Denver is Colorado’s capital city, the largest city in the state and also the seat of Denver County. It’s located at the low end of the Rocky Mountains and close to the junction of Cherry Creek and South Platte River.
The birth of Denver City was in 1958 during the discovery of gold in the Cherry Creek’s sands when it was just a tough village of shacks, tents and cabins. It was established as a city in 1861 and later in 1867, it was made the territorial capital. Denver city got its name from the governor of Kansas region, James W. Denver; at this period Kansas region covered some parts of Colorado. The city then became so successful when the popular gold and silver mines were opened, that’s around the 1870s and 1880s.
At this present day, Denver city is known to be an important transportation, communications, agribusiness and manufacturing hub. There’re two really recognized industries in Denver, which are: biomedical technology and telecommunications. Still, some industries such as real estate, retail trade and construction are seen to be the fastest growing industries in the city. Denver City is also home to a great number of environmental organizations and federal government agencies. These include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
- In 1995, the International Airport of Denver was established for passenger traffic. It’s considered to be the biggest airport in the whole of North America covering around 53 sq miles.
- The city has really incredible tourists attractions such as the Elitch Gardens amusement park, Denver Zoo, the Echo Lake, Buffalo Bill’s Grave, the Red Rocks Amphitheater and many more. Actually, the city has over 200 parks and in the nearby mountains, there’re 20,000 acres of parks. The city is also home to its own buffalo herd and in each and every year, over 200,000 flowers in 26 official flower gardens are planted.
- In 2008, the Democratic National Convention was held and Denver city was the host.
- Denver receives 300 days of sunshine every year. Denver is situated east of a great mountain range and has a dry, mild and sunny climate with more hours of sunshine compared to Miami Beach or San Diego. During the winter, Denver is dryer compared to Phoenix with a high daily average of 45 degrees in February. For golf lovers, golf courses in Denver are opened throughout the year.