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State of Wyoming
Flag of Wyoming State seal of Wyoming
Flag of Wyoming Seal of Wyoming
Nickname(s): Equality State, Cowboy State
Motto(s): Equal rights
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
Official language English
Capital Cheyenne
Largest city Cheyenne
Area Ranked 10th
 • Total 97,818 sq mi
(253,348 km2)
 • Width 280 miles (450 km)
 • Length 360 miles (580 km)
 • % water 0.7
 • Latitude 41°N to 45°N
 • Longitude 104°3'W to 111°3'W
Population Ranked 50th
 • Total 563,626[1]
 • Density 5.8/sq mi  (2.2/km2)
Ranked 51th
 • Highest point Gannett Peak[2]
13,804 ft (4,210 m)
 • Mean 6,700 ft  (2,044 m)
 • Lowest point Belle Fourche River[2]
3,099 ft (945 m)
Admission to Union July 10, 1890 (44th)
Governor Matt Mead (R)
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U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R)
Mike Enzi (R)
U.S. House delegation List
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
ISO 3166 US-WY
Abbreviations WY
Website wyoming.gov

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 state with the fewest people in the U.S. with 576,412 people. Its capital and biggest city is Cheyenne. It bordersMontana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado.

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

Economy[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Resident Population Data". 2010.census.gov. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)