Mile High City

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Etymology[edit]

From the city's official elevation of exactly one mile (1.6 km) or 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) above sea level.

Proper noun[edit]

Mile High City

  1. (informal) Nickname of the city of Denver, Colorado, U. S. A..
    • 1958, "Mrs. Eisenhower Leaves Denver", The Deseret News, 15 May 1958:
      Mrs. Eisenhower said she was not disappointed at the rainy weather in Denver during her visit, and said, in fact, she hoped to return to the Mile High City soon.