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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Colorado
Full nameColorado Springs, Colorado
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountyEl Paso County seat
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886
TypeHome Rule Municipality
MayorSteve Bach since 7. June 2011 (NP)
Total Area186.1 sq mi (482 km2)
Land Area185.7 sq mi (481 km2)
Water Area0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation5975 7200 ft (1821.2 m)
Total Population416427 (US: 41st) (2010)
Density (pop.)750/km2 (1942.9/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)645613
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
ZIP codes80901-80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
Area code719
FIPS code08-16000
GNIS feature ID0204797
HighwaysI-25, US 24, US 85, SH 29, SH 83, SH 94, SH 115

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Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in South-Central Colorado, in the southern portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 61 mi (98.2 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At 6,035 feet (1839 m) the city stands over one mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, in the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

With a population of 416,427 as of the 2010 Census, it is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 41st most populous city in the United States, while the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 645,613 in 2010. The city covers 186.1 sqmi (482 km2), making it Colorado's largest city in area. Colorado Springs was selected as the No. 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and placed number one in Outsides 2009 list of America's Best Cities.

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