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Laramie is the county seat of Albany County in the U.S. state of Wyoming. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the city population was 27,204.

Laramie, located in southeast Wyoming, on the Laramie River, is northwest of Cheyenne, on the junction of Interstate 80 and US 287. It was first settled in 1868 with the coming of the Union Pacific Railroad, which crosses the Laramie River at Laramie.

It is home to the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Technical Institute, and a branch of Laramie County Community College. Laramie Regional Airport serves Laramie.

The ruins of Fort Sanders, an Army fort predating Laramie, lie just south of the city along route 287. Laramie is known as the Gem City of the Plains. The city is located near the Medicine Bow Mountains, and so the city draws outdoor enthusiasts because of its abundance of outdoor activities.

Laramie has a reputation as being a wild west town. The town today is slightly different, with Wyoming's only university, it enjoys a college culture atmosphere during the school season, and a quiet quaint ghost-like town in the summer. The downtown area is full of historic buildings housing small shops and cafes.

The Laramie Boomerang is Laramie's main newspaper. There is also the Branding Iron, a student run newspaper for the University of Wyoming.

The Laramie Cigarettes brand from The Simpsons is named after this Rocky Mountain town due to its wild west image. The above-mentioned smoking ban makes this cigarette brand name somewhat ironic.

The play and later HBO film, The Laramie Project, is about this town and the Matthew Shepherd incident.

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino has a vacation home in Laramie, Wyoming.

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