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Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality in and the county seat of El Paso County, Colorado, United States.[1] It is the largest city in El Paso County, with a population of 478,961 at the 2020 United States Census, a 15.02% increase since 2010.[7][9] Colorado Springs is the second-most populous city and the most extensive city in the state of Colorado, and the 40th-most populous city in the United States.[10] It is the principal city of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area and the second-most prominent city of the Front Range Urban Corridor. It is located in east-central Colorado, on Fountain Creek, 70 miles (113 km) south of Denver.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs with the Front Range in the background
Nicknames: 
Olympic City USA,[2]
The Springs[3][4]
Location of the City of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado
Colorado Springs
Location of the City of Colorado Springs in the United States
Coordinates: 38°50′02″N 104°49′31″W
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyEl Paso County[5]
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886[6]
Government
  TypeHome rule municipality[1]
  MayorJohn Suthers (R)[lower-alpha 1]
Area
  Total195.761 sq mi (507.019 km2)
  Land195.399 sq mi (506.082 km2)
  Water0.362 sq mi (0.937 km2)
Population
  Total478,961
  Rank2nd in Colorado
40th in the United States
  Density2,400/sq mi (900/km2)
  Urban
632,494 (US: 66th)
  Urban density3,156.7/sq mi (1,218.8/km2)
  Metro
755,105 (US: 79th)
  Front Range
5,055,344
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC–06:00 (MDT)
ZIP codes[8]
80901–80951, 80960, 80962, 80970, 80977, 80995, 80997
Area code719
FIPS code08-16000
GNIS feature ID0204797
Websitecoloradosprings.gov
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At 6,035 feet (1,839 m) the city stands over 1 mile (1.6 km) above sea level. Colorado Springs is near the base of Pikes Peak, which rises 14,115 feet (4,302.31 m) above sea level on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The city is the largest city north of Mexico above 6000 feet in elevation.