What is Colorado?

  • (noun): A river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico.
    Synonyms: Colorado River
    See also — Additional definitions below


Colorado (i/kɒləˈrædoʊ/, the word is Spanish and means, "red colored") is the U.S. state that encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is part of the Western United States, the Southwestern United States, and the Mountain States. Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 22nd most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,116,796 on July 1, 2011, an increase of +1.74% since the 2010 United States Census.

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Colorado - State Symbols
... Colorado State symbols The Flag of Colorado. ...
Intermontane Plateaus - Physiographic Provinces - Colorado Plateau Province
... The Colorado Plateau Province of the Intermontane Plateaus is to the west of the southern Rocky Mountains — in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona ...
George Gamow - Late Career and Life
... In 1956, he moved to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he remained for the rest of his career ... Frank Oppenheimer into teaching college physics at the University of Colorado, as the Red Scare began to fade (Robert and Frank Oppenheimer were brothers) ... Gamow continued his teaching at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and focused increasingly on writing textbooks and books on science for the general public ...
Rye, Colorado - Geography
... According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land. ...
University Of Colorado At Boulder - History
... On March 14, 1876, the Colorado territorial legislature passed an amendment to the state constitution that provided money for the establishment of the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Colorado School of ... Two cities competed for the site University of Colorado Boulder and Cañon City ... losing city was to be home of the new Colorado State Prison ...

More definitions of "Colorado":

  • (noun): A state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains.
    Synonyms: Centennial State, CO
  • (noun): A river in southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; an important source of water in the southwestern United States.
    Synonyms: Colorado River

Famous quotes containing the word colorado:

    I am persuaded that the people of the world have no grievances, one against the other. The hopes and desires of a man who tills the soil are about the same whether he lives on the banks of the Colorado or on the banks of the Danube.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)