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The capital of Colorado is Denver.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Colorado: CO
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "COL" as the abbreviation for Colorado. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "CO" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviations for Colorado: Col., Colo.
The pronunciation of Colorado:
When the people of Colorado refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Colorado is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Colorado: "The Centennial State"; "Colorful Colorado"
State Motto: "Nil Sine Numine" (Nothing without Providence)
State Bird: Lark Bunting (calamospiza melanocorys)
State Tree: Blue Spruce (picea pungens)
State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine (aquilegia caerules)
State Song: "Where the Columbines Grow"
Statehood: Colorado became the 38th state on Aug 1, 1876.
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