sunshine and low humidity typify Colorado's highland
continental climate. Winters are generally cold and
snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky
Mountains. Summers are characterized by warm, dry days
and cool nights.
English is a mixture of the Northern and Midland
dialects, in proportions varying according to settlement
The United States dollar,
denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency
used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar," the currency is divided into 100
cents (symbol ¢).
Colorado ranked 22nd in population in
the US with an estimated total of 4,506,542 in 2002, an
increase of 4.8% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000,
Colorado's population grew from 3,294,394 to 4,301,261,
an increase of 30.6%.
The is a consolidated city-county,
located in the South Platte River Valley on the western
edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of
the Rocky Mountains.