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Colorado became the 38th U.S. state on August 1, 1876. Colorado is located west of the Mississippi River. Denver is the capital and the most populated city in the state. The Rocky Mountains runs through the western part of the state. The highest point in Colorado is Mount Elbert, which is also the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. The postal abbreviation for Colorado is CO. (3 pages)

Map of Colorado - Denver is the State Capital

Map of Colorado

  • Colorado is located in the western part of the United States.
  • It shares boarders with six states: Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah.
  • It become the 38th U.S. state on August 1, 1876.


State Flag of Colorado

State Flag of Colorado

  • Colorado's state flag is blue, gold, white, and red.
  • Blue is for the clear skys, gold is for the sunshine, white is for the snow on the mountains, and red is for the soil of Colorado.
  • The state flag has three large stripes and a large letter "C" in the center.

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