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Cheyenne, Wyoming (WY)

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Where is the Capital of Wyoming?
The Map of Wyoming (WY) shows the location of the state capital in the "Equality State". Wyoming has 23 counties, and the capital of the State is Cheyenne. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Cheyenne including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Cheyenne, Wyoming.


The Map of Wyoming and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 97,818 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Cheyenne, is 21.2 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Cheyenne located?
The location of Cheyenne is on Crow Creek, in the south eastern corner of the state. The city is located in Laramie county, Wyoming.

Capital of Wyoming - Cheyenne
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Cheyenne is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Wyoming? (WY)

The State of Wyoming is located in the western United States.


History & Facts on Cheyenne, the Capital of Wyoming
The History and Fast, fun facts about Cheyenne, the capital city of the "Equality State":

History & Facts about Cheyenne, Wyoming - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Cheyenne, which is also the largest city
Fact 2: The state covers 97,818 square miles and the size of the capital is 21.2 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 61,537. Nickname "The Magic City of the Plains"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Laramie county.

Fact 5 on History: Native Indian tribes were the early inhabitants of the area. The names of the Wyoming tribes included the Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow, Arapaho, Dakota, Kiowa, Pawnee, Shoshone and the Ute.

Fact 6 on History: The site of the town was originally a campsite for Major General Grenville Mellen Dodge (1831 1916) and his US army troops, who in 1865 were ordered to search for a railroad route over the Laramie Mountains (then known as the Black Hills).

Fact 7 on History: Dodge became chief engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad and the city was established after the Union Pacific Railroad, acting on his recommendations, selected the site for a division point in 1867. The city was named after the Native American tribe that had first inhabited the area

Fact 8 on History:  It was made territorial capital in 1869 and was given the nickname "Magic City of the Plains"

Fact 9 on History: Despite the romantic sounding name the early city was a real 'Wild West' town with its saloons, gambling and shoot outs.

Fact 10 on History: By the 1870s Cheyenne was the center of a prosperous ranching area and the 1875 gold rush in the Black Hills gold fields led to great prosperity for the city which became an outfitting point for the miners

Fact 11 on History:  Cheyenne was named the capital of the new state of Wyoming in 1890, and the Capitol building was erected in the city

Facts about the Population of Cheyenne, Wyoming
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Cheyenne, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Cheyenne was 61,537, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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