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Did you know that the state of Wyoming is situated in the mountainous region of Western America? Did you know that there are 23 counties in the U.S. state of Wyoming? Did you know that Wyoming is the 44th state of the U.S. constitution? Read our facts sheet to discover new facts and learn interesting information and trivia about Wyoming - enjoy watching the free fun and entertaining fun facts video about each of the U.S. States - great for students of all ages and ideal for homework help

Fun Fact 1: The name Wyoming is believed to have originated from the native Dakota word "mscheweamiing" which means "large plains"

Fun Fact 2: The state flag is a field of blue, it has a red border and white border and an image centrally located. The colors are significant, the blue represents loyalty and justice, the white represents purity and honesty, the color red represents the Native Americans and blood of pioneers who battled. The image on the flag is the outline of an American Bison - found throughout Wyoming within it is displayed the state seal. The current flag was officially adopted on January 31, 1917

Fun Fact 3: The Capital city of Wyoming is Cheyenne; the city is situated in Laramie County. Cheyenne is the most populous city in the state of Wyoming, but it is one of the least centrally located capitals cities in the U.S.

Fun Fact 4: The area of the State of Wyoming covers 253,348 square kilometers or 97,814 square miles

Fun Fact 5: There are six states that border Wyoming they are; Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Utah

Fun Fact 6: The Wyoming state nickname is "The Equality State". The nickname was chosen in recognition of the women's rights achievements the state has accomplished - they were the first U.S. state to allow women the right to vote and hold position public office

Fun Fact 7: The official State Song is called "Wyoming" it was written by Charles E. Winter and set to music composed by G. E. Knapp; it became the official state song in 1955

Fun Fact 8: The three largest cities in Wyoming are Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie

Fun Fact 9: The Wyoming State Motto is "Equal Rights"

Fun Fact 10: A brief history of Wyoming - the territory was acquired by the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803; the name for the territory was adopted by 1865. Wyoming became the first territory to grant suffrage to women (allowed them the right to vote) and led the way to equally incorporate women into politics. The Union Pacific Railroad was established in 1868. Wyoming became the 44th State to be admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890

Fun Fact 11: The abbreviation letters for the state of Wyoming are - Wyo. The Postal Code abbreviation is - WY

Fun Fact 12: WY state symbols include; WY mammal symbol - the Bison. WY state bird symbol - the Meadowlark. WY state flower symbol - the Indian Paintbrush. WY state reptile symbol - the Horned Toad. WY State tree - the Plains Cottonwood

Fun Fact 13: Jackson Hole is the name of a valley that is situated near the western borders to Idaho. Jackson Hole was originally called Jackson's Hole, the valley is said to be named after fur-trapper David Edward "Davey" Jackson. The term "Hole" was coined by early trappers it is a descriptive word to describe the sense of entering the mountainous valleys. Today, Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a popular tourist destination; the mountains offer many adventures and opportunities to explore

Fun Fact 14: The first ever U.S. national monument was designated in Wyoming! The 26th president of America, Theodore Roosevelt, declared the natural rock formation Devils Tower as the first U.S. national monument on September 24, 1906

Fun Fact 15: The US Department of Commerce Census Bureau states that the Population of Wyoming in 2012 was an estimated 576,412 (Wyoming is the least populated of all the U.S. States) the figure compares to a population of 92,531 filed on census from the year 1900

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