Place:Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States

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NameColorado Springs
Alt namesColorado Citysource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 468
El Dorado Citysource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 468
Fountain Colonysource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 468
TypeCity
Coordinates38.863°N 104.792°W
Located inEl Paso, Colorado, United States     (1871 - )
Contained Places
Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
Military base
Fort Carson
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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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 the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At the city stands over one mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, rising over 8,000 feet above the city on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs. The city is often referred to as "The Springs."

The city had an estimated population of 431,834 in 2012., being 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 668,353 in 2012. The city covers , 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 Outside's 2009 list of America's Best Cities.

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