The Equality State, otherwise known as Wyoming
, is a western state in the United States. This state has an area of 97,813 square miles (253,334 square kilometers) and an estimated population of 581,381 in 2022. The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne, and it is bordered to the north and northwest by Montana, to the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, to the south by Colorado, to the southwest by Utah, and to the west by Idaho.
Wyoming contains part of the Great Plains and the Black Hills, and its ranges of the Rocky Mountains include the Bighorn, Tetons, and Wind River. Gannett Peak, which stands at 13,804 feet (4,207 meters), is the highest point of Wyoming. The Continental Divide runs through the state northwest to southeast. Most of its rivers flow eastwards and into the Missouri-Mississippi system. Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park is the largest lake in Wyoming.
Wyoming was admitted to the Union as the 44th state on July
10, 1890. Its state motto is “Equal Rights”, and its state bird is the western meadowlark. The state flower is the Indian paintbrush, and its state song is “Wyoming”. Representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is 1 out of 435. The time zone for Wyoming is Mountain (GMT − 7 hours).
- Laramie County Community College - community college located in Cheyenne, offering a wide range of academic programs and services
- Visit Cheyenne, Wyoming - promotes tourism and provides information on attractions in Cheyenne
- City of Cheyenne - official website of the city of Cheyenne, providing municipal information and services
- Wyoming State Museum - promotes the understanding and exploration of Wyoming's rich history, with a variety of exhibits and programs
- Cheyenne Little Theatre - community theatre in Cheyenne that presents a variety of shows and events
- Cheyenne Stampede - junior A hockey team from Cheyenne, part of the Western States Hockey League
- Cheyenne Botanic Gardens - public botanic gardens in Cheyenne featuring a variety of plant collections and specialty gardens