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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Simla is approximately 481 (1990), 618 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 228 (1990), 221 (2010).
The amount of land area in Simla is 1.407 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Simla to Washington DC is 1535 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Simla is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 104.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Simla was founded in 1909, by a man with the name of Altman. Simla was named because of the daughter of a railroad official. It seems she was reading a book about India when she came across the name, Simla. A claim to fame for Simla is for the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin Decathlon gold medal winner - Glenn Morris. He lived and trained in Simla with little or no equipment, even chasing rabbits to practice his running. Later he starred in the film, Tarazan.
Settled in the 1880's, Simla was incorporated in 1912. The first newspaper was started in 1911. It was also a center for the shipping of the area's potato harvest each year.
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