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City of Colorado Springs
Flag of Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Nickname(s): 
Location in El Paso County and Colorado
Location in El Paso County and Colorado
Coordinates: 38°50′N 104°49′W / 38.833°N 104.817°W / 38.833; -104.817Coordinates: 38°50′N 104°49′W / 38.833°N 104.817°W / 38.833; -104.817[4]
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
County[5]El Paso
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886[6]
Government
 • TypeHome rule municipality[5]
 • MayorJohn Suthers since June 2, 2015 (R)
Area
 • Home rule municipality194.9 sq mi (504.8 km2)
 • Land194.6 sq mi (503.9 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation
6,035 ft (1,839 m)
Highest elevation
14,110 ft (4,300 m)
Lowest elevation
5,740 ft (1,750 m)
Population
 • Home rule municipality416,427
 • Estimate 
(2016)[8]
465,101
 • RankUS: 40th
 • Density2,292/sq mi (884.8/km2)
 • Urban
559,409 (US: 73rd)
 • Metro
712,327 (US: 79th)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes[9]
80901-80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
INCITS place code0816000
GNIS feature ID0204797
HighwaysI-25, US 24, US 85, SH 21, SH 29, SH 83, SH 94, SH 115
Websitecoloradosprings.gov

Colorado Springs is a city in Colorado, United States. With 369,815 people, it is the second largest city in Colorado and the 49th largest in the United States. It is also the county seat of El Paso County. It is the headquarters of Focus on the Family, which is a Christian group, and the United States Air Force Academy. Tourist attractions like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Manitou Springs, the Broadmoor Hotel and the Air Force Academy are also in the city and its surrounding area.

References

  1. "Olympic City USA". https://coloradosprings.gov/ocusa. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  2. "Summer in the Springs". https://coloradosprings.gov/summerinthesprings. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. Best of the Springs. Colorado Springs. January 29, 2016. http://gazette.com/best-of-the-springs-we-need-your-vote/article/1566857. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. "Colorado Springs". United States Geological Survey. https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:204797. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. https://www.webcitation.org/5uRWqBo2m?url=http://www.dola.state.co.us/dlg/local_governments/municipalities.html. Retrieved September 1, 2007. 
  6. "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/muninc.html. Retrieved September 2, 2007. 
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140815134909/http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on September 3, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070903025217/http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp. Retrieved September 7, 2007. 

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