Wyoming (U.S. state)

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This article is about Wyoming (U.S. state). For other uses of the term Wyoming, please see Wyoming (disambiguation).

Wyoming is one of the states of the United States of America. It entered the Union as the 44th state on July 10, 1890. It has an area of 97,809 square miles (253,326 square kilometres) and an estimated population of 532,668 (2008), the smallest of all the states. The majority of the state is dominated by the mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains, while the easternmost section of the state includes part of the prairie region known as the Great Plains.

Wyoming borders to six other Great Plains and Mountain states: South Dakota and Nebraska on the east, Colorado on the south, Utah on the southwest, Idaho on the west, and Montana on the northwest and north.

The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne, which is located in the state's southeastern corner. The city of Laramie is the seat of the University of Wyoming, which was founded in 1886 and is the only university in the state.

Wyoming was the first state to give women the vote (before it became a state, in fact).

USGS shaded relief map of Wyoming

See also

U.S. States and Territories