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|Population (1994): 475,000
(50th in size)
State size: 97,809 square miles (9th in size)
State Capital: Cheyenne (named after the Cheyenne tribe)
Major cities: Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie
Admission to union: The 44th State
Date entered the union: July 10, 1890
Origin of state name: Named from the indian word meaning "on the great plain"
Nicknames: The Equality State
Bordering states: Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Utah
State bird: Western Meadowlark
State flower: Indian Paintbrush
State tree: Cottonwood
Motto: Equal Rights
|Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park are major geographic landmarks.|
|Primary industries include cattle and sheep farming. Natural resources include oil, gas, coal and uranium.|
|Wyoming was included in the territory bought in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.|
Wyoming State Flag
|Wyoming State Government home page|
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