Wyoming is situated in the mountain area of the Western part of the United States of America with the postal abbreviation WY. The state is surrounded by Nebraska and South Dakota in the east, Idaho in the west, Montana in the north, Colorado in the south and Utah in the southwest. Wyoming is the least crowded, the 10th most wide-ranging and the second least thickly populated state among the 50 states of the country.
The two thirds of the western part of Wyoming are covered typically with the range lands and peak ranges in the foothills of the rock-strewn mountains of the eastern part, whereas the eastern third of Wyoming is the high altitude prairie, called the High Plains.
In the Wyoming state, the Great Plains meet the rock-strewn peaks. Wyoming is a great highland, broken by several peak ranges. Surface altitudes vary from the apex of the Gannett Mountain in the Wind River Peak Range, at a height of 4,207 meters, to the Belle Fourche River gorge in the northeast bend of the state, at a height of 952 meters.
Wyoming was the 44th state admitted to the union on the 10th of July 1890. The total land area of Wyoming is 97,812 square miles, which offers the state a rank of 10 out of the available 50 states in the country. In addition, water surface occupies 724 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 23 counties in Wyoming among which the Sublette County and the Teton County were the most recent counties formed in the state, in the year 1921.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Wyoming was 493,782. Among the counties of the Wyoming State, the most populous county is the Laramie County with the population of 91,738, and the Niobrara County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 2,484.
As of 2010, there are three State Electoral Votes in Wyoming. The State Quarter issue Date of Wyoming is September 4, 2007. The state motto of Wyoming is “Equal rights“.
Equality State is the nickname of the state of Wyoming. The name of the state bird of Wyoming is the Western Meadowlark. Cottonwood is the state tree of Wyoming, and the Indian paintbrush is the state flower. Cheyenne is the state capital of Wyoming. The Cheyenne City is the biggest of all cities in Wyoming by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The Casper City is the oldest city in Wyoming. The Wyoming State is served by a single area code, such as 307.