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Wyoming is known as "Big Wyoming" or "Big Wonderful Wyoming" or "Wonderful Wyoming".  All three are phrases used to promote Wyoming.  The "Big" comes from the fact that Wyoming is the 10th larges US state in area.

Who is the governor of Wyoming?

Matthew Hansen "Matt" Mead is the governor of Wyoming as ofDecember 2016. He assumed office on January 3, 2011. Due to termlimits, Matt Mead's tenure as Wyoming's governor will end inJanuary of 2019. Matthew "Matt" Mead is the current governor of Wyoming. He waselected in 2010 and reelected in 2014. (MORE)

How did Wyoming get its nickname?

Wyoming's official nickname is "The Equality State". The nickname was chosen because Wyoming was the first US state to give women the right to vote and hold public office. The nickname for Wyoming is The Equality State (the state motto is also Equal Rights ). Wyoming was the first state to gra (MORE)

What is the population of Wyoming?

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Wyoming is 563,626. See the Related Links below for a breakdown of Wyoming's population.

Who founded Wyoming?

No one person is credited with founding Wyoming. The federalgovernment established the Wyoming Territory on July 25, 1868. TheUnited States admitted Wyoming into the Union as the 44th state onJuly 10, 1890.

What is the origin of Wyoming?

The name, Wyoming, was made famous by the 1809 poem Gertrude ofWyoming by Thomas Campbell. It derives from the Munsee name xwé:wamənk , meaning "atthe big river flat", originally applied to the Wyoming Valley inPennsylvania.

When was Wyoming found?

The state of Wyoming was founded on June 10, 1890. The statecapitol is the city of Cheyenne and the state nickname is theEquality State.

Pelicans in Wyoming?

Yes, Wyoming does have Pelicans. The White Pelican can be found usually near Jackson Hole or Yellowstone National Park. But I have seen them in eastern Wyoming, also.

Did Wyoming have a big part in the suffrage movement?

No the movement began in New England as do many if not all social reformation movments in the US. Wyoming accepted this revolutionary concept and placed it into their territorial constitution. It became the blueprint for what could and should be adapted as the new standard of US Constitutional Law. (MORE)

What is Wyoming?

Wyoming is a state in the United States that's located in the westand has large area. It has the smallest population of all thestates.

How was Wyoming founded?

Wyoming was acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchasein 1803. John Coulter was the first white man to enter the regionin 1807.

What are facts about Wyoming?

The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Wyoming was admitted to the Union as a state on July 10, 1890. Wyoming's nickname is "Equality State."

How big is the state of Wyoming?

The population in Wyoming as of July1, 2015 was 586,107 per the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on total areaWyoming is the tenth largest U.S. state with total area of 97,813square miles which includes 97,093 square miles of land.

Does Wyoming have deserts?

Wyoming has one desert, the Red Desert, a high altitude desert and sagebrush steppe located in south central Wyoming.

What is Wyoming like?

Wyoming is a diverse state. Most of the eastern side is 'High Plains' - a high elevation prairie region. The western side side has mountain ranges and rangelands. Wyoming is the least populated state. There are numerous national parks and recreational areas, as well as historic trails and sites. Agr (MORE)

Where is Wyoming?

Cheyenne Wyoming: ( capital city ) latitude 41º 08' N, longitude104º 49' W Wyoming is next to South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Wyoming is located in the western United States.

Who established Wyoming?

Wyoming Territory was created by an act of Congress on July 25, 1868. Wyoming became a US state by an act of Congress which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison on July 10, 1890.

What is there to do in Wyoming?

hunting and fishing hiking, golf, kayaking, rodeos, skiing, whitewater rafting Visit Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, and many other places!

How big is Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming?

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming encompasses 310,000 acres of wilderness and beautiful mountain scenery. The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is an 82 mile long parkway between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park which include approximately 24,000 acres.

What are Wyomings employments?

There are many types of employment in Wyoming including the following: agriculture: ranching and farming coal mines and other mining oil drilling and production tourism related jobs health care education retail food and dining manufacturing sales recreation media computer (MORE)

Is Rawlins Wyoming a big city?

According to the 2010 US Census, the population of Rawlins, Wyoming is 9,259. So no, Rawlins, Wyoming is not a big city.

Are there blizzards in Wyoming?

Blizzards are relatively common across the entire state, and can drop very heavy snowfall through the mountains and up toward the Black Hills in the northeast. Elsewhere it is not so much the amount of snow, but the strong winds that can really create dangerous conditions. Furthermore, due to its co (MORE)

How did Wyoming get its nickname ''the Equality State''?

The official state nickname of Wyoming is "The Equality State". \nThe Wyoming Territory (and later State) was one of the first places in \nthe world to give women the vote. It was also the first State to elect a\nfemale Governor, with Nellie Taylor Ross being elected in 1924.

Who is the President of Wyoming?

As of July, 2014, the President of Wyoming is the President of theUnited States, currently Barack Obama . The Governor of Wyoming is Matt Mead . No Presidents of the United States have been born in Wyoming.

How did the state of Wyoming get its state nickname?

The official state nickname of Wyoming is "The Equality State". The Wyoming Territory (and later State) was one of the first places in the world to give women the vote. It was also the first State to elect a female Governor, with Nellie Taylor Ross being elected in 1924. Wyoming is also known (MORE)

When does it snow in Wyoming?

Very seldom now days! Only the western and southern mountains get any significant snowfall over the course of the year. Seems to rain more than it snows in the rest of the state. This almost never happened years ago.

Are there volcanoes in Wyoming?

Yes, there are volcanoes in Wyoming, in the United States. The mostpopular ones are the volcanoes found in Yellowstone Park.

How does Wyoming get their money?

The State of Wyoming gets much of its money from state sales and use taxes and from licenses and fees. The people of Wyoming get their money in many ways including oil and coal mining, ranching, and tourism.

What is Wyoming jade?

Nephrite jade (also known as "Wyoming Jade"), the Wyoming State Gemstone, was first described in the Granite Mountains area of central Wyoming in 1936.

What are the dimensions of Wyoming?

276 x 365 miles. The total area of the state is 97,809 square miles. Since the state is shaped like a rectangle, the length of its north to south border is 276 miles. The length of its east to west border at the south end is 365 miles and at the north end is 342 miles.

What is the Wyoming incident?

It was when ABDC season 4 aired, one of the worst seasons in the series. I would advise you not to watch it, side effects of watching it can lead to hallucinations and vomitting. You have been warned!

What does Wyoming mine?

Wyoming leads the nation in coal mining providing nearly 40 per cent of the nation's coal supply. Other products mined in Wyoming include: Oil and Natural Gas Uranium Trona and Soda Ash: Wyoming is the largest producer of Soda Ash in the world. Bentonite Gold Rare Elements

Is Wyoming a small or big state?

Based on total area Wyoming is the tenth largest U.S. state withtotal area of 97,813 square miles. Based on population Wyoming isthe smallest U.S. state with estimated population of 586,107 as ofJuly 1, 2015 per the U.S. Census Bureau.

What is next to Wyoming?

Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by SouthDakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest byUtah, and on the west by Idaho.

What is the width of Wyoming?

The distance across Wyoming fromeast to west is 280 miles. The distance across Wyoming from northto south is 372.8 miles.

What river in Wyoming?

The major rivers in Wyoming are theBighorn River, Green River, Belle Fourche River, Powder River, andNorth Platte River.