Denver, Colorado
Consolidated city-county
City and County of Denver
Denver Skyline
Colorado State Capitol
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver Millenium Bridge
Flag of Denver, Colorado
Official seal of Denver, Colorado
Nickname(s): The Mile High City[1]
Queen City of the Plains[2]
Wall Street of the West[3]
Location of Denver in Denver County, Colorado.
Location of Denver in Denver County, Colorado.
Denver, Colorado is located in Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
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Coordinates: 39°45′43″N 104°52′52″WCoordinates39°45′43″N 104°52′52″W[4]
Country United States
State Colorado
City and CountyDenver[5]
FoundedNovember 17, 1858, as Denver City, K.T.[6]
IncorporatedNovember 7, 1861, as Denver City, C.T.[7]
ConsolidatedNovember 15, 1902, as the City and County of Denver
Named forJames W. Denver
 • TypeConsolidated City and County[5]
 • BodyDenver City Council
 • MayorMichael Hancock (D)[8]
 • Consolidated city-county154.97 sq mi (401.36 km2)
 • Land153.33 sq mi (397.13 km2)
 • Water1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)  1.1%
 • Metro8,414.4 sq mi (21,793 km2)
Elevation[10]5,130–5,690 ft (1,564–1,731 m)
Population (2010)[11]
 • Consolidated city-county600,158
 • Estimate (2017)[12]704,621
 • RankUS: 19th
 • Density4,519.94/sq mi (1,745.15/km2)
 • Urban2,374,203 (US: 18th)
 • Metro2,814,330 (US: 19th)
 • CSA3,418,876 (US: 16th)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes80201–80212, 80214–80239, 80241, 80243–80244, 80246–80252, 80256–80266, 80271, 80273–80274, 80279–80281, 80290–80291, 80293–80295, 80299, 80012, 80014, 80022, 80033, 80123, 80127[13]
Area code(s)303 and 720
FIPS code08-20000
GNIS feature ID0201738
HighwaysI-25I-70I-76I-225I-270US 285US 287SH 2SH 26SH 30SH 35SH 83SH 88SH 95SH 121SH 177SH 265SH 470E-470
Capital and most populous city of theState of Colorado