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Fort Collins
Larimer County, Colorado

80521, 80524, 80525, 80526

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Page Contents for Fort Collins, Colorado

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Fort Collins is approximately 100,000 (1997), 143986 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 35,357 (1990), 57829 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fort Collins is 106.686 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.295 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Collins to Washington DC is 1544 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 55 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Collins is positioned 40.55 degrees north of the equator and 105.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fort Collins average annual rainfall is 18 inches per year
Fort Collins average annual snowfall is 55 inches per year.


65 miles north of Denver.
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seasonal with a fairly mild climate year-round. The humidity is low and there are around 300 days of sunshine each year. The average high in summer is 85 degrees. The average high during the winter is 42.
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History & History Related Items

Fort Collins was started as an army camp in 1864, established as a town in 1872 and incorporated in 1883. It has an estimated population close to 100,000 and is the county seat for Larimer County.
The nearby Cache la Poudre River got its name from French-speaking trappersthat were in the area. They were caught in an early snow storm and dug ahole to store some of their supplies until they could come back and getthem. So Cache la Poudre basically means "to hide the powder". Thelocals just call it the Poudre River.
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The settling of Fort Collins


The founding of Fort Collins


The incorporation of Fort Collins



Attractions in the area.

Avery House
An historic house & museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
328 West Mountain Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
Phone: (970) 221-0533

Discovery Science Center
703 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-472-3990

Fort Collins Museum
Phone: (970) 221-6738

Larimer County Fairgrounds

Rocky Mountain Raptor Center
1 mile east of Timberline on Drake Road
Phone: (970) 491-0398
A community effort for rehabilitation and release for injured birds of prey. Promoting the value of raptors, wildlife, conservation and environmental awareness. Open dawn to dusk daily. Free.

Swetsville Zoo
4801 E. Harmony Road
(1/4 mile east of I-25 on Harmony)
Visit this world-famous metal sculpture park containing over 150 creations. Open daily dawn to dusk. Self-guided tours. Free.

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Fort Collins City Government

City of Fort Collins - official website
300 LaPorte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: 970-221-6515


Larimer County official site.

Fort Collins Chamber

Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
225 South Meldrum
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: 970-482-3746
Fax: 970-482-3774

Fort Collins Organizations

Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
225 South Meldrum
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: 970-482-3746
Fax: 970-482-3774

Fort Collins Schools

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone:(970) 491-1101 Fort Collins


The population of Fort Collins was:
1997 - 100,000
2000 - 115,000

Fort Collins has more bars, restaurants, and clubs per capita than any other city in the nation

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