Coloradois a Western United States state that covers most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th largest and 21st most populous state in the United States. Colorado's estimated population on July 1, 2018 was 5,695,564, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 U.S. Census.
The state is named for the Colorado River, which was called the Río Colorado ("Red River") by early Spanish explorers for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains. On February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, the Colorado Territory was organized. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230, which acknowledged Colorado as the 38th state in the Union. Colorado was called the "Centennial State" because it became a state one hundred years after the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed.
Colorado is bordered to the north by Wyoming, to the northeast by Nebraska, to the east by Kansas, to the south by Texas, to the south by New Mexico, to the west by Utah, and to the southwest by the Four Corners by Arizona. Colorado is known for its mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and lands of the desert. Colorado is part of the U.S. West and Southwest and one of the Mountain States.
When the Democratic Party gathered in Denver in 1908, Colorado became the first Western state to host a major political convention. By the United States. Census in 1930, Colorado's population first exceeded one million inhabitants. Colorado suffered greatly from the Great Depression and the 1930s Dust Bowl, but the prosperity of Colorado was boosted by a massive wave of immigration after World War II. Tourism has become a pillar of the state economy, and high technology has become a major economic driver. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2009 that Colorado's population reached 5 million.Read: Colorado Wikipedia Page