Laramie, Wyoming

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City of Laramie, Wyoming
City
Nickname(s): Gem City of the Plains
Location of Laramie shown within Wyoming
Location of Laramie shown within Wyoming
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]
Website www.ci.laramie.wy.us
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.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie.

Recent history[change | change source]

In 1998, Matthew Shepherd was murdered in this town.

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