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Provo, Utah

Provo, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°14′40″N 111°39′39″W / 40.24444, -111.66083
Country United States
State Utah
County Utah
Area
 - Total 41.8 sq mi (108.2 km²)
 - Land 39.6 sq mi (102.7 km²)
 - Water 2.1 sq mi (5.6 km²)
Elevation 4,551 ft (1,387 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 105,166
 - Density 2,653.2/sq mi (1,024.4/km²)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84601-84606
Area code(s) 801
FIPS code 49-62470[1]
GNIS feature ID 1444661[2]

Provo is a city in and the county seat of Utah County, Utah, United States, located about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. It lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. It is the home of Brigham Young University, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The LDS Church's largest Missionary Training Center is located in Provo. Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This is a list of counties in Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Mountain Standard Time (MST) is UTC-7, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) is UTC-6 The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn and winter, and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Springville is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... Missionary Training Centers (or MTCs) are centers devoted to training missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...


Provo was originally called Fort Utah when it was settled in 1849 by 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City, but was re-named Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost, an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825. Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante, a Spanish Franciscan missionary-explorer is considered the first explorer to visit the area in 1776, but only came as far north as Utah valley (Provo), some 30 miles south of the Salt Lake City area. Escalante chronicled this first European exploration across the Great Basin desert. For the Utah city, see Provo, Utah. ... Fort Utah was a settlement in modern-day Provo, Utah. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Étienne Provost (1785 - 1850) was a French Canadian fur trader whose trapping and trading activities in the American southwest preceded Mexican independence. ... Canadiens redirects here. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Provo has grown to a population of 115,135[3] —making it the third-largest city in Utah, only about 3,000 people smaller than West Valley City. The Provo-Orem Metropolitan Area, consisting of Utah County and Juab County has 474,180 residents as of the July 1, 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate. This is a list ranking the top thirty cities in the state of Utah according to total population. ... West Valley City seal West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Juab County is a county located in the state of Utah. ...

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Demographics

As of the 2000 census[1] of 2000, there were 105,166 people, 29,192 households, and 19,938 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,653.2 people per square mile (1,024.3/km²). There were 30,374 housing units at an average density of 766.3/sq mi (295.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.52% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.80% American Indian, 1.83% Asian, 0.84% Pacific Islander, 5.10% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.47% of the population. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 29,192 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.34 and the average family size was 3.40. Matrimony redirects here. ...


22.3% of residents are under the age of 18, 40.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 8.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,313, and the median income for a family was $36,393. Males had a median income of $32,010 versus $20,928 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,207. About 12.5% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Geography

Rock Canyon in Provo

Provo is located at 40°14′40″N, 111°39′39″W (40.244421, -111.660804)[4]. It lies in the Utah Valley at an elevation of 4,549 feet (1,387 meters). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.8 square miles (108.2 km²), of which, 39.6 square miles (102.7 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it (5.14%) is water. [1] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 789 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2800 × 2128 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 789 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2800 × 2128 pixel, file size: 2. ... Utah Valley is a valley in central Utah located in Utah County. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The Wasatch Range contains many peaks within Utah County along the east side of the Wasatch Front. One of these peaks, known as Y Mountain, towers over the city. There is a large "Y" made of whitewashed concrete half-way up the steep mountain, built in the early part of the 20th century to commemorate Brigham Young University (original plans included construction of all three letters: BYU). Wild deer (and less frequently, cougars and moose) still roam the mountains (and occasionally the city streets). The scenery is generally considered enjoyable and allows for hiking, skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities. For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Y Mountain is located directly east from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. ... For other uses of Y, see Y (disambiguation). ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... This article is about the ruminent animal. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation), Puma (disambiguation), or Panther. ... For other uses, see Moose (disambiguation). ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ...


Landmarks

Provo Utah LDS Temple

The Provo Utah Temple is located at the base of Rock Canyon in Provo. Due to its proximity to Brigham Young University and the Missionary Training Center (MTC), just across the street, this temple is among the busiest the LDS Church operates. [2] The Provo Utah Temple is the 17th constructed and 15th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... Missionary Training Centers (or MTCs) are centers devoted to training missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... MTC may be an abbreviation for: Manitoba Theatre Centre, a regional theatre located in Winnipeg, Manitoba Maritime Trading Center, a television station in Constanţa, Romania Mars Coordinated Time, the form of timekeeping on Mars Mass Transportation Centre McLaren Technology Centre, headquarters of the McLaren Group Mechanised Transport Corps, a...


Brigham Young University

Provo is home to Brigham Young University (BYU), a private university operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU (occasionally, but incorrectly, called "BYU-Provo") is the second largest private university in the country, with more than 34,000 students. It is the flagship of the Church Educational System of higher education. The large population of students makes Provo a "college town". Provo's ambiance differs from other college towns, however, since the majority of its students are LDS - the Church bans the consumption of alcohol at BYU resulting in BYU being consistently rated the most "stone-cold sober" university in the United States, by The Princeton Review.[3] The campus also is home to the Spencer W. Kimball Tower, the tallest building in Provo.[5][6] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 225 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 225 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... The Church Educational System (CES) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consists of several institutions that provide religious and secular education for Latter-day Saint elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students and adult learners. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Spencer W. Kimball Tower, often referred to as the SWKT (IPA pronunciation: ) or Kimball Tower, is a 12-story building which houses classrooms and administrative offices on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah. ...


Most BYU students live near BYU's campus. BYU requires that single students live in approved, non-coed housing, with BYU-approved standards that include no smoking, no alcohol, no pre-marital sex, and other regulations as well. New rules will keep apartments from being "BYU-approved" if they are more than two miles from the center of campus. Many students live either in on-campus housing north of the University or just south of campus, in an area dedicated to student apartments and condos. There are currently more student housing apartments under re-construction


LDS Missionary Training Center

Provo is also home to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' largest Missionary Training Center (MTC). Each week some 475 LDS missionaries enter for 3 - 12 weeks of training before they depart for the mission field; becoming part of over 50,000 in more than 120 countries. Presently, about 1,100 instructors (many returned missionaries) teach 62 languages. The center in Provo began construction in July 1974 and completed in July 1976. The MTC was expanded in the early 1990s, becoming the largest of 17 such centers in the world.[7][8] Missionary Training Centers (or MTCs) are centers devoted to training missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... A Mormon missionary is a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church). ...


Transportation

Interstate 15 runs along the west edge of Provo, connecting it with the rest of the Wasatch Front and much of Utah. U.S. 89 runs northwest to southeast through the city as State Street, while U.S. 189 connects U.S. 89 with I-15, BYU, and Orem to the north. At the north edge of the city, U.S. 189 heads northeast into Provo Canyon, where it connects with Heber. Amtrak the national passenger rail system, provides service to Provo station, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago, Illinois and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco. Provo also can be accessed by Greyhound Bus Lines and the extensive Utah Transit Authority (UTA) bus system. A commuter rail line is planned to be extended to the city by 2015. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ... The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... United States Highway 89 is a north-south United States highway with two branches. ... U.S. Highway 189 is a spur of U.S. Highway 89. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir Heber is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Other information Code PRO Traffic Passengers (2006) 2,660 22% (Amtrak) Services The Provo Amtrak station is a train station in Provo, Utah, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... UTA bus at a stop The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a public transportation system throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah. ... For the video game developer, see 2015, Inc. ...


Religious affiliation

The residents of Provo are predominately members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS. According to data taken in 2000 by the ARDA, 88% of the overall population, and 98% of religious adherents in the Provo-Orem area are LDS[9]. For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... LDS is a TLA that can mean: Latter-Day Saint, a person who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter Day Saint, a person who identifies with the Latter Day Saint religious movement (Not to be confused with Latter Day Saint (note: without... The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is a free source of online information related to American and international religion. ... Provo is a Utah city about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ...


Politics

Further information: List of Utah State LegislaturesList of United States Senators from UtahUtah's 3rd congressional district15th Utah Senate District, and 16th Utah Senate District

According to a study released by the Bay Area Center for Voting Research, Provo is the most conservative city in the United States with a population over 100,000.[4] [10] Local discussion of national politics tends to fall within the spectrum of moderately conservative to arch-conservative thought. Utah's 3rd Congressional District, of which Provo is a part, elected Democrat Bill Orton to three consecutive terms during the 1990s, however. This is a list of the legislatures of Utah since statehood in 1896. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... Map Utah District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that currently serves central and west central Utah, including nearly all of Utah County and the west side of Salt Lake County. ... Map of the 15th Utah Senate District. ... Map of the 16th Utah Senate District. ... Bill Orton William (Bill) Orton (born September 22, 1948) is a U.S. Democratic Party politician. ...


City administration

The current Mayor of Provo is Lewis K. Billings, a lifelong Provo resident who is serving his third term as Mayor. Billings was originally elected Provo City Mayor in November 1997, after completing three years as Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Community and Government Relations for the City of Provo. Never having earned a college degree, and prior to his service to Provo City, Mayor Billings was President and Managing Partner of IDC, an investment partnership specializing in "turnkey" lease facilities for small to medium sized businesses. Before joining IDC in December of 1983, Mr. Billings was Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of CalDisk, a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of rotating memory storage products for computer applications.


The current Police Chief of Provo is J. Craig Geslison, a 29-year veteran of the Provo Police Department. He was hired in April of 1978. Chief Geslison served four years as a patrolman and then spent two years as the Provo Police Department's first full-time Crime Prevention and Community Relations officer. Chief Geslison was promoted to Sergeant in 1984 where he served in detectives, patrol and dispatch divisions. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1988, where he served as a watch commander, and was appointed a Captain in 1994. Geslison became Provo's first Assistant Chief of Police in 1997 and was directly responsible for Support Services, the Patrol Division and had oversight of the Police Department's budget.


Companies in Provo

Local Companies of Interest

Provo is home to more than three dozen restaurants, and a couple of shopping centers. The Provo Towne Centre, a shopping mall, operates in Provo. Second Nature Therapeutic Programs runs a boarding school in a former convalescent hospital down the street from the mall. Within the past two years, a number of small shops, music venues, and boutiques have popped up in downtown, along Center Street and University Avenue. Downtown has also regularly hosts "gallery strolls", featuring local artists. A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...


International Companies

  • Nature's Sunshine Products, a direct-selling company, manufactures and markets tablets and encapsulated herbal products, high-quality natural vitamins, food supplements, skin care and other complementary products. The Company has operations in the United States, South Korea, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the United Kingdom, Israel and Chile. The Company also exports its products to several other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway and the Russian Federation.
  • The Generations Network is a genealogy and family networking company, whose holdings include ancestry.com.
  • Software company Novell, Inc. was founded and originally headquartered in Orem but soon after developed and moved into a facility in Provo. Novell continues to operate and employ around 2000 people at the Provo facility.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises, a multi-level marketing firm for skin care products, was founded in 1984. In 2005, some 82% of revenues for the $1B USD company were generated through markets in Asia.
  • Tahitian Noni International is a health and skin care manufacturer whose products are based on the Tahitian fruit called noni.

Natures Sunshine Products, Incorporated (NASDAQ: NATRE), is a manufacturer and marketer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins. ... The Generations Network is an Internet company based in Provo, Utah and the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world. ... Genealogy (from Greek: γενεα, genea, family; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ... Ancestry. ... Novell was also the name of a road bicycle racing team. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Nu Skin Enterprises (pronounced new skin)NYSE: NUS is an American direct selling company, that sells cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and technology services. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... Binomial name L. Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as Great morinda, Indian mulberry, Beach mulberry, Tahitian Noni, or since recently: Noni (from Hawaiian), Nono (in Tahitian), Mengkudu (from Malay), Nonu (in Tongan), and Ach (in Hindi), is a shrub or small tree in the family Rubiaceae. ...

Special Events

Every July, Provo hosts America's Freedom Festival at Provo which includes the Stadium of Fire at BYU. It is held in LaVell Edwards Stadium, home to Brigham Young University's NCAA football team. The Independence Day festivities are quite popular among local residents and have featured such notable figures as Bob Hope, David Hasselhoff, Reba McEntire, Mandy Moore, Huey Lewis and the News, Toby Keith, Sean Hannity, Fred Willard, and Taylor Hicks[11]. Americas Freedom Festival at Provo or sometimes Americas Freedom Festival or Provo Freedom Festival, or even the Freedom Festival is said to be one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the world[citation needed]. Many events are a part of it, most notably, the Stadium of... The Stadium of Fire in an annual event held in the Brigham Young Universitys LaVell Edwards Stadium on the 4th of July. ... LaVell Edwards Stadium is a stadium on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... NCAA redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland), nicknamed The Hoff, is an American actor who was best known for his lead roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is a Grammy award winning American singer and country music performer, and actress. ... Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, model, and actress. ... ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter who has enjoyed commercial success throughout the 1990s and 2000s. ... Sean Hannity is an American radio/television host, author, and conservative political commentator. ... Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American comedian and character actor, known for his improvisational comedy skills. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ...


Provo also hosts the Sego Music, Art, and Film Festival each fall. The festival highlights Utah County based musicians, artists, and filmmakers. It is typically held at the Rock Castle Amphitheatre above the State Hospital and is free to the public.


Notable Residents

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Points of Interest

Brigham Young University Arboretum, also known as Harrison Arboretum, is an arboretum located at 800 North Street on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA. It includes native plants from both eastern and western regions of the United States. ... Peaks Ice Arena is an indoor ice hockey arena in Provo, Utah. ... (Redirected from 2002 Winter Olympic Games) The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... A residential treatment center, often referred to by the acronym RTC, is a live-in therapy/behavior modification facility for adolescents who suffer from a variety of emotional conditions, ranging from drug abuse to violence. ...

Popular Culture

  • Mentioned in the movie Fletch
  • In the film Dirty Harry the envelope Harry Callahan used to collect a spent shell casing at a crime scene had a return address from "Provo, Utah"
  • In the 2001 film, Ocean's Eleven, the "Mormon brothers" Malloy are from Provo. A scene shows them racing cars on a race track that is supposedly in Provo, but is actually located in Springville, the town directly south of Provo.
  • In the 2002 film, Punch-Drunk Love, the con men threatening Adam Sandler's character were based out of Provo. Sandler makes a trip to Provo and intimidates the con men into leaving him alone. The scenes for the film, however, were shot in Salt Lake City.

Fletch is the nickname of the main character, Irwin Maurice Fletcher, in a series of Mystery/Comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald. ... For other uses, see Dirty Harry (disambiguation). ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film of the same name. ... Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau 2005 Challenges
  4. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Emporis. [Unknown last update]. Kimball Tower. Retrieved April 07, 2007, from http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=kimballtower-provo-ut-usa
  6. ^ Brigham Young University. [Unknown last update]. Campus Information. Retrieved April 07, 2007, from http://unicomm.byu.edu/directories/bldg.aspx?id=SWKT
  7. ^ Robb Hicken. "BYU helps push language learning for missionaries", BYU NewsNet, 2005-12-01. Retrieved on 2006-11-09. 
  8. ^ LDS Newsroom - Statistics of LDS Church
  9. ^ Religious adherents in Provo-Orem, Utah
  10. ^ The Bay Area Center for Voting Research. "The Most Conservative and Liberal Cities in the United States", 2005-08-11. Retrieved on 2007-03-27. 
  11. ^ Taylor Hicks at Stadium of Fire 2006

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