Wyoming

Wyoming
(In Detail) (Full size)
State nickname: Equality State

Other U.S. States
Capital Cheyenne
Largest City Casper
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 - % water
Ranked 10th
253,554 km2
251,706 km2
1,851 km2
0.7%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 50th
493,782
1.9/km2
Admittance into Union
 - Order
 - Date

44th
July 10, 1890
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Latitude
Longitude
41°N to 45°N
104°3'W to 111°3'W
Width
Length
Elevation
  -Highest
  -Mean
  -Lowest
450 km
580 km
 
4,207 meters
2040 meters
945 meters
ISO 3166-2:US-WY

Wyoming is a state of the western United States.

USS Wyoming was named in honor of this state.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Important cities and towns
4 Education
5 Professional sports teams
6 Miscellaneous information
7 Other Wyomings
8 External links

History

After the Union Pacific Railroad reached the town of Cheyenne, the capital, in 1867, the population began to grow steadily in the Wyoming Territory, established on July 25, 1868.

In 1869 Wyoming extended suffrage to women, at least partially in an attempt to garner enough voters to be admitted as a state. It was admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890.

In addition to being the first U.S. state to extend suffrage to women, Wyoming was also the home of many other firsts for U.S. women in politics. It had the first female court bailiff and the first female justice of the peace in the country. Wyoming was also the first state in the Union to elect a woman governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross in 1925. A List of Wyoming Governors is available.

Geography

See: List of Wyoming counties

It is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, and on the west by Utah and Idaho.

Important cities and towns

The Wyoming municipalities with populations over 10000 are, in descending order:

Education

Colleges and universities

Professional sports teams

Miscellaneous information

Area: 97,818 sq. miles
Population: 493,782 (2000)
Capital: Cheyenne
Counties: 23 (see: List of Wyoming counties)
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Indian Paintbrush
Tree: Cottonwood
Nicknames: The Equality State; the Cowboy State

Major highways


Other Wyomings

Wyoming is also the name of several places in the United States of America:

External links


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