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State Facts

Full Name

State of Wyoming

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

July 10, 1890 (44th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

493,782 (50th)

Land Area (Rank)

97,100 square miles; 251,489 square kilometers (9th)

Capital

Cheyenne

Postal Abbreviation

WY

State Nickname

Equality State

Motto

Equal rights

Song

“Wyoming” (music by G. E. Knapp, words by C. E. Winter)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Indian paintbrush
  • Tree: Plains cottonwood
  • Bird: Western meadowlark
  • Gem: Jade
  • Mammal: Bison
  • Dinosaur: Triceratops
  • Reptile: Horned toad

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • sugar beets,
    • sheep,
    • hay,
    • wheat
  • Industry:
    • Mining,
    • chemical products,
    • lumber and wood products,
    • printing and publishing,
    • machinery,
    • tourism