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Colorado is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It may also be considered part of the Western and Northwestern region and in many cases, Eastern Colorado is considered part of the Midwestern United States. Colorado was nicknamed the "Centennial State". It is bordered to the north by Wyoming, to the south by New Mexico and Oklahoma, at the southwest corner by Arizona, to the east by Nebraska and Kansas and to the west by Utah. The state population was 4,939,456 in 2008. Denver is the capital and the state's most populous city.

The state is well known for its magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers, and lakes. The mountains and surrounding valleys greatly affect the climate, so it can be very unpredictable. The summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) elevation in Lake County is the state's highest point and the highest point in the entire Rocky Mountains. There are more than 100 mountain peaks that exceed 4,000 meters (13,123 ft) elevation and Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) elevation. The majority of people live along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor.

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Aguilar Akron Alamosa
Antonito Arvada Aspen
Ault Aurora Avon
Bailey Basalt Bayfield
Bennett Berthoud Beulah
Boulder Breckenridge Brighton
Brush Buena Vista Burlington
Calhan Canon City Carbondale
Cascade Castle Rock Cedaredge
Centennial Center Central City
Cheyenne Wells Clifton Collbran
Colorado Springs Commerce City Conifer
Cortez Craig Crawford
Creede Crested Butte Crestone
Cripple Creek Dacono De Beque
Del Norte Delta Denver
Dillon Dinosaur Dolores
Dove Creek Durango Eads
Eagle Eaton Edwards
Elizabeth Englewood Estes Park
Evergreen Fairplay Florissant
Fort Collins Fort Garland Fort Lupton
Fort Morgan Fountain Fowler
Franktown Fraser Frederick
Frisco Fruita Georgetown
Glen Haven Glenwood Springs Golden
Granby Grand Junction Grand Lake
Greeley Green Mountain Falls Grover
Guffey Gunnison Gypsum
Haxtun Hayden Holyoke
Hot Sulphur Springs Hotchkiss Hudson
Hugo Idaho Springs Ignacio
Johnstown Julesburg Kiowa
Kittredge Kremmling La Junta
La Salle La Veta Lafayette
Lake City Lake George Lakewood
Lamar Las Animas Leadville
Limon Littleton Longmont
Louisville Louviers Loveland
Lyons Mancos Manitou Springs
Meeker Minturn Monte Vista
Montrose Monument Morrison
Naturita Nederland New Castle
Northglenn Norwood Oak Creek
Ordway Ouray Pagosa Springs
Palisade Paonia Parachute
Parker Penrose Pine Grove
Platteville Poncha Springs Pueblo
Rangely Red Feather Lakes Rico
Ridgway Rifle Rocky Ford
Saguache Salida San Luis
Silt Silverthorne Silverton
Simla Snowmass Village Somerset
Springfield Steamboat Springs Sterling
Strasburg Stratton Telluride
Trinidad Vail Walden
Walsenburg Walsh Westcliffe
Westminster Wheat Ridge Windsor
Winter Park Woodland Park Wray
Yampa Yuma