13 Facts About Denver

1. The University of Denver will host and sponsor the annual "White Privilege Symposium", which is set up to "examine patterns, cultures, and systems that contribute to identity, power, and privilege", on Friday and Saturday.

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2. Since then, Denver has established relationships with additional sister cities:.

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3. In 2018, Denver entered the public micro-mobility space with dockless electric scooters and e-bike services.

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4. In 1972, 1981, and 2008, Denver played host to the Libertarian Party of the United States National Convention.

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5. In 2005, Denver became the first major city in the US to vote to make the private possession of less than an ounce of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

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6. Over the years, Denver has acquired, built and maintained approximately 14,000 acres of mountain parks, including Red Rocks Park, which is known for its scenery and musical history revolving around the unique Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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7. As of 2006, Denver had over 200 parks, from small mini-parks all over the city to the giant 314 acres City Park.

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8. In 2015, Denver ranked No 1 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.

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9. In fact, Denver has received three of the top 10 costliest hailstorms in United States history, which occurred on July 11, 1990; July 20, 2009; and May 8, 2017 respectively.

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10. As of January 2013, the City and County of Denver has defined 78 official neighborhoods that the city and community groups use for planning and administration.

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11. The City and County of Denver is surrounded by only three other counties: Adams County to the north and east, Arapahoe County to the south and east, and Jefferson County to the west.

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12. In 2010, Denver adopted a comprehensive update of its zoning code.

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13. In 1970, Denver was selected to host the 1976 Winter Olympics to coincide with Colorado's centennial celebration, but in November 1972, Colorado voters struck down ballot initiatives allocating public funds to pay for the high costs of the games, which were subsequently moved to Innsbruck, Austria.

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