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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Wyoming is approximately 3,255 (1990), 3073 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,564 (1990), 1452 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wyoming is 3.676 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.36 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wyoming to Washington DC is 177 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wyoming is positioned 41.30 degrees north of the equator and 75.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Wilkes-Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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"The Delaware Indians called the valley M'chwewormink: "extensive plains or meadows." New Englanders had trouble pronouncing the difficult first syllable, so they shortened the word and for a time the valley was called "Wayomik" and "Waioming."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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