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Joey Dille's Wonderful Wyoming Fact Page

State Symbols
The state bird is the Meadowlark
The state flower is the Indian Paintbrush
The state tree is the Cottonwood
The state dinosaur is the Triceratops
The state motto is "equal rights"
Wyoming Official Symbols
Meadowlark
Indian
Paintbrush
Cottonwood
Triceratops

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Region and Borders

Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana.
Wyoming is bordered on the south by Utah and Colorado.
Wyoming is bordered on the east by Idaho,Utah and Montana.
Wyoming is bordered on the west by South Dakota and Nebraska.
Wyoming is located in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The capital city of Wyoming is Cheyenne.


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Statehood History

Wyoming became a state in the year 1890.
It is the 44th state.

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Name History

The name "Wyoming" means alternating plains and mountains.
It comes from two indian words.
Wyoming's nickname is the "Equality State" because Wyoming women were the first to vote,serve on juries and work in a business like a lawyer.

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Population

Wyoming's population is 476,000 people.
The populations of the five largest cities in Wyoming are:
  1. Cheyenne with 55,608 people
  2. Casper with 49,664 people
  3. Laramie with 26,687 people
  4. Gillette with 23,000 people
  5. Rock Springs with 19,408 people

Wyoming ranks last in population among the states.

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Physical Features

Wyoming has 6 main land regions and they are listed below.
Yellowstone country,
Grand Teton country,
Jackson Hole-Jim Bridger country,
Devil's Tower-Buffalo Bill country,
Oregon Trail-Rendezvous country,
and Medicine Bow-Flaming George country.

The highest point in Wyoming is Gannett peak at 13,804 feet above sea level.
The lowest point in Wyoming is the Belle Fourche River at 3,099 feet above sea level.

The area of Wyoming is 97,818 square miles.

Wyoming ranks 9th in size among the states.

A famous landmark is Devil's tower national monument.

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MAP OF WYOMING


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Economy

Agriculture:
Beef cattle,
sugar beets,
sheep,
hay,
and wheat.

Manufacturing:
Chemicals,
petroleum products,
chemical products,
lumber and wood products,
printing and publishing products,
and machinery.

Mining:
Petroleum,
coal,
and natural gas.

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Natural Resources

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Climate

January:
high=37.7 degrees F
low=15.2 degrees F

July:
high=82.2 degrees F
low=54.6 degrees F
The average yearly precipitation is 14.8 inches per year.

Current weather in Casper Wyoming

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Written by Joey Dille for Mrs. Kling's 4th grade state report



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