Cody, Wyoming

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Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. It is named after William Frederick Cody, primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Cody's part in the creation of the original town. The population was 8,835 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Park County.[3]

Cody is served by Yellowstone Regional Airport.

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Geography

Cody is located at 44°31′24″N 109°3′26″W / 44.52333°N 109.05722°W / 44.52333; -109.05722 (44.523244, -109.057109).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.5 square miles (24.7 km²), of which, 9.3 square miles (24.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (2.52%) is water.

Cody's elevation is about 5016 ft (1,500 m) above sea level. The main part of the city is split across three levels, separated by about 60 feet (18 m).

The Shoshone River flows through Cody in a fairly deep canyon. There are four bridges over this river in the Cody vicinity, one at the north edge of town that allows travel to the north, and one about 5 miles (8 km) east of Cody that allows passage to Powell, and the areas to the north and east. The other two are west of town; one allows access to the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, and the other is used by fishermen in Shoshone Canyon and as access to the Buffalo Bill Dam.

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