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Denver CO Quick Facts & Information

Denver Nickname
The Mile High City. Also known as "City of the Plains", "Convention City" and "Queen City".

Population (2005)
Population of the City of Denver - 545,200.
Population of Metro Denver - 2,560,000.

Denver Elevation
5,280 feet (exactly one mile)

Denver Average Annual Rainfall
15.4 inches annually.

Denver Average Temperatures
January - 29.7 degrees F.
July - 73.5 degrees F.
See Denver Weather Chart and Denver Sunrise & Sunset Times.

Daylight Saving Time
Begins the second Sunday in March.
Ends the first Sunday in November.

Denver International Airport
Currently, the Denver Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the US in terms of traffic, and the tenth in the world in terms of total traffic. In 2006 47,324,844 passengers passing through DIA.
Airlines serving Denver International Airport.

Interesting Facts About Denver
• Denver has the largest city park system in the US.
• Denver has the highest percentage of high school and college graduates of any American city.
• Denver receives 300 days of sunshine a year with more annual hours of sun than Honolulu, Miami or San Diego.
• With the highest percentage of boomers of any major U.S. city, Denver is the "Baby Boomer" capital of America.
• Home to the NFL Denver Broncos
• Home to the Denver NBA Denver Nuggets.

Metro Denver Area Counties
The metropolitan area of Denver is comprised of seven counties. Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Douglas, Broomfield and Boulder counties.

Major Denver Suburbs
Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Cherry Creek, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Parker, Stapleton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.

Denver Area Golf Courses
See list of Denver Area Public Golf Courses.

Denver Attractions
Enjoy Denver's Attractions.

Our visitors often use misspellings and abbreviations for Denver, Colorado
including Colarado, Calorado, Colorada, Colarada, CO and Col. Those
words are included for user convenience.

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