By Averi Cochran
Colorado's population: 5,029,196 people (2012)
Colorado's capital city: Denver
Colorado's most populated city: Denver with 600,158 people (2012)
Colorado's nickname: The Centennial State
Colorado's state motto: Nothing without providence
Colorado's state songs: "Where the Columbines Grow" and "Rocky Mountain High"
Colorado's state animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Colorado's state bird: Lark Bunting
Colorado's state fossil: Stegosaurus fossil
Colorado's state tree: Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado's state flower: White and Lavender Columbine
Colorado's state mineral: Rhodochrosite (2002)
Colorado's state rock/stone: Yule Marble (2004)
Colorado's state gemstone: Aquamarine (1971)
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep climbing rocky mountains
Lark Bunting perched on a stake
Stegosaurus Fossil in a museum
Garden of the Gods
* "Where the Columbines Grow" was the first state song of Colorado.
* You can remember how to spell Colorado by thinking color-ado.
* Colorado became the 38th state on August 1, 1876.
Q1: Why are the rock at the Garden of the Gods red?
Q2: How many people were living in Colorado in 2012?
Q3: How many people were living in the state capital in 2012?
Q4: What is Colorado's nickname?
Q5: What is Colorado's state motto?
*National Geographic Kids United States Atlas By National Geographic
*Portraits of the States Colorado By Kathleen W. Deady
*Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia