Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Home rule municipality
City of Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs with the Front Range in background
Colorado Springs with the Front Range in background
Flag of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Flag
Nickname(s): Olympic City USA,[1] The Springs[2][3]
Location in El Paso County and Colorado
Location in El Paso County and Colorado
Country United States
State Colorado
County[4] El Paso
Incorporated June 19, 1886[5]
Government
 • Type Home rule municipality[4]
 • Mayor John Suthers since June 2, 2015 (R)
Area
 • Home rule municipality 194.9 sq mi (504.8 km2)
 • Land 194.6 sq mi (503.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 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 (2010)[6]
 • Home rule municipality 416,427
 • Estimate (2016)[7] 465,101
 • Rank US: 40th
 • Density 2,292/sq mi (884.8/km2)
 • Urban 559,409 (US: 73rd)
 • Metro 712,327 (US: 79th)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
ZIP codes[8] 80901-80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
Area code(s) 719
INCITS place code 0816000
GNIS feature ID 0204797
Highways I-25, US 24, US 85, SH 21, SH 29, SH 83, SH 94, SH 115
Website coloradosprings.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.

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  1. "Olympic City USA". City of Colorado Springs. https://coloradosprings.gov/ocusa. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  2. "Summer in the Springs". City of Colorado Springs. https://coloradosprings.gov/summerinthesprings. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  3. "Best of the Springs". Colorado Springs. January 29, 2016. http://gazette.com/best-of-the-springs-we-need-your-vote/article/1566857. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. https://www.webcitation.org/5uRWqBo2m?url=http://www.dola.state.co.us/dlg/local_governments/municipalities.html. Retrieved September 1, 2007.
  5. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/muninc.html. Retrieved September 2, 2007.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140815134909/http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
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  8. "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on September 3, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070903025217/http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp. Retrieved September 7, 2007.
  9. "Colorado Springs". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:204797. Retrieved October 31, 2015.

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