Wyoming, United States

Wyoming, United States

Country USA
Capital city Cheyenne
Area 253,345 km²
Population 576,850 people (2020)
2.28 people/km²
Counties 23
Governor Mark Gordon
(Republican Party)
Time zone UTC-7:00 / -6:00
ZIP code WY
ISO 3166-2 US-WY
Official site wyoming.gov

Wyoming (in English: Wyoming) is the least populated state in the USA with the capital Cheyenne. The population of the state is 586,107 (2015).

The Bison Hunter

As soon as the snow melts on the roads that lead to Yellowstone National Park, tourists start to appear in the quiet town of Cody. Visitors shop at the Western Stores in Old Downtown (historic downtown), book rafting trips and sign up for riding lessons. Some of them know that the name of the settlement is due to William Frederick Cody, who became famous with the nickname Buffalo Bill (Bison Bill). The famous shooter was born in 1846 in Scott County, Iowa. At the age of 14, he began working as a postman rider for the newly founded Pony Express Post Office. During the Civil War he served as a scout in the Union Army, then became a meat supplier for the Kansas Pacific Railroad Company. He boasts that he killed 4,000 bison in just 18 months to supply meat to the workers building the railroad. This is what earned him the nickname Buffalo Bill. During the Indian Wars between 1868 and 1872, he again served as a scout in the US Army. Received a cavalry officer rank in 1876, when the Americans fought against the Sioux.

Buffalo Bill later became a star in Indian plays and Wild West skits , usually playing himself. Since 1883, for 20 years, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show has entertained the United States and Europe. Other stars of the program were the red chief Sitting Bull, Gabrielle Dumont, adjutant-general in the Provisional Government of the Canadian Métis, and Annie Oakley, an outstanding female archer. In 1901, Buffalo Bill opened a riding school on his estate in Wyoming. He died in 1917.

The Buffalo Bill History Center in Cody is considered the most interesting museum in Wyoming. Here are collected relics left by the legendary hero of the Wild West, paintings and sculptures of the performers of the main roles in the westerns, a large collection of American firearms and Native American weapons, as well as everyday objects and clothes from the era of Buffalo Bill.


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

  • Highest peak: Gannet – 4207 m
  • Lowest point: Belle Fourche river valley – 953 m

Wyoming’s most fertile soils are found in the Great Plains, which occupy the eastern part of the state. The landscape is reminiscent of the Prealps, and the highest peaks reach a height of about 2000 m


  • Green River
  • Gillette
  • Evanston
  • Casper
  • Cody
  • Rock Springs
  • Cheyenne


Wyoming consists of 23 counties:

  • Big Horn
  • Goshen
  • Johnson
  • Carbon
  • Campbell
  • Crook
  • Converse
  • Laramie
  • Lincoln
  • Natrona
  • Niobrara
  • Albany
  • Park
  • Cloth
  • Sweetwater
  • Sublet
  • Titon
  • Weston
  • Washakie
  • Fremont
  • Hot Springs
  • Sheridan
  • Yuinta

Transport and Roads

Interstate 80 runs through Wyoming.

Interesting facts

  1. Original artist Jackson Pollack (1912 – 1956) was born in Cody. Pollack is a representative of abstract expressionism and is considered one of the founders of the action painting style
  2. In the northeastern part of the state is the Devil’s Tower with a height of 386 m. At the beginning of the colonial era, this monolith of volcanic origin served as an observation post. Today it is declared a natural monument.
  3. South of Yellowstone National Park is Grand Teton National Park . Here, hikers can enjoy magnificent views from Signal Mountain, hike around Jackson Lake, and gaze at Hidden Falls.
  4. The state’s largest city and capital is Cheyenne, with a population of 56,000. The main architectural landmark of the city is the State Capitol, over which rises a golden dome in the neoclassical style.


Country USA
State Wyoming
District Laramie
Area 57.9 km²
Highness height 1848 m
Population 59,466 people (2010)
1027 people/km²
Founding July 4, 1867
ZIP code 82001–82010, 82001, 82002, 82003, 82008, 82010
Telephone code 307
Official site www.cheyennecity.org

Cheyenne in 1882.

State Government Building

Cheyenne (in English: Cheyenne) is the capital and largest city of the state of Wyoming. The population of the city was 59,466 people in 2010.


Cheyenne, like most of Wyoming, has a semi-desert climate.

Average monthly temperatures for Cheyenne
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highest temperatures on record 19 °C 21 °C 23 °C 28 °C 32 °C 37 °C 37 °C 35 °C 35 °C 28 °C 23 °C 20 °C
Normal high temperatures 3 °C 5 °C 8 °C 12 °C 18 °C 24 °C 28 °C 26 °C 21 °C 14 °C 7 °C 3 °C
Normal low temperatures -9 °C -8 °C -6 °C -2 °C 3 °C 9 °C 12 °C 11 °C 6 °C 1 °C -6 °C -9 °C
Lowest recorded temperatures -34 °C -37 °C -30 °C -22 °C -10 °C -4 °C 2 °C 2 °C -13 °C -18 °C -29 °C -33 °C
Precipitation 11 mm 11 mm 27 mm 39 mm 62 mm 53 mm 57 mm 46 mm 36 mm 19 mm 16 mm 14 mm


Cheyenne’s coordinates are 41° 8′ 44″ N and 104° 48′ 7″ W. Located near the southeastern corner of the state, Cheyenne is one of the few capital cities not located in or near the center of the state (along with cities such as Carson City, Nevada and Juneau, Alaska).

The city has an area of ​​54.9 km², with 54.7 km² of the total area being land and 0.2 km² (or 0.38%) being water.


In 2000, Cheyenne had a population of 53,011, with 22,324 families in the city, 14,175 of whom lived in the city itself. Cheyenne had a population of 81,607, making it the most populous city in Wyoming. The density was 969.6 d/km². The racial makeup was 88.11% White, 2.78% African American, 0.81% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 4.44% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. 12.54% of the population was Hispanic.

Population history

  • 1890 – 11,690
  • 1900 – 14,087
  • 1910 – 11,320
  • 1960 – 43,505
  • 1970 – 41,254
  • 1980 – 47,283
  • 1990 – 50,008
  • 2000 – 53,011


Cheyenne was founded on July 4, 1867. On that day, a detachment of soldiers under the leadership of General Grenville Dodge built a camp on this site for the future railroad builders. Dodge named the city after the Cheyenne Indian tribe.

Twin Cities

Cheyenne’s sister cities are:

  • In the US:
    • Lompoc, California
    • Bismarck, North Dakota
    • Waimea, Hawaii
  • Taichung, Taiwan
  • Lourdes, France
  • Hammam Souse, Tunisia

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