Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
City of Colorado Springs[1]
Colorado Springs with the Front Range in the background.
Colorado Springs with the Front Range in the background.
Flag of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Flag
Nicknames: 
Olympic City USA,[2]
The Springs[3][4]
Location of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado
Location of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado
Colorado Springs is located in Colorado
Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
Location of Colorado Springs in Colorado
Colorado Springs is located in the United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 38°50′02″N 104°49′31″W / 38.83389°N 104.82528°W / 38.83389; -104.82528Coordinates: 38°50′02″N 104°49′31″W / 38.83389°N 104.82528°W / 38.83389; -104.82528
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyEl Paso County[5]
CityColorado Springs[1]
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886[6]
Government
 • TypeHome rule municipality[1]
 • MayorJohn Suthers (R)[a]
Area
 • Home rule municipality[1]195.36 sq mi (505.98 km2)
 • Land195.00 sq mi (505.05 km2)
 • Water0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
Elevation
6,035 ft (1,839 m)
Highest elevation
14,110 ft (4,300 m)
Lowest elevation
5,740 ft (1,750 m)
Population
 • Home rule municipality[1]478,961
 • RankUS: 39th
 • Density2,452.42/sq mi (946.88/km2)
 • Urban
559,409 (US: 73rd)
 • Metro
755,105(US: 79th)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes[9]
80901–80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
Area code719
FIPS code08-16000
GNIS feature ID0204797
Websitecoloradosprings.gov

Colorado Springs is a city in Colorado, United States. With 369,815 people, it is the second largest city in Colorado and the 49th largest in the United States. It is also the county seat of El Paso County. It is the headquarters of Focus on the Family, which is a Christian group, and the United States Air Force Academy. Tourist attractions like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Manitou Springs, the Broadmoor Hotel and the Air Force Academy are also in the city and its surrounding area.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  2. "Olympic City USA". City of Colorado Springs. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  3. "Summer in the Springs". City of Colorado Springs. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  4. "Best of the Springs". The Gazette. Colorado Springs. January 29, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  5. "Colorado Counties". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  6. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2007.
  7. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  8. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  9. "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2007.
Notes
  1. The mayor of Colorado Springs is officially nonpartisan; party affiliation is for informational purposes only.

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