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Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo Colorado
Administration
Full namePueblo, Colorado
Official namePueblo, Colorado
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountyPueblo county seat 
IncorporatedNovember 15, 1885
Government
TypeHome Rule Municipality
Geography
Total Area45.4 sq mi (117.6 km2)
Land Area45.1 sq mi (116.8 km2)
Water Area0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation4692 ft (1430.1 m)
Demography
Total Population106,595 (US: 246th) (2010)
Density (pop.)874.5/km2 (2265.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
ZIP codes81001-81012
Area code719
FIPS code08-62000
GNIS feature ID0204798
HighwaysI-25, US 50, SH 45, SH 47, SH 78, SH 96, SH 227

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Pueblo (c-eniconˈpwɛbloʊ) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The population was to be 106,595 in 2010 census, making it the 246th most populous city in the United States.

Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek 103 mi (165.8 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The area is considered to be semi-arid desert land, with approximately 12 in (304.8 mm) of precipitation annually; however with its location in the "banana belt", Pueblo tends to get less snow than the other major cities in Colorado. Pueblo is the heart of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area and an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor. Pueblo is one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States ; because of this Pueblo is referred to as the "Steel City". The Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP) is a river walk in the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District, and shows the history of the Pueblo Flood.


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