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.
Date of Statehood:
August 1, 1876
4,665,177 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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.
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.
The Centennial State
Nil Sine Numine (Nothing Without the Deity)
Rocky Mountain Columbine (Legislation of 1925)
Colorado Blue Spruce (Legislation of 1939)
Lark Bunting (Legislation of 1931)
Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1994)
Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (Legislation of 1996)
Aquamarine (Legislation of 1971)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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