is a U.S. state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of
America. It may also be considered to be part of
the Western and Southwestern regions of the United States. Colorado entered
statehood in 1876 and was nicknamed the “Centennial State”.
It is bordered to the north by Wyoming, to the south by New Mexico and Oklahoma, at
the southwest corner by Arizona, to the east by
Nebraska and Kansas and to the west by Utah.
The state is well known for its magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers and
plains. The United States Census Bureau estimates
that the state population was 4,939,456 in 2008, a 14% increase since the U.S.
Census 2000. Denver is the capital of Colorado and the state's most populous
city. Residents of Colorado are
properly known as "Coloradans", although the archaic term "Coloradoan" is still