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Denver is Located Near The Southern Rocky Mountains

Aug 21, 2007
The City and County of Denver is the capital and the most populous city of the US state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

Denver is often named the Mile High City because it is exactly one mile above sea level.

The Rocky Mountains get a lot of snow every winter but Denvers climate is mild. The city sees approximately 300 days of annual sunshine and when winter storms do occur, the snow melts fairly quickly. Summers are warm and comfortable while winters see a lot of snowfall and can get quite cold. Summer temperatures are highest in June July and touch 80. An average of 15 inches of rain annually. The ski season is from Nov to March. January is the coldest month with temperatures dropping to 30.

The people of Denver are friendly and their attitude and dress are usually casual.

The area offers plenty of outdoor recreation, including 200 parks in the city and 20,000 acres of parklands in the local mountains, making it the largest park system in the USA. It has a thriving arts and cultural scene. It is passionate about sports and is a popular destination for visitors.

There are many excellent museums and art galleries providing interesting information on the history of Denver and a range of other exhibitions. Some of the major museums and art galleries include the Childrens Museum packed with hands on exhibits designed especially for young, the Colorado History Museum a comprehensive museum documenting Colorados varied history, the Denver Fire fighters Museum home to historic fire fighting equipment; the Denver Art Museum containing many galleries showcasing a wide range of artwork from around the world.

The Denver Zoo is an 80acre facility located in City Park. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It was the most popular paid attraction in the Denver metropolitan area in 2005.

The United Kingdom and Colorado have a longstanding relationship that predates Colorados statehood in 1876. Today the UK is one of Colorados most important international partners. It is one of the largest investors and foreign providers of jobs, in Colorado. The UK is also a major market for goods and services produced by local companies.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Denver Rental Site
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