The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U. Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state a century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners.
Notable peaks of the Rocky Mountains include Longs Peak, Mount Evans, Pikes Peak, and the Spanish Peaks near Walsenburg, in southern Colorado.
This area drains to the east and the southeast, ultimately either via the Mississippi River or the Rio Grande into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Continental Divide of the Americas extends along the crest of the Rocky Mountains.
The area of Colorado to the west of the Continental Divide is called the Western Slope of Colorado.
Subterranean sources generally source water through artesian wells.
Denver is the capital and most populous city of Colorado.
Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the term "Coloradoan" has been used wrongly.
Eastern Colorado is presently mainly farmland and rangeland, along with small farming villages and towns.
Corn, wheat, hay, soybeans, and oats are all typical crops.