(State of Wyoming)
Flag of Wyoming
- Location:Western United States
- Capital: Cheyenne
- Language(s): English
- Population: 576,685
- Total Area: 253,348 sq km
- Curious Alcohol Fact: Nice bars are not too common outside Cheyenne
- Most Popular Drink(s): Beers, wines
- Nickname(s): Big Wyoming, EqualityState
- What You Must Do in Wyoming: Visit the Yellowstone National Park.
Shaped like a perfect rectangle and located in the western half of the United States, the state of Wyoming is one of the most populous states in the country. The state is bordered on the east by Nebraska and South Dakota, on the south by Utah and Colorado, and on the north by Montana. The state shares borders with Montana and Idaho. The name of the state was derived from a Native American word which means ‘in the vast plains’ and it was adopted in 1865. Although of immense physical size, Wyoming is one of the least populous states in the country –with a population that is just a little above half a million, the state is actually the least populated in the United States. The state was admitted into the Union in 1890 as the 44th state. Owing to the presence of vast mineral resources, the state has always been an important mining center. Like many of the other states, agriculture is also an important economic. The largest city is Cheyenne and is the capital. When compared to other cities like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, Cheyenne looks like a small town.
The state is overwhelmingly populated by the Whites who make up more than 95% of the population and many of them have English, Scandinavian, Irish and German ancestries. Other Wyomingites (as residents are called) are Blacks (African Americans), Asians, American Indians, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. In terms of religion, almost 80% of the people are Christians with the largest adherents being Protestants (Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists), Roman Catholics and Mormons.
Eating in Wyoming
Apart from being home to the scenic YellowstoneNational Park, the state of Wyoming is also a place of culinary delight. You can eat some of the most delicious meals in this state and while there, I tasted as much as I could. If you are an aficionado of steak, you will definitely fall in love with the state. There are numerous steakhouses all over the state and you can eat beef, venison or even bison. In my own opinion, the best way to really enjoy your dining experience in Wyoming is to take part in the cooking and preparation of the food –there is this aura that you feel in eating the food you have cooked yourself.
Drinking in Wyoming
Being the least populated state in the country, you should not expect to see the glittering bars and pubs of Las Vegas in many parts of Wyoming. However, that does not in any way mean that you cannot enjoy your favorite beer or wine. In the capital city of Wyoming, there are various restaurants, inns and hotels where you can get to buy your favorite drink. There are wineries in the state and for those interested in sampling nice Wyoming wines; you have the opportunity once you are in the state. Soft drinks are also available.
Sports in Wyoming
Staying in Wyoming means that you can enjoy the finest games of soccer, golf, basketball, baseball, swimming and many more.
Interesting Things About Wyoming
- Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
- Wyoming has the lowest population density in the country.
- The awesome YellowstoneNational Park is located in the state.
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