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FAST FACTS ABOUT WYOMING

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BASIC INFORMATION

Capital

Cheyenne (41.145N, 104.792W)  

Nicknames

Equality State, Cowboy State

Motto

"Cedant Arma Togae"

(Let the Arms Yield to the Gown)

Also "Equal Rights"

 

Admitted to Union

July 10, 1890 (44th state)

Size

97,914 square miles (9th largest)

Number of Counties

Twenty-three

Highest Point

Gannet Peak (13,804 feet)

Lowest Point

Belle Fourche River (3,100 feet)

Area Code

307 Statewide

Border States

Colorado (south)

Idaho (west)

Utah (west and south)

Montana (north and west)

South Dakota (east)

Nebraska (east)

Population

493,782 (50th in December 2000)

U. S. Senate

Mike Enzie

Craig Thomas

U. S. Congress

Barbara Cubin

Elected State Officials Dave Freudenthal, Governor
Joseph Meyer, Secretary of State
Max Maxfield, State Auditor
Cynthia Lummis, State Treasurer

 

Trent Blankenship, Superintendent of Public Instruction

OFFICIAL STATE SYMBOLS

WYOMING STATE FLAG

Designed by Verna Keyes

Adopted 31 January 1917

Wyoming State Flag
WYOMING STATE SEAL

Adopted 1893

Revised 1921

Wyoming State Seal

WYOMING STATE TRADEMARK

Bucking Horse

Designed by George Ostrom

Formally Adopted 1936

Bucking Horse - Wyoming State Trademark
WYOMING STATE FLOWER

Indian Paintbrush

(Castilleja linariaefolia)

Formally Adopted 31 January 1917

Indian Paintbrush - Wyoming State Flower
WYOMING STATE BIRD

Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

Adopted 5 February 1927

Western Meadowlark - Wyoming State Bird
WYOMING STATE MAMMAL

Bison

(Bison bison)

Adopted 23 February 1985

Bison - Wyoming State Mammal
WYOMING STATE TREE

Plains Cottonwood

(Populus sargentii)

Adopted 1 February 1947

Plains Cottonwood - Wyoming State Tree
WYOMING STATE GEMSTONE

Jade

(Nephrite)

Adopted 25 January 1967

Jade - Wyoming State Gemstone
WYOMING STATE FISH

Cutthroat Trout

(Salmo clarkii)

Adopted 18 February 1987

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cutthroat Trout - Wyoming State Fish
WYOMING STATE REPTILE

Horned Toad

(Douglassi brevirostre)

Adopted 18 February 1993

Horned Toad - Wyoming State Reptile
WYOMING STATE DINOSAUR

Triceratops

Adopted 18 March 1984

Triceratops - Wyoming State Dinosaur
WYOMING STATE FOSSIL

Knightia

Adopted 18 February 1987

Knightia - Wyoming State Fossil
WYOMING STATE SONG

"Wyoming"

Written by C. E. Winter & G. E. Knapp

Adopted 15 February 1955

"Wyoming" - Wyoming State Song
WYOMING STATE COIN

Sacajawea Golden Dollar Coin

Designed by Glenna Goodacre

Adopted 2004

Golden Dollar - Wyoming State Coin
WYOMING STATE SPORT

Rodeo

Formally Adopted 2003

Rodeo - Wyoming State Sport
WYOMING STATE LICENSE PLATE

Bucking Horse

Based on George Ostrom Design

Adopted 1936

Wyoming State License Plate

LINKS TO MORE WYOMING FACTS

Brief Wyoming Facts

Census Bureau Map

Facts and Historical Dates

Six Things You Don't Know About Wyoming

State Profile and Facts About Wyoming

Wyoming State Facts

Wyoming State Soil

Wyoming Economic Analysis

Wyoming Firsts and Chronology

Wyoming Zip Codes

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