Wyoming

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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 languageEnglish
CapitalCheyenne
Largest cityCheyenne
AreaRanked 10th
 • Total97,818 sq mi
(253,348 km2)
 • Width280 miles (450 km)
 • Length360 miles (580 km)
 • % water0.7
 • Latitude41°N to 45°N
 • Longitude104°3'W to 111°3'W
PopulationRanked 50th
 • Total563,626[1]
 • Density5.8/sq mi  (2.2/km2)
Ranked 51th
Elevation
 • Highest pointGannett Peak[2]
13,804 ft (4,210 m)
 • Mean6,700 ft  (2,044 m)
 • Lowest pointBelle Fourche River[2]
3,099 ft (945 m)
Admission to UnionJuly 10, 1890 (44th)
GovernorMatt Mead (R)
Lieutenant Governor{{{Lieutenant Governor}}}
Legislature{{{Legislature}}}
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U.S. SenatorsJohn Barrasso (R)
Mike Enzi (R)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6
ISO 3166US-WY
AbbreviationsWY
Websitewyoming.gov

Wyoming is a U.S. 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[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]

Cities and towns in 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)