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Denver Colorado Trivia Questions

Trivia questions with answers about the City of Denver

Denver is the capital of what state?
A: Colorado.

Denver is a consolidated city and what?
A: County.

At the time of the 2020 United States census, what was its population?
A:  Its population was 715,522, a 19.22% increase since the 2010 United States census.

It is the 19th-most populous city in what?
A: In the United States and the fifth most populous state capital.

It is the principal city of what?
A: The Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the first city of the Front Range Urban Corridor.


Where is Denver located?
A: In the Western United States, in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Its downtown district is immediately east of what?
A: The confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

It is named after whom?
A: James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory.

Why is it nicknamed the Mile High City?
A: Because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.344 meters) above sea level.

The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through what?
A: Denver Union Station.


Denver is ranked as a what by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network?
A: Beta world city.

The 10-county Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 2,963,821 at the 2020 United States census, making it what?
A: The 19th most populous U.S. metropolitan statistical area.

The 12-county Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area had a population of 3,623,560 at the 2020 United States census, making it what?
A: The 17th most populous U.S. primary statistical area.

Denver is the most populous city of the 18-county Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong urban region stretching across two states with a population of what?
A: 5,055,344 at the 2020 United States Census.

Its metropolitan area is the most populous metropolitan area within a 560-mile (900 km) radius and the second most populous city in the Mountain West after what?
A:  Phoenix, Arizona.


In 2016, it was named what by U.S. News & World Report?
A: the best place to live in the United States.

In the summer of 1858, during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas, established Montana City as a what?
A: A mining town on the banks of the South Platte River in what was then western Kansas Territory, on traditional lands of Cheyenne and Arapaho.

This was the first historical settlement in what was later to become what?
A: The city of Denver.

Denver City was incorporated on what date?
A: November 7, 1861.

Denver City served as the Arapahoe County Seat from 1861 until when?
A: Until consolidation in 1902.

In 1867, Denver City became the acting territorial capital, and in 1881 was chosen as what?
A: The permanent state capital in a statewide ballot.

With its newfound importance, Denver City did what?
A: Shortened its name to Denver.



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