State of Wyoming

Wyoming Geostatistics

  • Land area:
    (land)97,100 sq. miles
    (water) 714 sq. miles
    (TOTAL) 97,814 sq. miles
  • Land area: (all states)
  • Horizontal Width: 364 miles
  • Vertical Length: 277 miles Note: Maximum lengths and widths are point to point, straight line measurements from the Mercator map projection and will vary some uses of other map projections
  • Border States: (6) Utah, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado
  • Counties: (23) map
  • County: (largest in population) Laramie, 81,607
  • Geographic Center: 58 miles east – northeast of Lander, in Fremont County
  • Highest Point: Gannett Peak, 13,804 feet.
  • Lowest Point: Along the Belle Fourche River near the South Dakota border (3,099 ft.)
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Average Elevation: 6,711 ft.

Wyoming Lat / long


  • Latitude/Longitude: (Absolute Locations)
    Cheyenne: (capital) 41º 08′ N, 104º 49′ W
    Cody: 44º 31′ N, 109º 03′ W
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Wyoming is positioned in both the northern and western hemispheres. Located in the west-central region (or Mountain States) of the United States of America, part of North America – Wyoming is bordered by the states of Utah, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado.

Wyoming is a state in the western United States. Area 253.6 thousand km 2. Population 503.8 thousand people (2004). The administrative center is the city of Cheyenne. See counties in Wyoming.

Wyoming borders Montana to the north, Utah and Colorado to the south, Nebraska and South Dakota to the east, and Idaho to the west.

In the west – the Rocky Mountains (the highest point – the city of Gannet Peak), in the east – the plains that are part of the Great Plains. In the southwest are the plains of the Wyoming Plateau. Forests. In the mountains there are valuable species of trees (twisted broad-coniferous pine, Douglas, aspen poplar). Main rivers: Yellowstone, Green River, Snake.

The climate is sharply continental. Cool dry weather.

Extractive industry (oil, coal, natural gas, uranium). The largest deposits of natural soda are thrones. The most developed animal husbandry: cattle, sheep (“cowboy state”). Agricultural products (livestock, wool, sugar). Tourism is developed.

  • AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of Wyoming, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in Wyoming.

Human traces found in Wyoming date back to the 7th millennium BC. e. Numerous Indian tribes that lived here were engaged in bison hunting. In 1743, Europeans landed on the territory of modern Wyoming for the first time – the Frenchmen F. Francois and L. Verendry. The territory of the modern state was ceded to France and, along with other lands, was part of the Louisiana colony. Louisiana purchased by the United States in 1803 France and Wyoming as part of it. Since 1820, hunters and fur traders began to master Wyoming. Fort Laramie was founded (named after the French explorer J. Laramie). The American fur trader and famous pioneer J. Bridger founded Fort Bridger on the Oregon Trail. The forts became important points on the way of settlers to the West Coast. The Oregon, Mormon, California trails passed through the lands of Wyoming. Beaver skins became the main trade item. By the beginning of the 1840s, the beaver was practically destroyed. Before the start of the Civil Wartravelers were relatively safe. In the 1860s there were wars with the Indians (Fetterman Massacre, 1866, Fight at the Wagon Camp, 1867). In 1868, the Wyoming Territory was created, which included the Dakota, Utah, Oregon, and Idaho territories. In 1869, for the first time, territorial authorities granted women the right to vote. Further development of Wyoming and the emergence of cities is associated with the construction of the Union-Pacific railroad (traffic was opened in 1869), which is still in operation. In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state of the United States.

In agriculture, cattle breeding has received significant development. In the 1880s, oil production began in the state, in 1918 a uranium deposit was discovered, which has been mined since the 1950s, and coal mining intensified in the 1970s. The extractive industry remains one of the leading industries in the late 20th and early 21st century. Animal husbandry plays a major role in modern agriculture.

Among the attractions: the oldest in the world and the largest in the country, Yellowstone National Park (founded in 1872), Grand Teton National Park. Numerous resorts (including ski resorts): Jackson Hole, Centennial, Saratoga. Throughout the summer, numerous rodeos are held in the cities of Wyoming (the largest is Frontier Day – Frontier Day – at the end of July).

State of Wyoming