Laramie, Wyoming

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City of Laramie, Wyoming
City
Nickname(s): Gem City of the Plains
Location of Laramie shown within Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°18′46.54″N 105°35′14.11″W / 41.3129278°N 105.5872528°W / 41.3129278; -105.5872528Coordinates: 41°18′46.54″N 105°35′14.11″W / 41.3129278°N 105.5872528°W / 41.3129278; -105.5872528
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Albany
Government
 • Mayor Dave Paulekas
Area
 • Total 11.2 sq mi (28.9 km2)
 • Land 11.1 sq mi (28.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.18%
Elevation 7,165 ft (2,184 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 27,204
 • Density 2,442.5/sq mi (942.9/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 82070-82073
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-45050[1]
GNIS feature ID 1590526[2]

Named for French fur trapper Jacques Laramie

Laramie is a city in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is near the University of Wyoming. It is the county seat of Albany County.

Recent history[change | change source]

In 1998, Matthew Shepherd was murdered in this town.

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