[[Image:Wyoming_State_Flag.gif|thumb|right|The state flag of Wyoming.]]
'''Wyoming''' is a state in the western United States. Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890. It was the 44th state to join the union. It is the home of the world renowned [[Yellowstone National Park]]. In 2000 its population was a little more than 500,000. The state capital is [[Cheyenne (city)|Cheyenne]].
Wyoming is the number one [[coal]] producer in the United States, having surpassed [[West Virginia]] and [[Kentucky]] in coal production since the 1980s, largely due to surface (or strip) [[mining]] activity in the [[Powder River Basin]].