Colorado State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Colorado as the 38th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Colorado.
State Name: Colorado
Capital of Colorado State: Denver
Date of Statehood: August 1, 1876
Colorado State Population: 4,665,177 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: The farm industry, which is primarily concentrated in livestock, is also an important element of the state's economy. The primary crops in Colorado are corn, hay, and wheat.
Primary Industry: The primary factors of Colorado's manufacturing industry are food and kindred products, and printing/publishing. The mining industry includes oil and gas, coal, and metal mining. Denver is home to companies that control half of the gold production of the nation.
Colorado State Nickname: The Centennial State
Colorado State Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing Without the Deity)
Colorado State Flower:
Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)(Legislation of 1925)
Colorado State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce (Legislation of 1939)
Colorado State Bird:
Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys)(Legislation of 1931)
Colorado State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1994)
Colorado State Insect: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (Legislation of 1996)
Colorado State Gemstone: Aquamarine (Legislation of 1971)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Colorado State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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