Denver is the largest city in Colorado, as well as the state capitol. It is nicknamed the "Mile High City", due to its elevation of 5,280 feet (1 mile). It has sports teams in all four American major leagues, (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) as well as having teams in other sports (Soccer, Lacrosse, Arena Football, Rugby, and a few minor league teams; let's just say it's a sports obsessed town) the one with the most following being the Denver Broncos of the NFL. It is home to several universities, among them Metro State College of Denver, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, and Regis University. The Molly Brown House, residence of one of the most famous Titanic survivors, is there. Despite having a high level of local government corruption (police corruption was once ranked as highest in the US) and ranking second in the US for pollution, Denver is generally portrayed as clean, friendly, and decidedly Midwestern. It is also often depicted as being next to the Rocky Mountains and being very cold and snowy, even though Denver is actually on the flat plains (though the mountains are still visible in the backgroundnote ) and late spring through mid fall can be notoriously hot with arid and dry (albeit cold) winters being the norm.
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