The City of Colorado Springs
, fondly called ‘Little London’ in its early days , was founded by Gen General William Jackson Palmer. According to 2014 census, the city was reported an estimated population of 445,830 and ranked as the second most populous city in the state of Colorado. The town hosts as a setting for many notable television series, such as Medicine Woman, Dr. Quinn and the Stargate series and also films, like War Games and The Prestige. Did you also know
that it is on the summit of the city's Pikes Peak, English professor Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write 'America The Beautiful?'
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Interesting Facts to Know about Colorado Springs!
- COS has a Home Rule Municipality type of Government
- In 1873, Colorado Springs town became the seat of El Paso County
- The Springs was collaborated with the State of Colorado in 1876
- Garden of the Gods Park was built in 1909
- It is Colorado's second-largest city.
- The city has a semi arid climate.
- Nicknames of Colorado Springs, include - 'The Springs', 'COS', 'Little Italy.'
- According to 2010 census, the city's ethnic composition is dominated by white (78.8%)
- The economy of Colorado Springs is driven mainly by the high-tech industry, the military and tourism.
- In religious aspects, the city has seen an increase in Evangelical Christians in recent years.
- Colorado Springs is the famous site for shooting films and TV series, especially those based on political thrillers and military-themed stories.
- The city encompasses over 55 major tourist attractions.
- With the United States Olympic Training Center located in Colorado Springs, it serves as the headquarters of the US Olympic Committee.
- The Springs has a strong tie with the figure skating sport.
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