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Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 7804 at the 2010 United States Census. The city was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II during the period that he was Secretary of the Interior in the futile hope that the then town would be named as the land office.HistoryThe northern site of the Pierre Auger Observatory of ultra-high energy cosmic rays is planned to be built near Lamar.Geography and climateLamar is located at. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2sqmi, all land. Lamar is east of Pueblo, on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado.Lamar is antipodal, or globally opposite, to Ile Amsterdam, an island in the southern Indian Ocean, making Lamar one of only three locations in the United States that is opposite another landmass on earth.Plan your trip to Lamar and other United States destinations using our handy United States holiday planner.
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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
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John Martin Reservoir State Park
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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
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