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 97,914 square miles in area, which makes it the 9th largest state in the United States.
|State of Wyoming|
Equality State (official);
Cowboy State; Big Wyoming
|Before statehood||Wyoming Territory|
|Admitted to the Union||July 10, 1890 (44th)|
(and largest city)
|Largest metro and urban areas||Cheyenne Metro Area|
|• Governor||Mark Gordon (R)|
|• Secretary of State||Chuck Gray (R)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||John Barrasso (R)|
Cynthia Lummis (R)
|U.S. House delegation||Harriet Hageman (R) (list)|
|• Total||97,914 sq mi (253,600 km2)|
|• Length||280 mi (452 km)|
|• Width||372.8 mi (600 km)|
|Elevation||6,700 ft (2,040 m)|
|Highest elevation||13,809 ft (4,209.1 m)|
(Belle Fourche River at South Dakota border)
|3,101 ft (945 m)|
|• Density||5.97/sq mi (2.31/km2)|
|• Density rank||49th|
|• Median household income||$62,268|
|• Income rank||20th|
|• Official language||English|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (Mountain time zone2 (unofficially) = Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|ISO 3166 code||US-WY|
|Latitude||41°N to 45°N|
|Longitude||104°3'W to 111°3'W|
|Wyoming state symbols|
|Bird||Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)|
|Fish||Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki)|
|Flower||Wyoming Indian paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)|
|Grass||Western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)|
|Mammal||American bison (Bison bison)|
|Reptile||Horned lizard (Phrynosoma douglassi brevirostre)|
|Tree||Plains cottonwood (Populus sargentii)|
|State route marker|
|Lists of United States state symbols|
Wyoming is known for many things including Yellowstone National Park, Cowboys, the Teton Mountains and coal.
The first people to live in Wyoming were the Paleo-Indians. By the time the Europeans arrived the land was inhabited by a large number of Native American tribes. Some of the major tribes were the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, Ute, and Shoshone.
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 WyomingEdit
- Former Vice President Dick Cheney
- Former Second Lady Lynne Cheney
- Author Patricia MacLachlan
Cities and towns in WyomingEdit
- Big Piney
- Green River
- Hot Springs
- Jackson Hole
- La Barge
- Lance Creek
- Pine Bluffs
- Rock Springs
- Ten Sleep
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Wyoming Facts and Symbols". State of Wyoming. 2013. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
- ↑ "Gannett Peak Cairn". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
- ↑ "Median Annual Household Income". The US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- ↑ "Wyoming Facts and Symbols - State of Wyoming". www.wyo.gov. Retrieved 2021-03-12.