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Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming and seat of Laramie County, is near the southeast corner of the state. It covers
24.52 square miles and, with a population of 59,466 as of 2010, is the state's most populous city.
Cheyenne is located on the semiarid High Plains at an elevation of 6,100 feet. Crow Creek is the principal stream that runs through the city. A significant amount of the city's water supply comes from the Ogallala Aquifer, the largest of the aquifers under the Great Plains. Temperatures in July range from sixty to eighty degrees Fahrenheit, while in January, they range from twenty to thirty degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall averages from ten to fifteen inches annually, and snowfall averages fifty to sixty inches.
Before European Americans arrived, the area was ...