Wyoming

State of Wyoming
Flag of Wyoming State seal of Wyoming
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Equality State (official);
Cowboy State; Big Wyoming[1]
Motto(s): Equal Rights
State song(s): "Wyoming"
Official languageEnglish
DemonymWyomingite
Capital
(and largest city)
Cheyenne
Largest metroCheyenne Metro Area
AreaRanked 10th
 • Total97,914[1] sq mi
(253,600 km2)
 • Width372.8 miles (600 km)
 • Length280 miles (452 km)
 • % water0.7
 • Latitude41°N to 45°N
 • Longitude104°3'W to 111°3'W
PopulationRanked 50th
 • Total579,315 (2017 est.)[2]
 • Density5.97/sq mi  (2.31/km2)
Ranked 49th
 • Median household income$60,925[3] (15th)
Elevation
 • Highest pointGannett Peak[4][5][6]
13,809 ft (4209.1 m)
 • Mean6,700 ft  (2040 m)
 • Lowest pointBelle Fourche River at South Dakota border[5][6]
3,101 ft (945 m)
Before statehoodWyoming Territory
Admission to UnionJuly 10, 1890 (44th)
GovernorMark Gordon (R)
Secretary of StateEdward Buchanan (R)
LegislatureWyoming Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsMike Enzi (R)
John Barrasso (R)
U.S. House delegationLiz Cheney (R) (list)
Time zoneMountain: UTC -7/-6
ISO 3166US-WY
AbbreviationsWY, Wyo.
Websitewyoming.gov

Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". Wyoming is a state in the western United States. Most of the state is in the Rocky Mountains, a large mountain range in the United States. Wyoming is the least populated U.S. state with a population of 576,412 people. Its capital and biggest city is Cheyenne. It borders Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado.

Wyoming is known for many things including Yellowstone National Park, Cowboys, the Teton Mountains and coal.

Economy

Agriculture has always been an important part of the state economy of Wyoming. The main things grown in Wyoming are livestock (beef), hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool.

In Wyoming, 91% of the land is rural.

The gross state product for Wyoming was $27.4 billion in 2005.

Famous people from Wyoming

Cities and towns in Wyoming

Related pages

References

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