climate is generally semi-arid and continental (K ppen
climate classification BSk), and is drier and windier in
comparison to most of the United States with greater
temperature extremes. Much of this is due to the
topography of the state.
official language of Wyoming is English.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD
or the symbol $, is the official currency used in the
United States. Commonly referred to as the "American
dollar, " the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol
As of 2005, Wyoming had an estimated
population of 509, 293, which was an increase of 3, 407,
or 0.7%, from the prior year and an increase of 15, 512,
or 3.1%, since the 2000 census.
Cheyenne is the capital and largest city
of the U.S. state of Wyoming and the county seat of
Laramie County. It is the principal city of the
Cheyenne, Wyoming, Metropolitan Statistical Area which
encompasses all of Laramie County.