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Denver is the capital of the U.S. state of Colorado, and has about 600,000 inhabitants (2010). If it is estimated metropolitan area, the population is increasing to almost 2.5 million.
The city lies on the River South Platte – 1600 meters above sea level – only 24 miles east of Mountain Range Rocky Mountains. It is popular to take a day trip to the “Rocky Mountains National Park”, which is an hour’s drive away.
Denver is a regional center for transportation, trade, finance and culture, and the oil industry is a very important industry branch. The city has its own university, which was founded in 1864.
A major tourist attraction in Denver’s “Colorado State Capitol Building” – government building from 1907. It is possible for the public to get up to the top of the building, where one has a fantastic view of the Rocky Mountains.
Other popular attractions include Denver “Denver Art Museum” – with exhibitions of contemporary art, the Natural History Museum, the Railway Museum, Fire Museum, miniature museum, “Museo de las Americas” – museum with a focus on Latin American art and cultural heritage and the Butterfly Garden “Butterfly Pavillion”.
Denver also has many beautiful parks and green spaces, botanical garden, zoo, planetarium and amusement park.
Denver International Airport is located 30 miles northeast of downtown.