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State of Colorado

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Facts about Colorado

  • The State of Colorado is the 38th U.S. state.
  • Colorado received statehood on August 1, 1876.
  • Colorado's state capital is Denver.
  • Colorado's state postal abbreviation is CO.

Colorado's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Lark Bunting
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Calamospiza melanocorys

  • Official State Flower: Rocky Mountain columbine
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Aquilegia caerulea
  • Year: 1899

  • Official State Motto: Nil sine numine
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: Nothing without Providence

  • Official State Song: Where the Columbines Grow

  • Official State Tree: Colorado blue spruce
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Picea pungens
  • Year: 1939

Colorado's Sports

MLB - Major League Baseball Teams MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams NLL - National Lacrosse League Teams MLL - Major League Lacrosse Teams

Colorado's State Government and Public Safety


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