Wyoming State Facts and Symbols

Wyoming became the 44th state in 1890 and is the 50th largest state by population with about 570,000 residents. It is also the 9th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 97,814 square miles.

The name Wyoming can be traced to a contraction of a Native American word, "mecheweamiing" translated as "at the big plains."

Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state song and views of the Wyoming State Quarter.

Wyoming State Flag

Wyoming State Flag

Wyoming State Facts

Wyoming State Capital - Cheyenne

State Nickname - Wyoming has 3 nicknames:
The Big Wyoming, The Equality State and The Cowboy State

State Motto - "Equal Rights"

State Flower - Indian Paintbrush

State Tree - Cottonwood

State Bird - Meadowlark

State Butterfly - Sheridan's Green Hairstreak

State Fish - Cutthroat Trout

State Reptile - Horned Toad

State Mammal - Bison

State Fossil - Knightia

State Dinosaur - Triceratops

State Gemstone - Jade

State Grass - Western Wheatgrass

State Sport - Rodeo

State Coin - Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin

Wyoming State Map:

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Wyoming State Map

Wyoming State Quarter

Wyoming State Quarter - FrontWyoming State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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