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Many symbols of Colorado can be found in our Colorado coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

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Colorado OutlineState Name: Colorado
State Nickname: The Centennial State
State Capital: Denver
State Governor: John Hickenlooper
State Abbreviation: Colo.
2 letter Postal Code: CO
Area: 104,247 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Aug. 1, 1876
State #: 38
Borders: Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah
Colorado flagFlag Meaning: The red "C" stands for both Colorado and Centennial State. The C-shaped emblem contains the colors of Spain who originally claimed the area. The gold ball represents the state's gold production and its wealth of sunshine. The white stripe symbolizes Colorado's silver wealth and mountain snow. The blue stripes represent the sky. The flag was adopted in 1911.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 7
State Motto: Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)
State Flower: Columbine
State Bird: Lark Bunting
State Song: "Where the Columbines Grow"
State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce
State Mammal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout
State Butterfly: Colorado Hairstreak
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins, Thornton, Westminster, Arvada, Pueblo, Centennial
Famous Residents:
- Tim Allen, comedian
- M. Scott Carpenter, astronaut
- Lon Chaney, actor
- Jack Dempsey, boxer
- Ralph Edwards, entertainer
- Douglas Fairbanks, actor
- Helen Hunt Jackson, novelist and activist
- Jaye P. Morgan, singer
- Ouray, Ute Indian Chief
Attractions: Buffalo Bill's Grave, Central City, Cripple Creek, Estes Park, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Red Rocks Park, Royal Gorge, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun Memorial, Rocky Mountain State Park, Bent's Fort, Mesa Verde National Park, Continental Divide, Fort Garland
Agriculture: bean, onion, potato, sheep, sugar, sugar beet, wool
Industries: manufacturing, agriculture, mining, tourist, transportation, communication, electric power
Natural Resources: soil, coal, gold, tungsten, silver, lead, copper, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, vanadium, petroleum, clay, oil shale

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