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The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Wyoming: WY
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "WYO" as the abbreviation for Wyoming. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "WY" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Wyoming: Wyo.
The pronunciation of Wyoming:
When the people of Wyoming refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Wyoming is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Wyoming: "The Equality State"; "The Cowboy State"
State Motto: "Equal Rights"
State Bird: Western Meadowlark (sturnella neglecta)
State Tree: Cottonwood (populus sargentii)
State Flower: Indian Paintbrush (castilleja linariaefolia)
State Song: "Wyoming"
Statehood: Wyoming became the 44th state on Jul 10, 1890.
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