Denver is known as one of the best and cheap places to live in the U.S. Denver is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver County and city are part of the administrative division of the country, and Metropolis Denver - Aurora is the 21st most populous in the United States. Denver is located south of South Platte River, 20 km from the foot of the Rockies. Is called the Mile-High City, because Denver is located at an altitude of 1609 m, which is exactly 1 mile.
In Denver live about 600 000 people, making it the 24th most populous U.S. city. Denver City was founded in November 1858. It emerged as a mining town during the gold rush at Pikes Peak in the western territories of Kansas. At that time there were huge tracts of land sold for gold prospectors. In the early 20th century Denver, along with many other American cities began to engage in the manufacture of cars .
An interesting fact is that Denver was selected to host the Winter Olympics in 1976, but local voters voted against because of high amounts of games will cost the city. As a result, the Olympics had been moved to Innsbruck in Austria. Thus, Denver remains in history as the only city that refused to host the Winter Olympics.
Denver has 80 neighborhoods. It became an important commercial center with a good economy, to some extent based on its geographical position. Denver is located halfway between the cities of the Midwest - Chicago and St. Louis and those of the West Coast. Another factor in current trade in Denver is that it is linked to some of the main thoroughfares of the country. It is the largest metropolis in a radius of 800 km, and is an important trading post of goods for the mountain states.
Denver boasts a rich cultural life. Some of the most important landmarks are the Congress Center of Colorado, Ogden Theater, built in 1917, which is in the national register of historic landmarks and the Denver Botanical Gardens. They extend over an area of 93, 000 square meters and have a huge greenhouse and underwater amphitheater. Denver has over 200 parks, ranging from small mini-parks throughout the city, to the giant 1.3 sq km park.
Denver boasts many museums, among which is the new wing of the Denver Art Museum, built by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind. This is the second largest performing arts center in the country after Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center) in New York. Lodo is a neighborhood of Denver , with many art galleries, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Near the town in the mountains is a complex with many casinos. Near the mountain are opportunities for enjoyment of the weekend. Although the city has many lakes and parks, many of the residents of Denver prefer mountain air over the weekend.