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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Dinosaur is approximately 324 (1990), 339 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 157 (1990), 131 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dinosaur is 1.789 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dinosaur to Washington DC is 1758 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 229 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dinosaur is positioned 40.24 degrees north of the equator and 109.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Cedar Tree.
The city bird is the Cletis.
The Dinosaur city color is Neon Green.


in northwestern Colorado near the Utah border
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History & History Related Items

Dinosaur was called, Artesia, probably due to artesian wells in the area.
In May 1965 it was renamed to Dinosaur. It was so named being close to Dinosaur National Monument.
Dinosaur also hosts national hang-gliding events. It now has street names like: "Tyrannosaurus Trail", "Brontosaurus Blvd.", and "Cletisaurus Circle".
Dinosaur also has an Annual "Bedrock Days" a sort of city festival complete with Tractor and Car Shows, a Live Band to play during all two or three days of which the festival goes on.
There are Elk, Deer, and Antelope. We also see Bald Eagles, Hawks, Prairie Dogs, and Coyotes. Occasionally, a Mountain Lion wanders into town.
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Mini-Mart Gateway Conoco
Dinosaur National Monument Headquarters.
Colorado Welcome Center.
Dinosaur sits in an Interesting landscape with the tail end of the Uinta Mountains, called Blue Mountain. The deep canyons of the Yampa River.
Dinosaur has a public park and Library.
It's part of the "Dinosaur Diamond"
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Dinosaur Schools

Dinosaur has an Elementary School, but Junior High and High School students are bussed to Rangely.(a nearby community slightly larger than Dinosaur.)

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