The largest city in the United States state of Colorado is Denver. It is also the capital of the state. Denver County has Denver as its county seat. At the junction of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, Denver lies at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
The city had its beginnings in eighteen hundred and fifty eight. It coincided with the discovery of gold in the sands of Cherry Creek. Initially it was just a tough village of cabins, shacks and tents. In eighteen hundred and sixty one, Denver was incorporated as a city. In eighteen hundred and sixty seven, it became the territorial capital. The city is named after James W. Denver. He was the governor of Kansas Territory of which a part of Colorado was a part. Subsequent to the opening of well known gold and silver mines of the eighteen hundred and seventies and eighteen hundred and eighties, the city prospered.
Due to its many attractions, tourists come in large number to Denver. Catering to this inflow, many bus companies operate in the city. They offer services of charter bus, coach bus, limo bus, party bus etc. They are all well known for the quality of the services rendered. They also take care that their prices come within an affordable range.
Denver today stands as an important communications, transportation, manufacturing, and agribusiness hub. Two of the largest industries are telecommunications and biomedical technology. Among the fastest growing industries are construction, real estate and retail trade. Many environmental organizations are based in Denver. They include federal government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Denver acts as a processing, shipping, and distribution point for an extensive agricultural area. For the Rocky Mountain region, which is known as the “Inland West, it is the financial, business, administrative, and transportation center. Denver also is a base to numerous federal agencies. Many electronics plants exist in Denver area, which is a major livestock market. Many mining companies are headquartered in Denver. Included among its leading manufactures are aeronautical, telecommunications, and other high-technology products. Proximity of ski and mountain resorts, national parks and frontier historical sites, makes Denver an important tourist center.
Denver International Airport is the largest airport in North America. It was opened to passenger traffic in nineteen hundred and ninety five. University of Denver, Loretto Heights College, Regis College, Colorado Women’s College and the University of Colorado medical school are included among the city’s educational institutions. The prominent tourist attractions of Denver are the Denver Zoo, the Six Flags Elitch Gardens amusement park, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Coors Brewery, and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.