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Flag of Colorado

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Flag of Colorado

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: March 31, 1964; 55 years ago
Design: Three horizontal stripes of blue, white, and blue. On top of these stripes sits a circular red "C", filled with a golden disk.
Designed by: Andrew Carlisle Carson
The flag of the state of Colorado is a bicolor horizontal triband of blue and white charged with a circular red letter "C" filled with a golden disk. That is, it consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, the top and bottom stripes blue, and the middle stripe white, on top of which sits a circular red "C", filled with a golden disk. The blue is meant to represent the skies, the gold stands for the abundant sunshine the state enjoys, the white represents the snowcapped mountains, and the red represents the ruddy earth.

State of Colorado
Flag of Colorado State seal of Colorado
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
The Centennial State, Colo
Motto(s): Nil sine numine
(English: Nothing without providence)
State song(s): "Where the Columbines Grow" and "Rocky Mountain High"
Map of the United States with Colorado highlighted
Official language English
Demonym Coloradan
Capital
(and largest city)
Denver
Largest metro Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA
Area Ranked 8th
• Total 104,094 sq mi
(269,837 km2)
• Width 280 miles (450 km)
• Length 380 miles (610 km)
• % water 0.36%
• Latitude 37°N to 41°N
• Longitude 102°02'48"W to 109°02'48"W
Population Ranked 21st
• Total 5,695,564 (2018)
• Density 52.0/sq mi (19.9/km2)
Ranked 37th
• Median household income $69,117 (12th)
Elevation
• Highest point Mount Elbert in Lake County
14,440 ft (4401.2 m)
• Mean 6,800 ft (2070 m)
• Lowest point Arikaree River at the Kansas border
3,317 ft (1011 m)
Admitted to the Union August 1, 1876 (38th)
Governor Jared Polis (D)
Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera (D)
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D)
Cory Gardner (R)
U.S. House delegation 4 Democrats
3 Republicans (list)
Time zone Mountain Time Zone: UTC−7/UTC−6
ISO 3166 US-CO
Abbreviations CO
Website www.colorado.gov
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