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Congressional District 5 Colorado

Colorado’s 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Colorado. The district lies in the center of the state and comprises Colorado Springs and its suburbs including Cimarron Hills, Peyton, Monument and Fort Carson.

The five counties in the 5th district are:

  • El Paso
  • Freemont
  • Teller
  • Park
  • Chaffee.

The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for a two-year term. Representatives are also called congressmen/congresswomen.

Each state elects two senators to the United States Senate for staggered 6-year terms.

Millions of tourists visit the Colorado Springs region every year, primarily to visit Garden of the Gods, United States Olympic Training Center, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Pikes Peak, and the United States Air Force Academy and many more not listed.

Colorado Springs, located within the district, is home to multiple military installations. Fort Carson, the United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and NORAD are also all located within the district.

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