Mammoth Memory

Colorado – Colorado's capital is Denver

(Pronounced kol-uh-rahd-oh and den-ver)

To remember the capital of the US state Colorado, use the following mnemonic:

She pulled the collar hard (Colorado) and the denim and fur (Denver) horses came to a halt.

She pulled the collar hard (Colorado) and the denim and fur (Denver) horses came to a halt.

Mountains and plains are the major geographical features of Colorado, which has a population of about 5.8 million. The state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, the northeastern part of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the only U.S. state that is entirely more than 1,000 metres above sea level, with an average elevation of 6,800 feet. There are many ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains. Tourism, farming, oil and gas extraction and uranium mining are among Colorado's main industries. The state has seven of America's 100 largest natural gas fields, and two of its 100 largest oil fields.

Colorado's capital, Denver, is on the western edge of the High Plains, just east of the Rocky Mountains. It has a population of more than 700,000. Denver's diverse economy has been growing faster than average for the U.S. Major sectors are aerospace, broadcast and telecommunications, healthcare and wellness, financial services, bioscience, energy and IT software. Denver was named the best place to live in America by the news magazine U.S. News & World Report in 2016.



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