Wyoming State Geography

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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

 

Geographic Landmarks

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  Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park are major geographic landmarks.

 

Points of Interest

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Major Industries

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  Primary industries include cattle and sheep farming. Natural resources include oil, gas, coal and uranium.

 

Historical Highlights

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  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.

 

Population and Culture

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Climate

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Interesting Tidbits

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Links to other sites about Wyoming

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Wyoming State Flag

 

Wyoming State Government home page
 

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