Explore this Wyoming map to learn about the forty-fourth state of the US. Learn about Wyoming’s location in the United States, official symbol, seal, flag, geography, climate, area/zip codes, time zones, etc. Check out Wyoming’s history, major cities, hiking, cycling, backpacking trails, the capital city’s location, national parks, facts and trivia, Top 10 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), and many more.
The US State of Wyoming is the 44th state in the United States. On July 10, 1890, it was admitted to the Union, and Wyoming achieved statehood. The State of Wyoming’s official nickname is “Equality State.” Its other nicknames are Cowboy State and Big Wyoming.
Cheyenne is the capital, the largest city, and the most extensive metro/urban area of Wyoming. The official language in Wyoming is English. In the US, Wyoming is the 50th most populous state.
On January 31, 1917, the bison flag of Wyoming was adopted after the state flag bill was signed into law by Governor Robert D. Carey. Wyoming Flag features:
- A blue background color bordered by white and red colors.
- The blue color represents:
- The skies and distant mountains. It represents justice, fidelity, and virility.
- The red color represents:
- The Native Americans
- Blood of pioneers
- White color represents:
- Purity and uprightness
- The blue color represents:
- Silhouette image of a bison, which means the local fauna.
- A seal on the silhouette bison image is there. It suggests the branding livestock custom.
Wyoming’s official symbol or emblem is The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. In 1893, the second legislature adopted this seal. The sixteenth legislature revised the design in 1921.
This seal features two dates, 1869 and 1890. They commemorate:
- 1869: The Territorial government’s organization
- 1890: Admission of Wyoming to the Union
The central image is a draped female figure holding a staff with a banner with the words of the state motto, “Equal Rights”, which symbolizes the equal rights of women in the state as men. Two male figurines are on two sides of the central female figurine. While one represents a miner, the other represents a livestock worker. Below the female figure, an image of an eagle can be seen holding a banner with the number 44 written on a five-pointed star. Lamps can be seen resting on top of the pillars. A scroll encircles two posts, where the names of the four major industries: Livestock, Grain, Mines, and Oil. Learn more about Wyoming State Symbols.
The State of Wyoming is spread in Western USA’s Mountain West subregion. It shares its border with:
- Montana (in the north and northwest)
- South Dakota (in the east)
- Nebraska (in the east)
- Utah (in the southwest)
- Colorado (in the south)
- Idaho (in the west)
Wyoming’s precise location (Latitude and Longitude) is 41°N to 45°N Latitude and 104°3’W to 111°3’W Longitude. Check this Wyoming Latitude and Longitude Map for more information.
Wyoming Time Zones
In Wyoming, the primary time zone is UTC−07:00 (Mountain). This state’s summer (DST) time zone is UTC−06:00 (MDT).
The total area of Wyoming is 97,813 sq mi (253,335 sq km). Out of which 97,093 sq mi (251,470 sq km) is land area and 720 sq mi (1,864 sq km) is water area. It is one of the smallest US states in terms of size. Wyoming has three major landforms or terrains: the Intermontane Basins, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountains.
At 13,804 feet (4207.5 m), the Wind River Range’s Gannett Peak is the highest elevation point. The state’s lowest point is the Belle Fourche River, at 3,099 feet (944.6 m) above sea level. Bighorn River, North Platte River, Powder River, Belle Fourche River, and Green River are some major rivers in Wyoming. The state’s major lakes are Yellowstone Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Boysen Reservoir, Bighorn Lake, Glendo Reservoir, etc. Check this Wyoming Topographic Map to learn more.
Learn more about the location of mountain peaks, rivers, lakes, state boundaries, the state capital, neighboring states, ocean, and from this Physical Map of Wyoming.
The climatic condition in Wyoming is characterized as semi-arid and continental. The climate here is drier, windier, and with greater temperature extremes than most US states. The annual precipitation level remains within 10 inches (250 mm).
During July, the average high temperature in most parts of Wyoming ranges from 80 °F (27 °C) to 90 °F (32 °C). In locations above 9,000 feet (2,700 m), the average temperature hovers around 70 °F (21 °C). The average night temperature in summer ranges between 50 °F (10 °C) and 60 °F (16 °C).
Traces of the first inhabitants in the Wyoming area date back to 12,000 years ago. The major Native American tribes living here for thousands of years were:
- Gros Ventre
- Nez Perce
- Sheep Eater
- Ute tribes
The earliest European explorers in the Wyoming region were John Colter, who reached the Rocky Mountains in 1807. The world’s first national park was Yellowstone, which was set aside for everyone back in 1872. At that time, this place in the Rocky Mountains was called “Colter’s Hell.”
Famous mountain men like Jedediah Smith, Davey Jackson, Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson set up the early settlement in Wyoming. Southeastern Wyoming’s Ft. Laramie became a hotspot for weary emigrants and gold seekers. This place was already an essential western military post. Many battles took place between the Native American Indians and the US Cavalry. In 1866, one of the classic army ambushes was led by Crazy Horse and Red Cloud, which led to the killing of all 81 “blue coats.”
On July 10, 1890, Wyoming became a state of the Union. The same year, it became a top place for the open range cattle industry.
Wyoming has 23 counties. Sweetwater County is the largest, and Hot Springs County is the smallest county. Check the Wyoming County Map to learn more about the location and boundaries of different counties in the state.
Wyoming Area Codes
The area codes in Wyoming are:
The Wyoming Area Codes Map will help you locate any area code you are searching for. You can also use it to learn about the area code boundary, county and state boundaries, and state capital.
Wyoming Zip Codes
There are 177 active zip codes in Wyoming as of 2022. The zip codes best for you to live in the state are 82070, 82072, 83001, 82801, 82001, etc. You can locate the location of a particular zip code, boundary, state boundary, and state capital with the help of the Wyoming Zip Codes Map.
Wyoming Major Cities
Learn about Wyoming’s significant places from this map of cities. You can know the exact location of the state capital, other cities, state boundaries, neighboring states and oceans, and many more. Wyoming’s most prominent cities are Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Laramie, Gillette, Casper, and many more. Check out the Wyoming Cities Map for more details.
The busiest airports in Wyoming are Jackson Hole Airport, Casper–Natrona County International Airport, Yellowstone Regional Airport, and others. Explore the location of different airports in the state on the Wyoming Airports Map. This map also shows Wyoming’s state and country boundaries, cities, the state capital, neighboring states, and oceans.
Wyoming National Park and Trails
Wyoming has seven national parks. Around 7,089,437 visitors visit these national parks annually. Major national parks in the State are Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, and others.
In Wyoming, you can enjoy 1,118 recreational trails (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other adventurous trails). Cascade Canyon Trail, Delta Lake through Lupine Meadows Access, Taggart Lake Loop, etc., are some of Wyoming’s most popular hiking routes.
Check out the National Parks in Wyoming Map to get a clear idea about the locations of different national parks, monuments, preserves, etc.
Top 10 FAQs on Wyoming
FAQ #1: What Time Zone Is Wyoming?
Ans: In Wyoming, the primary time zone is UTC−07:00 (Mountain). This state’s summer (DST) time zone is UTC−06:00 (MDT).
FAQ #2: What Is The Capital Of Wyoming?
Ans: Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming.
FAQ #3: What Is Wyoming Known For?
Ans: Wyoming is known for Yellowstone National Park, hot springs, Devil’s Tower, harsh environment, diverse wildlife, and others.
FAQ #4: Does It Snow In Wyoming?
Ans: Snowfall takes place in Wyoming from late September to May.
FAQ #5: Who Is The Governor Of Wyoming?
Ans: Republican Party’s Mark Gordon is the incumbent Governor of Wyoming in 2022. He assumed office as the 33rd Governor of Wyoming on January 7, 2019.
FAQ #6: What Is The Population Of Wyoming?
Ans: Wyoming’s population in 2022 is estimated to be 581,813, making it the least populous state in the United States.
FAQ #7: What Is The State Bird Of Wyoming?
Ans: Western meadowlark is Wyoming’s state bird.
FAQ #8: When Did Wyoming Become A State?
Ans: On July 10, 1890, Wyoming became a state.
FAQ #9: How Many Counties Are In Wyoming?
Ans: There are twenty-three counties in Wyoming.
FAQ #10: What is the Largest College in Wyoming?
Ans: The University of Wyoming in Laramie is the largest college in Wyoming regarding the total number of students enrolled.