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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

In 1998, Matthew Shepherd was murdered in this town.

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