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Overview of Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver is the capital of Colorado in the United States of America . The estimated population of Denver is 588,349 (as of 2007). Denver has a wide variety of parks ranging from small mini-parks, to giant parks reaching over 314 acres.

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  • Population: 588,349
  • Population Density: 3,838/sq mi
  • Area: 154.9/sq mi
  • Latitude: 39.739167
  • Longitude: -104.984722
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 5,280 ft (1,609 m)
  • Time Zone: MST (UTC-7)/ MDT (UTC-6)
  • Language: English
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History of Denver, Colorado

Denver was fist founded in 1858 and was a mining town during the pikes gold rush. A group of gold prospectors arrived and claimed the land to be named Montana City but was ten later renamed to Denver City. The name Denver came from James W. Denver who was the territorial governor. Denver's economic state was all about catering to the miners with saloons, gambling facilities and a lot of traded goods. In 1865 Denver became the capital of Colorado and then the name was shortened to just Denver. Denver has also been referred to as the Queen City of the plains, because of the important role in the agricultural industry of the plains, several US navy ships have been named the USS Denver in honour of the city.

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Denver's Demographics

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Denver's Climate

Denver is a very snow oriented place where the first fall of snow starts in October and ends in April. The mountains make it very hard to predict the weather for Denver.

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Education in Denver, Colorado

The first school that was opened in Denver was in 1859, it was a log cabin. More schools began to form and now Denver is home to 73 elementary schools, 15 k-8 schools, 17 middle schools, 14 high schools, and 19 charter schools.

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Transportation around Denver, Colorado

The majority of the transportation in Denver is managed by the regional transportation district (RTD). The RTD runs over 1,000 buses and six rail lines. Denver is also located near one of the busiest airports in the world with 47,324,844 people passing through it in 2006.

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Tourism and Attractions of Denver

Denver is home to many parks, museums and opera houses. The first opera house was constructed shortly after Denver was founded. Then they decided to bring in someone who could make the city a better more natural place which is how most of Denver's parks came to be. Denver is also well known for their mountains reaching as far as the eyes can see.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Denver
  • Brighton
  • Commerce City
  • Lochbuie
  • Wattenberg

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Geography of Denver, Colorado

Denver is the centre of Front Range urban corridor and is between the Rocky Mountains to the West and High Plains to the East.

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Denver's Government

Denver's municipal government consists of a Mayor that is elected on a nonpartisan ballot and a 13-member council. Denver is usually in the hands of democratic parties or parties with affiliations to democrats.

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Denver's Economy and Industry

Denver's economy is based partially on its geographic position and its connection to some of the major transportation systems of the country. Because Denver is the largest city within 600 miles, it has become a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States.

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Denver's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Denver, Colorado

Denver has a NFL football team, The Denver Broncos. The team has advanced to the Super Bowl six times and won back-to-back in 1998 and '99. The Rockies, a Major League Baseball team, also call Denver home. Denver is also home to the Colorado Avalanche, a National Hockey League (NHL) team that relocated from Quebec City in 1995. They have won two Stanley Cups (1996 and 2001) while in Denver and play at Pepsi Center, which also hosts the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Major League Soccer team Colorado Rapids play in Dick's Sporting Goods Park, an 18,000 seat stadium opened for the 2007 MLS season is located in Commerce City, a suburb of Denver. In 2006 Denver established a professional outdoor lacrosse team, the Denver Outlaws. They play in Invesco Field. In 2006 The Denver Outlaws won the Western Conference Championship.

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Media of Denver

Denver has various AM & FM radio stations as well as several TV stations that broadcast all over the US. After a continued rivalry between Denver's two main newspapers, the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, the papers merged operations in 2001 under a Joint Operating Agreement which formed the Denver Newspaper Agency. The papers still publish separately (except during the weekends, when the Rocky Mountain News is published only on Saturday and the Denver Post on Sunday) and maintain their rivalry.

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