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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Cheyenne // state code ISO: WY ; FIPS: US56
    surface: 251501 = 97106 sq.mi // rank in USA: 9 // location: Northeastern Mountain State
    climate: semi-desert conditions throughout
    entered USA as 44th state on: 1890-07-10
    administrative division: 23 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 493,782
    population density 2000: 2 per = 5 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 8,9%
    main ethnic groups: white 92,1%; black 0,8%; Asian 0,6%; Native American/Nat. AK 2,3%; other 4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: wheat, beans, barley, oats, oats, sugar beets, hay
    livestock (1000s): cattle: 1600 / pigs: 108 / poultry: 17 (excl. broilers) / sheep: 530
    timber/lumber: ponderosa & lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce
    chief industries: mineral extraction, oil, natural gas, tourism & recreation, agriculture
    chief industrial products: refined petroleum, wood, stone, clay products, foods, electronic devices
    chief mining products: soda ash, clays, helium, portland cement, crushed stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Gannett Pk 4207 m = 13804 m
    other mountains: Grand teton 4197, Fremont Pk 4185, Downs Mt 4069, Wind River Pk 4021
    lowest point in the state: ca. 1250 m near Torrington where the North Platte river leaves the state
    lakes: Yellowstone Lake, Jackson Lake
    artificial lakes: Flamingo Gorge Res., Pathfinder Res., Glendo Res., Keyhole Res., Boysen Res.
    rivers: North Platte, Bighorn, Cheyenne, Belle Forche, Green, Snake, Powder
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Equality State, Cowboy State
    motto: Equal rights
    song: Wyoming
    flower: Indian Paintbrush // bird: Western Meadowlark // tree: Plains Cottonwood
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.06 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer