Colorado state interesting facts
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    State of Colorado
    Nickname The Centennial State
    Capital Denver
    Largest city Denver
    Population 5.5M (Rank:21)

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    Air Force Academy
    The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs

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    Federal land
    The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.

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    Headless Chicken
    On September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado was planning to eat supper with his mother-in-law and was sent out to the yard by his wife to bring back a chicken. Olsen chose a five-and-a-half-month-old Wyandotte chicken named Mike. The axe removed the bulk of the head, but missed the jugular vein. Due to Olsen's failed attempt to behead Mike, the chicken was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily. Olsen decided to care for the bird andfed it a mixture of milk and water via an eyedropper, and gave it small grains of corn. Mike lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off.

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    Largest Rodeo
    Every year Denver hosts the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show

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    Tallest sand dune
    The tallest sand dune in America is in Great Sand Dunes National Monument outside of Alamosa. This bizarre 46,000-acre landscape of 700-foot sand peaks was the creation of ocean waters and wind more than one million years ago.

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    Highest city
    Leadville, at 10,200 feet elevation, is the highest incorporated city in the United States. Its airport, Lake County airport, is the highest commercial airport in the United States

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    Alligator Farm
    The Colorado Alligator Farm in the San Luis Valley is the world's only high-altitude alligator colony at 7,664 feet above sea level.

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    Longest street
    The 26.5-mile-long Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado is the longest continuous street in the United States.

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    Largest Liquor Store
    Daveco Liquors in Thornton, Colorado, is World's Largest Liquor Store. The store covers an area of 100,073 square feet (about 2.3 acres).

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    Nickname The Centennial State List
    Capital Denver List
    Largest city Denver List
    Largest metro Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro (rank: 19) List
    Motto Nil sine numine
    ("Nothing without providence")
    List
    Abbreviation CO List
    Population 5.5 million (rank: 21) List
    Population density 52 per mile2 (rank: 37) List
    Life expectancy 80 (rank: 11) List
    Median age 36.4 years (rank: 10) List
    Area 104,094 mile2 (rank: 8) List
    Median household income $66,596 (rank: 9) List
    Statehood August 1, 1876 (38th state) List
    Mean elevation 6,800 ft (2073 m) List
    Highest point Mount Elbert 14,440 ft (4401 m) List
    Governor John Hickenlooper (D)
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