Gillette, Wyoming

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Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States.[3] The population was 28,726 at the 2009 census. Gillette is a small city centrally located in an area involved the development of vast quantities of American coal, oil, and coal bed methane gas. The city calls itself the "Energy Capital of the Nation".[citation needed]



Gillette was incorporated on January 6, 1892, less than two years after statehood. The city was named after Edward Gillette, a surveyor and civil engineer.[4]

Geography and climate

Gillette is located at 44°16′58″N 105°30′19″W / 44.28278°N 105.50528°W / 44.28278; -105.50528 (44.282660, -105.505256)[5]. It is situated between the Big Horn Mountains to the west and the Black Hills to the east, in the Powder River Basin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles (34.7 km²), of which, 13.4 square miles (34.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

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