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WYOMING  
CHEYENNE  
AREA (land) 97,100 sq miles (water) 714 sq miles (TOTAL) 97,814 sq miles
CAPITAL Cheyenne
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: May 19, 1869 , Entered Union (rank): July 10, 1890 (44) , Present constitution adopted: 1890
LOCATION 41.145N, 104.792W
MEAN ELEVATION (average) 6,711 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Gannett Peak; 13,804 feet, 5th
LOWEST POINT Belle Fourche River; 3,099 feet, 49th
COUNTIES 23
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 58 miles to the east-northeast of Lander, in Fremont County
STATE FOSSIL Knightia (1987)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE horned toad (1993)
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE jade (1967)
STATE FLAG A bison on a blue field bordered in white and red. The state seal branded on the bison. The woman represents the state motto "Equal Rights" and the two men represent cattle ranchers and miners. The words "Livestock", "Mines", "Grains" and "Oil" represent Wyoming's wealth. The eagle and shield show support for the United States. The dates 1869 and 1890 tell when Wyoming organized as a territory of the United States and when it became a state
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Where Men Are Men (And The Sheep Are Scared)
STATE MOTTO Equal rights
STATE SONG Wyoming
STATE TREE Cottonwood Populus sargentii
STATE BIRD Western Meadowlark
STATE ANIMAL Bison (Mammal)
STATE FISH cutthroat trout (1987)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Equality State
STATE FLOWER Indian Paintbrush Castilleja linariaefolia
BORDERING STATES Colorado Idaho Montana Nebraska South Dakota Utah

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