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Did You Know These About Denver?

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Denver has a vibrant art scene, world-class museums and historic sites, beautiful outdoors and nature, happening sports scene and finest microbreweries. The Wild West spirit converges with cosmopolitan vibe in this city, thus making it a beautiful place to live and travel. Did you know that Denver has 300 glorious days of sunshine annually? And did you also know that the city hosts the Great American Beer Festival with about 3,000 varieties of beer, drink and be merry! Here are a few facts about the Mile-High City-

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Did you know these about Denver?

Denver Geographic and Demographic Fast Facts

  • Denver is the state capital of Colorado.

  • Denver is largest city in Colorado.

  • Denver is the most populous municipality of Colorado.

  • The city has the largest city park system in the country with about 2,000 acres of natural areas and 14,000 acres of mountain parks.

  • It has the tenth largest downtown in the United States

  • The longest continuous street in the US is in Denver- the Colfax Avenue.

  • Denver's topography comprises of plains in the city center with hilly areas to the west, south and north.

  • Denver is the highest major cities in the US with elevation 1 mile above sea level.

  • The Ethnic composition of Denver includes White, 68.9%; Hispanic or Latino: 31.8%; Asian: 3.4%; African American or Black: 10.2%; Native American: 1.4%; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%; some other race: 9.2%; and Two or More Races: 4.1%.

  • The city has the highest population of Latino or Hispanic in the United States.

Denver History Fast Facts

  • Denver was founded in 1858, when gold was discovered in the sands of Cherry Creek.

  • Initially, Denver was a part of the Kansas Territory.

  • Denver is named after the governor of the Kansas Territory- James W. Denver.

  • Denver city was founded by Major General William Larimer.

  • In 1867, Denver became the capital of the Colorado territory.

  • In 1881, Denver’s first Union Station was built.

  • Denver was built because of the gold rush here which attracted the settlers.

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Denver Government and Economy Fast Facts

  • Denver has a consolidated city-county type of government.

  • The city has a strong mayor and weak city-council form of government.

  • The city is a vital hub of agribusiness, communication, manufacturing and transportation.

  • The city has the highest percentage of college graduates.

  • Denver is ranked No.1 as the “Best Place for Business and Careers” by Forbes’2015.

  • Denver is home to some of the largest corporations, such as the Gates Corporation-world’s biggest producer of automotive belts and hoses was set up in 1919 in Denver.

  • Denver is one of the most educated cities in the US with more than 90 percent of its residents with high school diplomas and more than 30 percent with college degrees.

  • Denver is classed as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

Denver Important and Interesting Fast Facts

  • Denver has been nicknamed as the Mile High City, Wall Street West, Queen City of the West, and Queen City of the Plains.

  • The Performing Art Complex of Denver is the second largest performing arts center in the world.

  • The largest airport in the nation by land-area wise is the Denver International Airport.

  • According to the National Cancer Society, Denver is the “thinnest” city in the US.

  • In Denver, the foremost permanent structure was a Saloon.

  • It is one of the twelve United States cities to have four major sports team-basketball, baseball, football and hockey.

  • The largest stock show in the world is held in Denver- the National Western Stock Show.

  • The city has the highest number of baby boomers in the United States, thus is being named as the “Baby Boomer Capital of America”.

  • The Colorado State Capitol’s dome is plated with real 24k gold.

  • The city’s most popular beer- Coors, was originally brewed with the water of Rocky Mountains. This recipe is used till date.

  • The city hosts the Great American Beer Festival.

  • The single biggest producer of coins in the world is in Denver- the Denver Mint.

  • The largest daily newspaper in Denver is the Denver Post.
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