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 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
Official State Web Site - www.wyo.gov
United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)