americans and offers a diverse and beautiful landscape from arid deserts to snowy mountains. Discover the top 20 Colorado facts with this quiz.
1. When Did Colorado Become a State?
Colorado, the 38th state of America, entered statehood after being vetoed by then-President of America Andrew Johnson. Colorado is Spanish for “colored red” due to the reddish silt found in the water.
2. What Is the Area of Colorado?
3. How Many People Live in Colorado?
Colorado is home to 5.8 million people. Most of the population living in the capital city Denver and an average of 86.9 million tourists visit the state each year, spending around $24.2 billion.
4. How Many States Border Colorado?
Half of Colorado is covered by mountains, and Wyoming and Nebraska border the remaining to the north, Nebraska, and Kansas to the east, Oklahoma and New Mexico to the south, and Utah to the west.
5. Why Is Colorado Called the Centennial State?
America celebrated its 100th anniversary on 2nd July 1876. Colorado attained its statehood in the same year and was nicknamed the Centennial state of America to mark its milestone.
6. Which Is the Oldest Town in Colorado?
Sans Luis was known as San Luis de la Culebra, founded by the Taos settlers. The town was established on 9th April 1851 as a part of New- Mexico and later became a part of Colorado in 1861.
7. Which Is the Largest City in Colorado?
Colorado state capital Denver is the largest city both by area and its population with the largest park system in America. Wazee street was its Chinatown until 1880 and was famously known as “Hop Alley”.
8. How Big Is Denver?
Denver was named after Jame W. Denver, a politician, soldier, and lawyer, but he didn’t like the city as the lands given to honor him were sold multiple times without his knowledge.
9. What Is the State of Colorado Known for?
Colorado has a vast landscape, from deserts to rivers to snowy mountains. Colorado has the highest paved road in the U.S, and the first rodeo was held here in the Deer Trail on July 4th, 1869.
10. Which Is the Largest Tribal Group in Colorado?
Though there are many tribal groups in Colorado, Lakota, and the Navajo Nation are the only tribes that are federally recognized. While Lakota is the largest, Navajo has been growing faster than the others.
11. Which Is the Coldest Month in Colorado?
Colorado experienced an average low temperature of -8° F to 22° F. The temperatures below 0°F are often experienced in the month of January making it the coldest month of the year.
12. Which Is the Wettest Month of the Year in Colorado?
Colorado receives about 7 inches of rain annually and 2.32 inches of it is received in the month of May, making it the wettest month. While the mountain regions receive 60 inches of rain annually.
13. Which Is the Snowiest Month in Colorado?
On average Colorado receives around 11.3 inches of snow in the month of March while the first week of April gets the first rays of the sun bringing the temperature back to normal after the snowiest month.
14. Which Two States Border Colorado on the North?
Wyoming and Nebraska border Colorado in the North and they collectively share the resources provided by the North Platte River that runs straight for 550 miles and 716 miles if curves are included
15. Which Is the Highest Peak in the Rocky Mountains?
The Colorado mountains have a total of 77 peaks with Mount Elbert from the Sawatch range as the highest peak which is at an elevation of 14,440ft and makes you feel like you are on top of the world.
16. Colorado Is Home to the World’s Deepest Hot Springs
The world’s deepest hot spring Pagosa Springs is situated on the shore of the San Juan River of Colorado and was founded on 18th March 1891. The springs also host various water-based activities that attract tourists.
17. What Is the Elevation of Pagosa Springs Colorado?
The Pagosa Springs Colorado offers a great view of the treasure falls and water activities such as boating, fishing, etc while the Wolf creek that is 23 miles away offers skiing for its clientele.
18. Which Colorado City Is Known as the “Richest Square Mile on Earth”?
With its abundance of gold mines, Central City Colorado was popularly known as the “Richest Square Mile”. The Hidee mine, which is still in operation, has become one of the favorite destinations for tourists.
19. Which City in Colorado Turned Down the Olympic Bid?
Denver won the bid to host the 1970’s Olympic games but later gave up after a series of bad planning and high-cost expectations. The winter game of May was later held in Innsbrook, Austria.
20. Cheeseburger Was Invented In Colorado
The Humpty Dumpty drive-in restaurant owned by Louis Ballast is located at 2776 North Speer Boulevard has laid claim for the invention of the cheeseburger in 1935 by installing a bronze plaque of the same in 1987.