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ID: 7007158
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Colorado (state)  Colorado (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 105 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -105.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Basket Makers (early Anasazi) around start of Christian Era; inhabited by cliff-dwellers and Plains Indians, mainly Arapaho and Cheyenne, when Spanish & French arrived 16th-18th century; parts went to USA in Louisiana Purchase and after Mexican War.

Names:
Colorado (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from Spanish term for "reddish," apparently referring to the color of the soil
CO (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Colorado (state)  ............  Colorado (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since August 1, 1876
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Denver .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Colorado, Denver county) [7013545]

Sources and Contributors:
CO..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Colorado..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:195-196
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:418 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000306
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 195-196; 1:195-196
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 418 ff.; 29:418 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000306
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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