Denver is the capital of as well as the largest city in the state of Colorado, home to over 649,000 residents. It is actually a consolidated city-county, which means that the county and the city of Denver are both governed by one central government, and share boundaries. Denver is a growing metropolitan city, and has grown from 25th-largest city in the U.S. to 22nd in just ten years. Denver also anchors the larger Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a larger metro area that includes over 2.7 million residents across twelve counties.
Denver was founded in 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak gold rush, and during that time the city grew rapidly, but unlike most other mining towns the city was abandoned after the gold rush was over. Many miners decided to settle in nearby Auraria, Colorado; not long afterwards, the name “Auraria” was changed to Denver and the city was incorporated in 1861. The city was renowned for its crime throughout the early 20th century, but after intense city beautification projects, with an emphasis on law enforcement, modern Denver is experiencing an economic boom that has caused crime rates to drop drastically.
Denver is known for being very high above sea level, and its nickname “Mile-High City” is no coincidence – it’s official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. Denver has a semi-arid climate, which means that during the summer it gets very hot, with high temperatures averaging around 80-85, but during the winter the temperatures will drop to below freezing more often than not. This can cause problems during the winter months, particularly along east-west routes over the Rockies – snow is not friendly to carriers.
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- City of Denver Official Website: www.denvergov.org
- Denver on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver
- The Official Guide to Denver: http://www.denver.com/attractions
- Denver on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Denver-Colorado.html
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