Colorado State
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  Colorado State collage of images.
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

Abbreviation:
CO

Capital:
Denver

Date of Statehood:
August 1, 1876

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.

Nickname:
The Centennial State

Motto:
Nil Sine Numine (Nothing Without the Deity)

Flower:
Rocky Mountain Columbine (Legislation of 1925)
Picture of the Rocky Mountain Columbine, the official state flower of Colorado.

Tree:
Colorado Blue Spruce (Legislation of 1939)

Bird:
Lark Bunting (Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the Lark+Bunting, the official state bird of Colorado.
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Fish:
Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1994)

Insect:
Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (Legislation of 1996)

Gemstone:
Aquamarine (Legislation of 1971)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Colorado.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Colorado.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Colorado.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Colorado state.
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