Wyoming, View of Devils Tower, Wyominghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeff_Fennell_-_Devils_Tower_%28by%29.jpg
is a state in the Western region of the United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered by the Eastern Rocky Mountains whereas the eastern third by the prairie of the High Plains. Wyoming is 97,814 sq mi (253,348 sq km) in size. It measures 360 miles (581 km) from east to west and 280 miles (450 km) from north to south.
Wyoming is bordered by Montana to the north, South Dakota to the northeast, Nebraska to the southeast, Colorado to the south, Utah to the southwest and Idaho to the west. The highest point in the state is the 13,809-foot (4,210-meter) Gannett Peak.
Wyoming has a population of just over half a million people. It has the lowest population of any state in the United States. Its biggest city and capital is Cheyenne. Wyoming attained statehood on 10 July, 1890. It was the 44th state to be admitted in the Union. It is in the Mountain time zone (-7/-6 GMT). The abbreviation for Wyoming is WY.
Disappointment Peak, Wyominghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Disappointment_Peak_GTNP1.jpg
Great Fountain Geyser, Wyominghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Fountain_Geyser_Sunset.jpg
Travel to and around Wyoming
The busiest airport in Wyoming is the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). Located inside the Grand Teton National Park, it is one of only two airports in the United States to be located within a national park, the other being the Provincetown Municipal Airport in Massachusetts.
To properly and extensively explore Wyoming, you need to drive. The two main highways serving Wyoming are I-80 on the southern part of the state and I-25, which runs north-south from Montana to Colorado.
John Moulton Barn, Grand Teton National Park, Wyominghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barns_grand_tetons.jpg
Cities in Wyoming
- Cheyenne (58,000)
Capital and largest city in Wyoming.
- Buffalo (4,000)
Major producer of methane from coal bed extraction.
- Casper (54,000)
Second largest city in Wyoming.
- Gillette (29,000)
City that produces coal, oil and coal bed methane gas.
- Jackson (8,600)
Town in Jackson Hole valley, Teton County.
- Laramie (27,000)
County seat of Albany County.
- Rawlins (8,500)
City in Carbon County.
- Rock Springs (19,000)
Former coal mining town in Sweetwater County.
- Sheridan (16,000)
County seat of Sheridan County.
Places of Interest in Wyoming
- Bighorn Mountains
- Jackson Hole
- Opal Pool
National Parks of Wyoming
World Heritage Sites in Wyoming
National Monuments in Wyoming
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