Colorado Springs is twinned with the following sister cities Japan Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan; Taiwan Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Russia Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia; Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Mexico Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; Australia Canterbury-Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia & Greece Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece.
Colorado Springs is the largest city in El Paso County, with a population of 478,961, as of 2020.
Dr Frederick McKay, a native living in Colorado Springs, introduced the idea of using fluoride to prevent tooth decay.
Colorado Springs is the second-most populous city, the most extensive city in the state of Colorado, and the 40th-most populous city in the United States.
The city had a total area of 125,287 acres including 232 acres of water.
Colorado Springs is Known as the “Lost Laboratory,” Tesla’s secret lab was primarily used for experimenting with extending radio wave transmissions. The initial project that brought Tesla to Colorado Springs was to transmit a radio wave from the very top of Pikes Peak to Paris.
Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, by General William Jackson Palmer as a resort town.
The city lies in a semi-arid Steppe climate region with the Southern Rocky Mountains to the west, the Palmer Divide to the north, high plains further east, and high desert lands to the south when leaving Fountain and approaching Pueblo.
As of 2021, there are nearly 45,000 active-duty troops in Colorado Springs. There are more than 100,000 veterans and thousands of reservists. The military and defence contractors supply more than 40% of the Pikes Peak region’s economy.
Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality and the county seat of El Paso County, Colorado, United States.