Think Colorado is a Rectangle? Think Again
Welcome to Colorado, the non-perfect rectangle state.
When you look at Colorado on a map, it's a rectangle... right? I mean, we're more rectangular than any other state out there besides Wyoming. However, we're actually not a rectangle.
Recently I found an article on Readers' Digest titled 50 Astonishing Facts You Never Knew About the 50 States. I was very curious to read what they had to say about Colorado as I'm sure there are plenty of things that I don't know about our gorgeous state. I have to admit though, I kind of saw "astonishing fact" coming.
While Colorado is rectangular in orientation, we are not perfect by any means.
Of course it would be impossible for there to be a perfect rectangle on this round globe we live on. An article in the Denver Post mentioned that because of this "oblate spheroid" we're on, Colorado's northern border is actually 20 miles shorter than the southern border. Another article from the Big Think says that Colorado is technically a hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon, which means we have 697 sides. There are about as many letters in that word as there are sides to Colorado.
Did you know this about out state?