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Colorado is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the w:Western United States. It encompasses most of the Southern w:Rocky Mountains, as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is the eighth most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The 2020 w:United States census enumerated the population of Colorado at 5,773,714, an increase of 14.80% since the 2010 United States census.
It is bordered by
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- I rise today to commemorate one of the most fateful days in the history of the State of Colorado, the day the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant outside of Boulder nearly became America's own Chernobyl, some 30 years before that terrible accident in the Ukraine.
- Jared Polis, "Commemorating the Rocky Flats 1969 Fire", Congressional Record, May 12, 2009.