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Denver City

Uploaded by philipjondiko on Sep 23, 2015

URBAN GEOGRAPHY: RESEARCH PAPER ON NORTH AMERICA
Geographical Qualities of Denver, Colorado, United States of America
This paper covers the Geographical qualities and connections within Denver City, recent technological advancements their connection to the model covered in the module.
The origins of Denver City can be dated back to the 19th century when it had vast deposits of gold and silver that led to trade in the commodity. The 1870s railroad created a boom that made it the capital of Colorado. Gamblers and traders often visited it making it a major western commercial center having one of the biggest CBDs in USA hosting the offices of the largest companies in the US. It is touted as the largest city within a 600-mile stretch. The City is located close to the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The latitude and longitude of the city are 39 degrees North 66’104 degrees 83m’ West while the altitude is 1.6 Km/ 5280 ft above sea level. The cities that surround Denver include Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Edgewater, Sheridan, Lakewood, and Commerce City Greenwood Village. The town has a population of 600000 residents mostly whites at over 85% followed by blacks at 12% with the rest being of other ethnicities. It covers an area of roughly 153.3 sqr. Miles. Descriptively it lies between the Mountains surrounding North Colorado at the intersection of the South Platte River and the Cherry Creek close to the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the continental divide. Although many people deem the city to be a western, it’s only about 300 miles from the midpoint of the US continent.
The town is accessed mainly by the Highways, Bus and railroad service and the Airports. Denver supplies the other mountain states with stores due to its centrality and topography that favor’s ground transportation. An excess of 30 million people receives goods transported through the city by airplanes, trains or trucks annually. The city’s layout is in a grid with Colfax on the southern side and eastwards through Broadway extending north and south. The regional transportation district bus with its central station at Colfax also operates a light train service.

Major innovations in Denver City
The B- Cycle
Despite being technologically advanced, the B- cycle system is very easy to implement with few setbacks. Its main facilities include bicycles and solar-powered facilities in designated area within a city. Users purchase an annual membership or 24 hr...

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Uploaded by:   philipjondiko

Date:   09/23/2015

Category:   Geography

Length:   4 pages (991 words)

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