Colorado is best known as the home of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains which dominate the western half of the state; eastern Colorado is largely high plains.
The state capital and largest city is Denver ; the Denver metropolitan area contains over half of the state's population. The state was named after the Spanish word "Colorado" which means "reddish colored" that refer to the red sandstone formations in the area and reddish brown color of the Colorado River.
The U.S. Post Office abbreviation for the state is CO
The population of Colorado was 5,029,196 as at 2010 census.
Current time now in Time Zone: America Denver (USA Mountain Time)
Like most states in the USA, Daylight-Saving Time ( DST ) is observed in Colorado, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to Mountain Daylight Time ( MDT ); which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-6 ).
After the Summer months the time in Colorado is shifted back by 1 hour to US Mountain Standard Time (MST) or ( GMT-7 )
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