15 Facts About Longmont


City of Longmont is a home rule municipality located in Boulder and Weld counties, Colorado, United States.

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Longmont is located northeast of the county seat of Boulder and 33 miles north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

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Longmont is the 14th most populous city in the state of Colorado.

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Longmont is named after Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named for explorer Stephen H Long that is clearly visible from Longmont, and "mont", from the French word "montagne" for mountain.

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Longmont was founded in 1871 by a group of people from Chicago, Illinois.

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Longmont was the site of Colorado's first library, founded in 1871 by Elizabeth Rowell Thompson, though it lasted up to a year before its collection of 300 books was lost.

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Longmont is home to the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College, the St Vrain Valley School District, and to a number of private schools.

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Longmont is home to the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program a voluntary accreditation program for aviation educators.

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Longmont is part of the RTD transit district that provides local and regional bus service to Denver and Boulder.

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Outside of RTD, Longmont is connected to Fort Collins, Loveland, and Berthoud via a FLEX regional bus service.

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In 2012, Longmont was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a silver-level bicycle-friendly community.

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Longmont is one of 38 communities in the United States to be recognized with this distinction.

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Longmont is served by Pacifica Radio affiliate KGNU, a non-commercial community radio station from Boulder.

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One recreational business that calls Longmont home is Mile Hi Skydiving, which is one of the largest skydiving facilities in the state of Colorado.

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Longmont is home to Saul, the World's Largest Sticker Ball at StickerGiant, a custom sticker and label printing company on the city's east side.

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