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State of Wyoming
Flag of WyomingOfficial seal of Wyoming
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
Anthem: "Wyoming"
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodWyoming Territory
Admitted to the UnionJuly 10, 1890 (44th)
Capital
(and largest city)
Cheyenne
Largest metroCheyenne Metro Area
Government
 • GovernorMark Gordon (R)
 • Secretary of StateEdward Buchanan (R)
LegislatureWyoming Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsMike Enzi (R)
John Barrasso (R)
U.S. House delegationLiz Cheney (R) (list)
Area
 • Total97,914[1] sq mi (253,600 km2)
Area rank10th
Elevation
6,700 ft (2,040 m)
Highest elevation13,809 ft (4,209.1 m)
Lowest elevation3,101 ft (945 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total578,759
 • Rank50th
 • Density5.97/sq mi (2.31/km2)
 • Density rank49th
 • Median household income
$62,268[5]
 • Income rank
20th
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
USPS abbreviation
WY
ISO 3166 codeUS-WY
Trad. abbreviationWyo.
Latitude41°N to 45°N
Longitude104°3'W to 111°3'W
Websitewyoming.gov
Wyoming State symbols
Flag of Wyoming.svg
The Flag of Wyoming.

Seal of Wyoming.svg
The Seal of Wyoming.

Animate insignia
Bird(s) Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Fish Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki)
Flower(s) Wyoming Indian paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)
Grass Western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)
Mammal(s) American bison (Bison bison)
Reptile Horned lizard (Phrynosoma douglassi brevirostre)
Tree Plains cottonwood (Populus sargentii)

Inanimate insignia
Dinosaur Triceratops
Fossil Knightia
Mineral Nephrite
Soil Forkwood (unofficial)

Route marker(s)
Wyoming Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of Wyoming
Released in 2007

Lists of United States state insignia

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

Economy

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

Cities and towns in Wyoming

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