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State of Utah
Flag of Utah State seal of Utah
Flag of Utah Seal
Nickname(s): Beehive State
Motto(s): "Industry"
Official language(s) English
Demonym Utahn
Capital Salt Lake City
Largest city Salt Lake City
Largest metro area Salt Lake City
Area  Ranked 13th in the US
 - Total 84,889 sq mi
(219,887 km²)
 - Width 270 miles (435 km)
 - Length 350 miles (565 km)
 - % water 3.25
 - Latitude 37° N to 42° N
 - Longitude 109° 3′ W to 114° 3′ W
Population  Ranked 34 in the US
 - Total 2,233,169
 - Density 27.2/sq mi 
10.50/km² (41st in the US)
 - Median income  $50,614 (11)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Kings Peak[1]
13,528 ft  (4,126 m)
 - Mean 6,100 ft  (1,860 m)
 - Lowest point Beaver Dam Wash[2]
2,178 ft  (664 m)
Admission to Union  January 4, 1896 (45)
Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R)
Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert (R)
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R)
Bob Bennett (R)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations UT US-UT
Website www.utah.gov

Utah (IPA: /ˈjutɑː/) is a U.S. state located in the western United States. It was the 45th state admitted to the union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 88 percent of Utah's 2,645,330 people, known as "Utahns", live in an urban concentration with Salt Lake City as the center, known as the Wasatch Front. In contrast, vast expanses of the state are nearly uninhabited, making the population the sixth most urbanized in the U.S.[3] The name "Utah" is derived from the Ute Indian language, meaning "people of the mountains".[4] Look up Utah in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Utah. ... Utah state seal Source http://usa. ... Flag of Utah The flag of Utah was adopted in 1913 and consists of the Utah state seal encircled in a golden circle on a background of navy blue. ... Great Seal of the State of Utah Adopted April 3, 1896, at the first regular session of the Legislature (January, February, March, April 1896). ... 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Utah is known for its geological diversity ranging from snowcapped mountains to well-watered river valleys to rugged, stony deserts. It is also known for being one of the most religiously homogeneous states in the Union, with approximately 61 percent[5] of its inhabitants claiming membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life. Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ...


The state is a center of transportation, information technology and research, government services and mining as well as a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. St. George, Utah was the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000-2005[6] with Utah being the sixth fastest growing state overall in 2006.[7] Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ...

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Geography

See also: List of Utah counties
Map of Utah, showing major cities and roads
Map of Utah, showing major cities and roads
More than two-thirds of Utah's land is publicly owned by the National Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management.
More than two-thirds of Utah's land is publicly owned by the National Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management.[8]
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
Double Arch, a close-set pair of arches located in Arches National Park in Utah
Double Arch, a close-set pair of arches located in Arches National Park in Utah
Utah from space. The state is known for its diversity in geology, climate, and ecosystems.
Utah from space. The state is known for its diversity in geology, climate, and ecosystems.
Joshua Trees, yucca plants, and Jumping Cholla cactus occupy the far southwest corner of the state in the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Trees, yucca plants, and Jumping Cholla cactus occupy the far southwest corner of the state in the Mojave Desert.
Logan Canyon in northern Utah.
Logan Canyon in northern Utah.
Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Utah is generally rocky with three distinct geological regions: the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau. Utah is known for its natural diversity and is home to features ranging from arid deserts with sand dunes to thriving pine forests in mountain valleys. This is a list of counties in Utah. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Categories: National Atlas images | Utah maps ... File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Categories: National Atlas images | Utah maps ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ... Download high resolution version (1496x1134, 286 KB) From [1]; see also the Commons (Media:Delicatearch. ... Download high resolution version (1496x1134, 286 KB) From [1]; see also the Commons (Media:Delicatearch. ... Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1333 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1333 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1200, 661 KB) View of Utah, United States from space. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1200, 661 KB) View of Utah, United States from space. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 231 KB) Joshua Tree in Mojave Desert, soutwestern Utah by David Jolley. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 231 KB) Joshua Tree in Mojave Desert, soutwestern Utah by David Jolley. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 394 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (488 × 742 pixel, file size: 406 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lake at Second Dam, w:Logan Canyon, Utah, USA. Photo credit: Dennis Adams, Federal Highway Administration Source: http://library. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 394 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (488 × 742 pixel, file size: 406 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lake at Second Dam, w:Logan Canyon, Utah, USA. Photo credit: Dennis Adams, Federal Highway Administration Source: http://library. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 538 KB) Mount Timpanogos, Utah County, Utah in winter taken by David Jolley. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 538 KB) Mount Timpanogos, Utah County, Utah in winter taken by David Jolley. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... Drainage map showing the Great Basin in orange Various Definitions of the Great Basin (NPS) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. ... The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... This article deals with the tree; for the e-mail client see Pine email client Species About 115. ... This article is about a community of trees. ...


Utah is one of the Four Corners states, and is bordered by Idaho in the north, Wyoming in the north and east; by Colorado in the east; at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument); by Arizona in the south; and by Nevada in the west. It covers an area of 84,899 square miles (219,887 km²). The state is one of only three U.S. states (with Colorado and Wyoming) that have only lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries. The Four Corners region is in the red area on this map The Four Corners Monument, placed by the Interior Department at the exact point. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... The marker at the exact Four Corners point. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ...


One of Utah's defining characteristics is the variety of its terrain. Running down the northern center of the state is the Wasatch Range, which rises to heights of about 12,000 feet (3,650 m) above sea level. Portions of these mountains receive more than 500 inches (12.7 m) of snow each year and are home to world-renowned ski resorts, made popular by the light, fluffy snow, which is considered good for skiing. In the northeastern section of the state, running east to west, are the Uinta Mountains, which rise to heights of 13,000 feet (3,950 m) or more. The highest point in the state, Kings Peak, at 13,528 feet (4,123 m),[1] lies within the Uinta Mountains. For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... 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. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... St. ... This view of Kings Peak and the Henrys Fork Basin shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas. ... For the mountain in Idaho, see Kings Peak (Idaho). ...


At the western base of the Wasatch Range is the Wasatch Front, a series of valleys and basins that are home to the most populous parts of the state. The major cities of Ogden, Salt Lake City, Layton, West Valley City, Sandy, West Jordan, Orem, and Provo are located within this region, which stretches approximately from Brigham City at the north end to Nephi at the south end. Approximately 75 percent of the population of the state lies in this corridor, and urban sprawl continues to expand along the edges of these valleys. The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. ... West Valley City seal West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. ... Nephi is a city located in Juab County, Utah. ...


Western Utah is mostly arid desert with a basin and range topography. Small mountain ranges and rugged terrain punctuate the landscape. The Bonneville Salt Flats are an exception, being comparatively flat as a result of once forming the bed of Lake Bonneville. Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Sevier Lake, Rush Lake and Little Salt Lake are all remnants of this ancient freshwater lake,[9] which once covered most of the eastern Great Basin. West of the Great Salt Lake, stretching to the Nevada border, lies the arid Great Salt Lake Desert. Full extent of the Basin and Range The Basin and Range Province is a particular type of topography that covers much of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico that is typified by elongate north-south trending arid valleys bounded by mountain ranges which also bound adjacent valleys. ... Bonneville Salt Flats The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 121 km² (47 mi²) salt flat in northwestern Utah. ... A butte in the Great Salt Lake Desert Lake Bonneville was a prehistoric pluvial lake that covered much of North Americas Great Basin region. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ... Utah Lake and Utah Valley Utah Lake is Utahs , and it is one of the largest naturally occurring fresh-water lakes in the western United States. ... We dont have an article called Sevier Lake Start this article Search for Sevier Lake in. ... Drainage map showing the Great Basin in orange Various Definitions of the Great Basin (NPS) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. ...


Much of the scenic southern landscape is sandstone, specifically Kayenta sandstone and Navajo sandstone. The Colorado River and its tributaries wind their way through the sandstone, creating some of the world's most striking and wild terrain. Wind and rain have also sculpted the soft sandstone over millions of years. Canyons, gullies, arches, pinnacles, buttes, bluffs, and mesas are the common sight throughout south-central and southeast Utah. This terrain is the central feature of protected state and federal parks such as Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks, Cedar Breaks, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Hovenweep, and Natural Bridges national monuments, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (site of the popular tourist destination, Lake Powell), Dead Horse Point and Goblin Valley state parks, and Monument Valley (a popular photographic and filming site). Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... The Kayenta Formation is a geologic layer in the Glen Canyon Group that is spread across the Colorado Plateau province of the United States, including northern Arizona, northwest Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. ... Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. ... Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Canyonlands National Park, located near Moab, Utah and the Arches National Park, was designated as a National Park on September 12, 1964. ... Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. ... Zion Canyon as seen from the top of Angels Landing at sunset Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. ... Cedar Breaks National Monument is located Near Cedar City Utah, United States. ... Near Egypt Trailhead, Canyons of the Escalante The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument contains 1. ... Hovenweep National Monument straddles the Colorado-Utah border west of Cortez, Colorado. ... Natural Bridges National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the southeast of Utah, in the western United States. ... Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon NRA) is a recreation and conservation unit of the National Park Service that encompasses the area around Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona, covering 1,254,429 acres (5,076 km²) of mostly desert. ... Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. ... View of the Colorado River with Dead Horse Point in the middle Dead Horse Point State Park is a Utah state park adjacent to Canyonlands National Park, featuring a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River. ... Goblin Valley is Utahs skull in the sky, parade of elephants, and dance of dolls. ... Monument Valley from the valley floor. ...


Southwestern Utah is the lowest and hottest spot in Utah. It is known as Utah's Dixie because early settlers were able to grow limited amounts of cotton there. Beaverdam Wash in far southwestern Utah is the lowest point in the state, at 2,000 feet (610 m).[1] The northernmost portion of the Mojave Desert is also located in this area. Dixie is quickly becoming a popular recreational and retirement destination, and the population is growing rapidly. Just north of Dixie is the state's highest ski resort, Brian Head. Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... Beaver Dam Wash, the lowest point in Utah. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Brian Head Ski Resort, officially called just Brian Head Resort, is a ski area located in the southern Wasatch Range 12 miles east of Cedar City, Utah, United States. ...


Eastern Utah is a high-elevation area covered mostly by plateaus and basins. Economies are dominated by mining, oil and natural gas-drilling, ranching, and recreation. Much of eastern Utah is part of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. The Navajo Nation also extends into southeastern Utah. The most popular destination within eastern Utah is Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal. This article is about mineral extractions. ... Petro redirects here. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... “Fun” redirects here. ... The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation is located in northeastern Utah, USA. It is the homeland of the Northern Ute tribe, and is the largest of three Indian reservations inhabited by members of the Ute Tribe of Native Americans. ... Dinosaur National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. ... A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the east end of Vernal. ...


Like most of the Western and Southwestern states, the federal government owns much of the land in Utah. Over 70 percent of the land is either BLM land, Utah State Trustland, or U.S. National Forest, U.S. National Park, U.S. National Monument, National Recreation Area or U.S. Wilderness Area. This article deals with the western United States. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ... In all modern states, some land is held by central or local governments. ... This article is on national forests in the United States. ... The parks of the United States National Park system are one type of protected area in the United States and are operated by the National Park Service. ... Navajo National Monument Devils Tower National Monument Statue of Liberty National Monument Fort Matanzas National Monument A National Monument is a protected area of the United States that is similar to a national park (specifically a U.S. National Park) except that the President of the United States can quickly... National Recreation Area is a designation for a protected area in the United States usually centered on large reservoirs and emphasizing water-based recreation for a large number of people. ... The Wilderness Act protects exceptional undisturbed natural areas and scenery, such as in the Ansel Adams Wilderness On federal lands in the United States, Congress may designate a wilderness area under the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964. ...


Climate

Utah features a dry, mostly desert climate, although its many mountains feature a large variety of climates, with the highest points in the Uinta Mountains being above the timberline. The dry weather results from the state lying mostly in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada in California. The eastern half of the state lies in the rain shadow of the Wasatch Mountains. The primary source of precipitation for the state is the Pacific Ocean, with the state usually lying in the path of large Pacific storms from mid-October through April, although northern Utah often sees these large storms earlier and later. In summer, the state, especially southern and eastern Utah, lies in the path of monsoon moisture from the Gulf of California. Most of the lowland areas receive less than 12 inches (300 mm) of precipitation annually, although the I-15 corridor, including the densely-populated Wasatch Front, receive approximately 15 inches (380 mm). The Great Salt Lake Desert is the driest area of the state, with less than 5 inches (125 mm). Snowfall is common in all but the far southern valleys. Although St. George only receives about 3 inches (7.5 cm) per year, Salt Lake City sees about 60 inches (150 cm), enhanced by the lake-effect snow from the Great Salt Lake, which increases snowfall totals to the south, southeast, and east of the lake. Some areas of the Wasatch Range in the path of the lake-effect see up to 500 inches (1,270 cm) per year, and its dry, fluffy density leads to Utah's ski resorts adopting the slogan "the Greatest Snow on Earth". In winter, temperature inversions are an issue across Utah's low basins and valleys, leading to thick haze and fog that can sometimes occur weeks at a time, especially in the Uintah Basin. This view of Kings Peak and the Henrys Fork Basin shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas. ... In this view of an alpine tree-line, the distant line looks particularly sharp. ... For the Australian television series see Rain Shadow (TV series). ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) is a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. ... 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. ... The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... Lake-effect precipitation coming off Lake Erie, as seen by NEXRAD radar. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ... For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... Smoke rising in Lochcarron is stopped by an overlying layer of warmer air. ... The Uintah Basin is a geologic structure located in eastern Utah, east of the Wasatch Mountains and south of the Uinta Mountains. ...


Utah's temperatures are extreme, with cold temperatures in winter due to its elevation, and very hot summers statewide (with the exception of mountain areas and high mountain valleys). Utah is usually protected from major blasts of cold air by mountains lying north and east of the state, although major Arctic blasts can occasionally reach the state. Average January high temperatures range from around 30 °F (-1 °C) in some northern valleys to almost 55 °F (13 °C) in St. George. Temperatures dropping below 0 °F (-18 °C) should be expected on occasion in most areas of the state most years, although some areas see it often (for example, the town of Randolph averages about 50 days per year with temperatures dropping that low). In July, average highs range from about 85 °F (29 °C) to 100 °F (38 °C). However, the low humidity and high elevation typically leads to large temperature variations, leading to cool nights most summer days. The record high temperature in Utah was 118 °F (47 °C), recorded south of St. George on July 4, 2007,[10] and the record low was -69 °F (-56 °C), recorded at Peter's Sink in the Bear River Mountains of northern Utah on February 1, 1985.[11] Randolph is a city located in Rich County, Utah. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Bear River Mountains are a branch of the Wasatch Range located in northeastern Utah and southeastern Idaho. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Utah, like most of the western United States, has few days of thunderstorms. On average there are fewer than 40 days of thunderstorm activity during the year, although these storms can be briefly intense when they do occur. They are most likely to occur during monsoon season from about mid-July through mid-September, especially in southern and eastern Utah. Dry lightning strikes and the general dry summer weather often spark wildfires in summer, while intense thunderstorms can lead to flash flooding, especially in the rugged terrain of southern Utah. Tornadoes are uncommon in Utah, with an average of two striking the state yearly, rarely higher than F1 intensity. [12] One exception of note, however, was the strong F2 Salt Lake City Tornado that sliced across the downtown metro area of Salt Lake City on August 11, 1999, striking large buildings and causing approximately $170 million in damage, and one fatality.[13] For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... Flash flooding is rapid flooding of low-lying areas, rivers and creeks that is caused by the intense rainfall associated with a thunderstorm, or multiple training thunderstorms. ... Avenues neighborhood damage The Salt Lake City Tornado was a very rare tornado that occurred in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 11, 1999, during an unusually strong summer monsoon season. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


History

Main article: History of Utah

The History of Utah (IPA: ) is an examination of the human history and social activity within the state of Utah located in the western United States. ...

Mormon settlement

Following the assassination of Joseph Smith, Jr., in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844, the more than 11,000[14] Latter-Day Saints remaining in Nauvoo, IL struggled in conflict with neighbors until Brigham Young, the President of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, emerged as the leader of the largest portion. (See Succession crisis.) Brigham Young and the first band of Mormon pioneers came to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Over the next 22 years, more than 70,000 pioneers crossed the plains and settled in Utah.[15] Main article: Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Joseph Smith redirects here. ... Nauvoo (נאוו to be beautiful, Sephardi Hebrew Nåvu, Tiberian Hebrew Nâwû) is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. ... Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... The succession crisis in the Latter Day Saint movement occurred after the violent death of the movements founder, Joseph Smith, Jr. ... A statue commemorating the Mormon pioneers The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated across the United States from the midwest to the Salt Lake Valley in what is today the U.S. state of... Salt Lake Valley from space. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


For the first few years, Brigham Young and the thousands of early settlers of Salt Lake City struggled to survive. The barren desert land was deemed by the Mormons as desirable as a place they could practice their religion without interference. Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death. ...


It is not widely known that Utah was the source of many pioneer settlements located elsewhere in the West. From the beginning, Salt Lake City was seen as only the hub of a "far-flung commonwealth"[16] of Mormon settlements. Fed by a constant supply of church converts coming from the East and around the world, Church leaders often assigned groups of church members to establish settlements throughout the West. Beginning with settlements along Utah's Wasatch front (Salt Lake City, then Bountiful and Weber Valley, then Provo and Utah Valley), irrigation enabled the establishment of fairly large pioneer populations in an area that Jim Bridger had advised Young would be inhospitable for the cultivation of crops because of frost.[17] Throughout the remainder of the 1800s, Mormon pioneers called by Brigham Young would leave Salt Lake City and establish hundreds of other settlements in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Canada, and Mexico - including such notable places as Las Vegas, Nevada, Franklin, Idaho (the first white settlement in Idaho), San Bernardino, California, Star Valley, Wyoming, and Carson Valley, Nevada. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger (right) is honored along with Pony Express founder Alexander Majors (left) and Kansas City founder John Calvin McCoy at Pioneer Square in Westport in Kansas City. ...


Prominent settlements in Utah included St. George, Logan, and Manti (where settlers raised the first three temples in Utah, each built many years before the larger and better known temple built in Salt Lake City was completed in 1892), as well as Parowan, Cedar City, Bluff, Moab, Vernal, Fillmore (which served as the territorial capital between 1850 and 1856), Nephi, Levan, Spanish Fork, Springville, Provo Bench (now Orem), Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Sandy, Murray, Jordan, Centerville, Farmington, Huntsville, Kaysville, Grantsville, Tooele, Roy, Brigham City, and many other smaller towns and settlements. At the time, Young had an expansionist's view of the territory he and the Mormon pioneers were settling, calling it Deseret - which church founder Smith had taught meant "honeybee" - hence the beehive which can still be found on the Utah flag, and the state's motto, "Industry."[18] A statue commemorating the Mormon pioneers The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated across the United States from the midwest to the Salt Lake Valley in what is today the U.S. state of...


In 1847 when the first pioneers arrived, Utah was still Mexican territory. As a consequence of the Mexican-American War, the land became the territory of the United States upon the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848. The treaty was ratified by the United States Senate on March 10. In 1850, the Utah Territory was created with the Compromise of 1850, and Fillmore was designated the capital. In 1856, Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange). ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... Henry Clay takes the floor of the Old Senate Chamber; Millard Fillmore presides as Calhoun and Webster look on. ... Fillmore is a city located in Millard County, Utah. ...


Disputes between the Mormon inhabitants and the US Government intensified due to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' practice of plural marriage among its members. The Mormons were pushing for the establishment of the State of Deseret. The U.S. Government, which was reluctant to admit a state the size of the proposed Deseret into the union, opposed the polygamous practices of the Mormons. This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... ... Plural marriage is a type of polygyny taught by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... The boundaries of the provisional State of Deseret (orange) as proposed in 1849. ...


After news of their polygamous practices spread, the members of the LDS Church were quickly viewed as un-American and rebellious. In 1857, after news of a false rebellion spread, the government sent troops on the "Utah expedition" to quell the supposed rebellion and to replace Brigham Young as territorial governor with Alfred Cumming. The resulting conflict is known as the Utah War. Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death. ... Alfred Cumming (1802–1873) was appointed governor of the Utah territory in 1858 replacing Brigham Young following the Utah War. ... Belligerents United States Utah Territory Commanders Pres. ...


As troops approached Salt Lake in northern Utah, nervous Mormon settlers and Paiutes attacked and killed 120 immigrants from Arkansas in southern Utah. The attack became known as the Mountain Meadows massacre. The massacre became a point of contention between LDS leaders and the federal government for decades. Only one person, John D. Lee, was ever convicted of the murders, and he was executed at the massacre site. Paiute (sometimes written as Piute) refers to two related groups -- Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute--of Native North Americans speaking languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... An Illustration of the Mountain Meadows massacre, from a seminal 1873 history of the Mormons by T.B.H. Stenhouse. ... John Doyle Lee (September 12, 1812 – March 23, 1877) was a prominent, early Latter-day Saint (LDS or Mormon) and came to be known as the central figure in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. ...


Before troops led by Albert Sidney Johnston entered the territory, Brigham Young ordered all residents of Salt Lake City to evacuate southward to Utah Valley and sent out a force, known as the Nauvoo Legion, to delay the government's advance. Although wagons and supplies were burned, eventually the troops arrived, and Young surrendered official control to Cumming, although most subsequent commentators claim that Young retained true power in the territory. A steady stream of governors appointed by the president quit the position, often citing the unresponsiveness of their supposed territorial government. By agreement with Young, Johnston established Fort Floyd 40 miles (60 km) away from Salt Lake City, to the southwest. Albert Sidney Johnston Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general during the American Civil War. ... Utah Valley is a valley in central Utah located in Utah County. ... The Nauvoo Legion was a private militia employed by Joseph Smith, Jr. ...


Salt Lake City was the last link of the First Transcontinental Telegraph, completed in October 1861. Brigham Young was among the first to send a message, along with Abraham Lincoln and other officials. The First Transcontinental Telegraph was a milestone in the formation of the United States. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ...

Bonneville Salt Flats
Bonneville Salt Flats

Because of the American Civil War, federal troops were pulled out of Utah Territory, leaving the territory in LDS hands until Patrick E. Connor arrived with a regiment of California volunteers in 1862. Connor established Fort Douglas just three miles (5 km) east of Salt Lake City and encouraged his people to discover mineral deposits to bring more non-Mormons into the state. Minerals were discovered in Tooele County, and miners began to flock to the territory. Image File history File links Saltph26. ... Image File history File links Saltph26. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Patrick Edward Connor (March 17, 1820 – December 17, 1891) was a Union general during the American Civil War, most famous for his campaigns against Indians in the American Old West. ... Fort Douglas is a fort in Utah, established in 1862 for the purpose of protecting the Overland Mail Route and telegraph lines from attacks from hostile Indians. ... Tooele County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ...


Beginning in 1865, Utah's Black Hawk War developed into the deadliest conflict in the territory's history. Chief Antonga Black Hawk died in 1870, but fights continued to break out until additional federal troops were sent in to suppress the Ghost Dance of 1872. The war is unique among Indian Wars because it was a three-way conflict, with mounted Timpanogos Utes led by Antonga Black Hawk exploited by federal and LDS authorities. Antonga Black Hawk was a Ute Indian born in Spring Lake, Utah around 1830. ... Antonga Black Hawk was a Ute Indian born in Spring Lake, Utah around 1830. ... For other uses, see Ghost Dance (disambiguation). ... For wars involving India, see Military history of India. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ...


On May 10, 1869, the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake. The railroad brought increasing numbers of people into the state, and several influential businesspeople made fortunes in the territory. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869. ... Promontory is a location in Box Elder County, Utah, centered approximately at 41°3707N, 112°3251W, with an elevation of 1494 meters (4902 feet) above sea level. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ...


During the 1870s and 1880s, laws were passed to punish polygamists, and in the 1890 Manifesto, the LDS Church banned polygamy. When Utah applied for statehood again, it was accepted. One of the conditions for granting Utah statehood was that a ban on polygamy be written into the state constitution. This was a condition required of other western states that were admitted into the Union later. Statehood was officially granted on January 4, 1896. Utah was the last state admitted in the Nineteenth century. The 1890 Manifesto, sometimes simply called The Manifesto, was a historical statement which officially renounced the practice of polygamy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church; see also Mormon). Signed on by LDS President Wilford Woodruff in September of 1890, the Manifesto was a... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...

Alpine Loop near Sundance in the fall.
Alpine Loop near Sundance in the fall.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 2223 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 2223 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ...

1900s to present

Beginning in the early 1900s, with the establishment of such national parks as Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, Utah began to become known for its natural beauty. Southern Utah became a popular filming spot for arid, rugged scenes, and such natural landmarks as Delicate Arch and "the Mittens" of Monument Valley are instantly recognizable to most national residents. During the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, with the construction of the Interstate highway system, accessibility to the southern scenic areas was made easier. Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Zion Canyon as seen from the top of Angels Landing at sunset Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. ... Delicate Arch Delicate Arch is a freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, USA. It is the most widely-recognized landmark in Arches National Park and is depicted on both Utah license plates and a postage stamp commemorating Utahs centennial anniversary of statehood in 1996. ... Monument Valley from the valley floor. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ...


Beginning in 1939, with the establishment of Alta Ski Area, Utah has become world-renowned for its skiing. The dry, powdery snow of the Wasatch Range is considered some of the best skiing in the world. Salt Lake City won the bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics in 1995, and this has served as a great boost to the economy. The ski resorts have increased in popularity, and many of the Olympic venues scattered across the Wasatch Front continue to be used for sporting events. This also spurred the development of the light-rail system in the Salt Lake Valley, known as TRAX, and the re-construction of the freeway system around the city. Alta Ski Area, one of the worlds premier ski resorts, is located in the Wasatch Mountains just east of Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Salt Lake Valley from space. ... TRAX Sandy train at the Gallivan Plaza stop in Downtown Salt Lake City TRAX is a two-line light rail system in Utahs Salt Lake Valley, serving Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Murray, Midvale and Sandy. ...


During the late 20th century, the state grew quickly. In the 1970s, growth was phenomenal in the suburbs. Sandy was one of the fastest-growing cities in the country at that time. Today, many areas of Utah are seeing phenomenal growth. Northern Davis, southern and western Salt Lake, Summit, eastern Tooele, Utah, Wasatch, and Washington counties are all growing very quickly. Transportation and urbanization are major issues in politics as development consumes agricultural land and wilderness areas. A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... For the Davis County Cooperative Society, see Latter Day Church of Christ. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Summit is a city located in Iron County, Utah. ... Tooele County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... For the movement of people or objects, see transport. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 11,380
1860 40,273 253.9%
1870 86,336 114.4%
1880 143,963 66.7%
1890 210,779 46.4%
1900 276,749 31.3%
1910 373,351 34.9%
1920 449,396 20.4%
1930 507,847 13.0%
1940 550,310 8.4%
1950 688,862 25.2%
1960 890,627 29.3%
1970 1,059,273 18.9%
1980 1,461,037 37.9%
1990 1,722,850 17.9%
2000 2,233,169 29.6%
Est. 2007[19] 2,645,330 18.5%
Utah Population Density Map
Utah Population Density Map

The center of population of Utah is located in Utah County in the city of Lehi.[20] As of July 1, 2007 the Census Bureau estimated Utah had a population of 2,645,300, an increase of 65,000.[19] The Utah Population Estimate Committee placed Utah's population at 2,699,554, an increase of 84,125 people.[21] The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Utah_population_map. ... Image File history File links Utah_population_map. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Lehi is a city in Utah County, Utah, in the United States. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Much of the population lives in cities and towns along the Wasatch Front, a metropolitan region that runs north-south with the Wasatch Mountains rising on the eastern side. The rest of the state is mostly rural or wilderness. Utah has a higher percentage of people sharing a single religious denomination than any other state. The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) is a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ...

Utah county boundaries
Utah county boundaries

Utah contains 5 metropolitan areas (Logan, Ogden-Clearfield, Salt Lake City, Provo-Orem, and St. George), and 5 micropolitan areas (Brigham City, Heber, Vernal, Price, and Cedar City). Download high resolution version (1700x2199, 48 KB)Utah County Boundries. ... Download high resolution version (1700x2199, 48 KB)Utah County Boundries. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. ... Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir Heber is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. ... A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the east end of Vernal. ... Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ...


The St. George metropolitan area is currently the second-fastest growing in the country after the Las Vegas metropolitan area, while the Heber micropolitan area is also the second-fastest growing in the country (behind Palm Coast, Florida).[22] The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... Palm Coast is a city in Flagler County, Florida, United States. ...


Race and ancestry

Demographics of Utah (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native — NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 95.20% 1.14% 1.84% 2.20% 0.97%
2000 (Hispanic only) 8.62% 0.16% 0.26% 0.08% 0.05%
2005 (total population) 95.01% 1.32% 1.69% 2.40% 0.95%
2005 (Hispanic only) 10.39% 0.23% 0.26% 0.10% 0.05%
Growth 2000–2005 (total population) 10.37% 28.78% 2.04% 21.00% 8.53%
Growth 2000–2005 (non-Hispanic only) 8.09% 23.37% 0.78% 20.69% 8.43%
Growth 2000–2005 (Hispanic only) 33.30% 61.74% 9.53% 28.88% 10.45%

The largest ancestry groups in the state are: Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...

Most Utahns are of Northern European descent.[23] English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. ... German Americans (German Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of ethnic German ancestry and currently form the largest ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population. ... Distribution of Danish Americans according to the 2000 census Danish Americans are Americans of Danish descent. ... Scottish Americans or Scots Americans are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates in the northwest European nation of Scotland. ... Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ...


Religion

The LDS Salt Lake Temple, the primary attraction in the city's Temple Square.
The LDS Salt Lake Temple, the primary attraction in the city's Temple Square.
Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral (Greek Orthodox Church), Salt Lake City.

A majority of the state's residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons or the LDS Church. As of 2007, the percentage of Utahns that are counted as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is 60.7 percent of the state's population.[24] The Salt Lake Tribune has projected that Latter-day Saints may no longer be a majority in the state, not just the case in Salt Lake City, as early as 2030.[24] Handsome picture of the Salt Lake Temple from the Dutch wikipedia taken by Bjørn Graabek April 7, 2003. ... Handsome picture of the Salt Lake Temple from the Dutch wikipedia taken by Bjørn Graabek April 7, 2003. ... The Salt Lake Temple is the largest (of more than 120) and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... This photo of Temple Square, circa 1897, shows that the plot housed the tallest buildings in Salt Lake City at the time, namely the Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle and Assembly Hall. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Front exterior of the Cathedral The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Greek Orthodox Church can refer to any of several hierarchical churches within the larger group of mutually recognizing Eastern Orthodox churches: the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, headed by the Patriarch of Constantinople, who is also the first among equals of the Eastern Orthodox Communion. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... Marquis of the Salt Lake Tribune on the Tribune Building in Downtown Salt Lake City The Salt Lake Tribune is Salt Lake City, Utahs largest-circulated local daily newspaper. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ...


The LDS Church has historically had a strong regional influence and has contributed to the state's restrictive attitude towards alcohol and gambling, while also contributing to its high birth rate (25 percent higher than the national average; the highest for a state in the U.S.).[25] Before the 1890 Manifesto, the Church's teachings of plural marriage had led to confrontation with the U.S. federal government in the Utah War.[26] The Mormons in Utah tend to have conservative views when it comes to most political issues and the majority of Utahns are registered Republicans. Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ... Gamble redirects here. ... The 1890 Manifesto, sometimes simply called The Manifesto, was a historical statement which officially renounced the practice of polygamy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church; see also Mormon). Signed on by LDS President Wilford Woodruff in September of 1890, the Manifesto was a... Plural marriage is a type of polygyny taught by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Belligerents United States Utah Territory Commanders Pres. ... Conservatism in the United States comprises a constellation of political ideologies including fiscal conservatism, free market or economic liberalism, social conservatism,[1] bioconservatism and religious conservatism,[2][3] as well as support for a strong military,[4] small government and promotion of states rights. ... GOP redirects here. ...


The self identified religious affiliations of adults (note that numbers below do not include children, thus the disparity with the percentage identified above) living in Utah are:

Totals are rounded. Pentecostal, Judaism, Church of Christ, Non-denominational, United Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, Assemblies of God, Buddhist, Bahá'í Faith, Church of God, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church each represent less than .5 percent of the population. A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and should not to be confused with the different, though similar term Latter Day Saint. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States has grown dramatically over the countrys history, from being a tiny minority faith during the time of the Thirteen Colonies to being the countrys largest profession of faith today. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an Evangelical, Protestant denomination. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      In contemporary usage, the word evangelicalism refers to a collection of religious beliefs, practices, and traditions typified by an emphasis on the Bible and on evangelism [1]. Evangelical... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alternate meanings: see Church of Christ (disambiguation). ... A non-denominational church (usually Christian) is a religious organization which does not necessarily align its mission and teachings to an established denomination. ... Disambiguation: This article is about the United States denomination known as United Church of Christ. ... Jehovahs Witnesses (JW) are members of a worldwide Christian denomination. ... For other uses, see Assemblies of God (disambiguation). ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... This article is about the generally recognized global religious community. ... Church of God is a name used by numerous, mostly unrelated bodies, most of which descend from either Pentecostal/Holiness or Adventist traditions. ... The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[3]) Church is a Protestant Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the Sabbath. ...


Age and sex

Due to its high total birth rate (highest of any state in the U.S.), Utah has the youngest population of any state.


The age distribution in Utah is:

  • 9.4 percent under age 5
  • 32.2 percent under age 18
  • 59.3 percent ages 18 through 64
  • 8.5 percent 65 or older

The gender makeup of Utah is:

  • 49.9 percent female
  • 50.1 percent male

Economy

Utah Quarter released 2007.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a major tourist attraction
Bryce Canyon National Park is a major tourist attraction
Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon between Orem and Heber City.
Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon between Orem and Heber City.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the gross state product of Utah in 2004 was $82.6 billion. The per capita personal income was $26,606 in 2004. Major industries of Utah include: mining, cattle ranching, salt production, and government services. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 328 pixelsFull resolution (3827 × 1570 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 328 pixelsFull resolution (3827 × 1570 pixel, file size: 5. ... Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 222 KB) Bridal Veil Falls by David Jolley File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 222 KB) Bridal Veil Falls by David Jolley File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1640 KB) Summary Own work Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Snow Snowboard Skiing Ski Utah Snowboarding Ski resort Snowbird ski resort Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1640 KB) Summary Own work Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Snow Snowboard Skiing Ski Utah Snowboarding Ski resort Snowbird ski resort Metadata This file... Inside the Snowbird Cliff Lodge Snowbird is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the U.S. state of Utah on the eastern border of the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy in the Little Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch mountain range in the Rocky Mountains. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ...


According to the 2007 State New Economy Index, Utah is ranked the top state in the nation for Economic Dynamism, determined by

"The degree to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, information technology-driven and innovation-based."

In eastern Utah petroleum production is a major industry.[27] Near Salt Lake City, petroleum refining is done by a number of oil companies. In central Utah, coal production accounts for much of the mining activity.


Utah collects personal income tax within 6 income brackets. The state sales tax has a base rate of 4.65 percent,[28] with cities and counties levying additional local sales taxes that vary among the municipalities. Property taxes are assessed and collected locally. Utah does not charge intangible property taxes and does not impose an inheritance tax. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ... Intangible assets are defined as those non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured and which are created through time and/or effort. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Tourism

Tourism is a major industry in Southern Utah, with Utah's five national parks (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion) and many other attractions. In Moab mountain biking is a popular sport. Research, information technology development, and service based industries are important economic activities along the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo corridor. Utah is also noted for its ski resorts, near Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, Provo, and Cedar City (Brian Head). Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. ... Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... A portion of the Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon View from the Green River Overlook View from the Grand Viewpoint Overlook Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, with washer-woman arch in background Canyonlands National Park, located near Moab, Utah and the Arches National Park, was designated as a National Park... Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. ... Zion Canyon as seen from the top of Angels Landing at sunset Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. ... For other instances of Moab, see Moab (disambiguation). ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ...


Utah also hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The ski resorts in the northern Wasatch Range, the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Great Salt Lake, the five national parks in the south, and cultural attractions such as Temple Square, Sundance Film Festival, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival are among the most visited. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... Bonneville Salt Flats The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 121 km² (47 mi²) salt flat in northwestern Utah. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere,[1] the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world,[2] and the 33rd largest lake on Earth. ... This photo of Temple Square, circa 1897, shows that the plot housed the tallest buildings in Salt Lake City at the time, namely the Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle and Assembly Hall. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The Utah Shakespearean Festival is a festival of repertory productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other dramatists. ...

Bingham Canyon Mine southwest of Salt Lake City.

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Mining

Beginning in the late 19th century with the state's mining boom (including the Bingham Canyon Mine, among the world's largest open pit mines), companies attracted large numbers of immigrants (of diverse faiths) with job opportunities. Since the days of the Utah Territory mining has played a major role in Utah's economy. Historical mining towns include Mercur in Tooele County, Silver Reef in Washington County, Eureka in Juab County, and Park City in Summit County were characteristic of the boom and bust cycle that dominated mining towns of the American West. During the early part of the Cold War era, uranium was mined in eastern Utah. Today mining activity still plays a major role in the state's economy. Minerals mined in Utah include copper, gold, silver, molybdenum, zinc, lead, and beryllium. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas.[29] The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mine extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in the Oquirrh Mountains. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... Mercur is a historical hard rock mining ghost town located at in Tooele County, Utah, USA. Its elevation from sea level is approximately 2,042m. ... Eureka is a city located in Juab County, Utah. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


Transportation

Further information: List of Utah State Routes and Utah Transit Authority
Utah state welcome sign
Utah state welcome sign

Interstate 15 is the main interstate highway in the state, entering from Arizona and spanning the state north-south, entering Idaho near Portage. It serves the primary population centers of the state, running past St. George and its suburbs (collectively known as Dixie) and Cedar City, and then spans the length of the Wasatch Front north-south, past such major cities as Provo, Orem, Sandy, West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Layton, and Ogden. The U.S. State of Utah maintains a state highway system throughout the state. ... UTA bus at a stop The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a public transportation system throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah. ... Image File history File links Utah. ... Image File history File links Utah. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Portage is a town located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ...


Interstate 80 spans the northern portion of the state west-east. It enters from Nevada at Wendover, traverses Salt Lake City (briefly merging with I-15 west of Downtown), then crosses the Wasatch Range, entering Wyoming just before reaching Evanston. Interstate 84 splits from I-80 at Echo, heading west through the Wasatch Range and joining I-15 southwest of Ogden. The two interstates stay merged until Tremonton, where I-84 heads northwest, entering Idaho near Snowville. Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Wendover is a city located in Tooele County, Utah. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Downtown Salt Lake City is the oldest district in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Evanston is a city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. ... Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway that runs from an intersection with Interstate 5 at Portland, Oregon to an intersection with Interstate 80[1] at Echo, Utah—roughly the same route as the Oregon Trail. ... Echo is a town located in the state of Utah. ... For the county, see Wasatch County, Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Tremonton is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Snowville is a town located in Box Elder County, Utah. ...


Interstate 70 splits from I-15 at Cove Fort, heading east through the mountains, past Richfield, and then east into Colorado west of Grand Junction, traversing desolate desert terrain and serving the various national parks and national monuments of southern Utah. The stretch of I-70 between Salina and Green River is the longest stretch of interstate in the country without any services. Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Cove Fort is a city located in the state of Utah. ... Richfield is highlighted in red Richfield is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Utah, in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Mt. ... Salina is a city in Sevier County, Utah, United States. ... Green River is a city in Utah. ...

U.S. Highway 6 in Emery County.
U.S. Highway 6 in Emery County.

A light rail system in the Salt Lake Valley, known as TRAX, consists of two lines, one providing access from Downtown Salt Lake City south to Sandy, and the other heading east to the University of Utah. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA), which operates TRAX, also operates a bus system that stretches across the Wasatch Front and into Tooele, and also provides winter service to the ski resorts east of Salt Lake City. Several bus companies provide access to the ski resorts in winter, and local bus companies also serve Logan, St. George and Cedar City. The Legacy Highway is a freeway that is currently under construction in southern Davis County to relieve congestion on I-15 through the area. A commuter rail line, named FrontRunner, is under construction between Salt Lake City and Pleasant View, north of Ogden. Both of these projects are expected to be completed in spring 2008. FrontRunner is expected to eventually span the Wasatch Front from Brigham City in the north to Payson in the south. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 653 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) U.S. Highway 6 Emery County, Utah 2007 by David Jolley. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 653 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) U.S. Highway 6 Emery County, Utah 2007 by David Jolley. ... Salt Lake Valley from space. ... TRAX Sandy train at the Gallivan Plaza stop in Downtown Salt Lake City TRAX is a two-line light rail system in Utahs Salt Lake Valley, serving Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Murray, Midvale and Sandy. ... Downtown Salt Lake City is the oldest district in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... UTA bus at a stop The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a public transportation system throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah. ... Tooele (pronounced ) is a city in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... Legacy Highway is the name of a freeway in Utah that is planned to ultimately run from Brigham City in the north down the western side of the Wasatch Front to Nephi in the south. ... For the Davis County Cooperative Society, see Latter Day Church of Christ. ... FrontRunner is a commuter rail line being built by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to serve the Wasatch Front area of Utah. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Pleasant View is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. ... Payson is a city in Utah County, Utah, in the United States. ...


Salt Lake City International Airport is the only international airport in the state and serves as a hub of Delta Air Lines. In 2005 it was ranked 1st in on-time departures and 2nd in on-time arrivals in the country, and consistently ranks in the top 10 for customer service. Canyonlands Field (near Moab), Cedar City Regional Airport, St. George Municipal Airport, and Vernal-Uintah County Airport all provide limited commercial air service to various regional destinations, as well (Vernal-Uintah County is only served by Salt Lake International). Ground has recently been broken on creating a new, larger regional airport for St. George, due to the rapidly-growing population and the lack of room for expansion for the current airport. Completion is expected in 2010. SkyWest Airlines is also based in St. George. Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Canyonlands Field (IATA: CNY, ICAO: KCNY) is a public airport located 18 miles (29 km) northwest of the city of Moab in Grand County, Utah, USA. The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is served by one commercial airline. ... For other instances of Moab, see Moab (disambiguation). ... Cedar City Regional Airport (IATA: CDC, ICAO: KCDC) is a public airport located in Cedar City, Utah. ... St. ... Vernal - Uintah County Airport (IATA: VEL, ICAO: KVEL), also known as Vernal Airport, is a public airport located one mile (1. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ...


Law and government

Utah State Symbols
Living Symbols
 -Bird California Gull
 -Fish Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
 -Flower Sego Lily
 -Grass Indian ricegrass
 -Insect European Honey Bee
 -Mammal Rocky Mountain Elk
 -Tree Blue Spruce
Dance Square Dance
Dinosaur Allosaurus
Gemstone Topaz
Mineral Copper
Rock Coal
Ship(s) USS Utah (BB-31)
Slogan(s) "Life Elevated"
Song(s) Utah, This is the Place
Tartan Utah State Tartan
Route Marker(s)
Utah Route Marker
Quarter

2007
See Also
Further information: List of Utah GovernorsList of Utah State LegislaturesUtah State Senate, and Utah State House of Representatives

Utah government, like most U.S. states, is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The current governor of Utah is Jon Huntsman, Jr. The governor is elected for a four year term. The Utah State Legislature consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. State senators serve four year terms and representatives two year terms. The Utah Legislature meets each year in January for an annual forty-five day session. The Utah Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Utah. It consists of five justices, who are appointed by the governor, and then subject to retention election. The Utah Court of Appeals handles cases from the trial courts.[30] Trial level courts are the district courts and justice courts. All justices and judges, like those on the Utah Supreme Court, are subject to retention election after appointment. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Larus californicus (Lawrence, 1854) Subspecies Lawrence, 1854 Great Basin California Gull Jehl, 1987 Great Plains Galifornia Gull The California Gull, Larus californicus, is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Trinomial name Oncorhynchus clarki utah (Suckley, 1874) The Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki utah) is a subspecies of Cutthroat trout that once inhabited the Late Pleistocene-aged Lake Bonneville of Utah, eastern Nevada, and Southern Idaho (USA). ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ State Flower of Alabama. ... Binomial name Calochortus nuttallii Torr. ... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Binomial name Oryzopsis hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Oryzopsis hymenoides, a native perennial bunchgrass, was officially recognized as the Utah state grass in 1990 (Utah Code). ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state butterflies be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies North-west of Europe South-west of Europe Middle East Africa Synonyms Apis mellifica Linnaeus, 1761 The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. ... A state mammal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Elk (disambiguation). ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: | | ... Binomial name Picea pungens Engelm. ... This is a list of official U.S. state dances:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Square dance is often used as a general term for modern Western square dance. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into State fossil. ... Species type (Marsh, 1878) Paul, 1987 Mateus , 2006 jimmadseni Chure, 2000 vide Glut, 2003 Synonyms Creosaurus Marsh, 1878 Labrosaurus Marsh, 1879 Camptonotus Marsh, 1879  ?Epanterias Cope, 1878 Allosaurus (IPA: ) was a large (up to 11. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... This article is about the mineral or gemstone. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal is a fossil fuel formed in ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... This is a list of offical state ships as designated by each states legislature. ... USS Utah (BB-31), a Florida-class dreadnought battleship, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the US State of Utah. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Utah, This is the Place is the state song of Utah. ... This is a list of official U.S. state tartans: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Highways in the United States are split into at least four different types of systems. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... These are lists of U.S. state insignia as designated by tradition or the respective state legislatures List of U.S. state amphibians List of U.S. state beverages List of U.S. state birds List of U.S. state butterflies List of U.S. state colors List of U... List of Utah Governors Heber M. Wells Republican 1896-1905 John C. Cutler Republican 1905-1909 William Spry Republican 1909-1917 Simon Bamberger Democrat 1917-1921 Charles R. Mabey Republican 1921-1925 George H. Dern Democrat 1925-1933 Henry H. Blood Democrat 1933-1941 Herbert B. Maw Democrat 1941-1949... This is a list of the legislatures of Utah since statehood in 1896. ... The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature. ... Utah State House Seal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Utah State Capitol, home of the Utah State Legislature. ... The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature. ... Utah State House Seal. ... The Utah Supreme Court is the highest court in the state of Utah. ... This article should belong in one or more categories. ...


Early suffrage

Utah granted full voting rights to women in 1870, 26 years before becoming a state. Among all U.S. states, only Wyoming granted suffrage to women earlier.[31] However, in 1887 the Edmunds-Tucker Act was passed by Congress in an effort to curtail excessive Mormon influence in the territorial government. One of the provisions of the Act was the repeal of suffrage; full suffrage was not returned until Utah was admitted to the Union in 1896. Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning vote) is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... The term womens suffrage refers to an economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage — the right to vote — to women. ... The Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887 touched all the issues at dispute between Congress and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...


Constitution

The constitution of Utah was enacted in 1895. Notably, the constitution outlawed polygamy and reestablished the territorial practice of women's suffrage. Utah's Constitution has been amended many times since its inception.[32] Polygamy has been a feature of human culture since earliest history. ... Amend redirects here. ...


Other laws

Utah is also one of only two states in the United States to outlaw all forms of gambling; the other is Hawaii. Utah is an alcoholic beverage control state. The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulates the sale of alcohol; wine and spirituous liquors may only be purchased at state liquor stores, and local laws may prohibit the sale of beer and other alcoholic beverages on Sundays. Utah is also noted to be the only state in the union that permits firearms to be legally carried into schools. Gamble redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ... The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is an agency of the government of the U.S. state of Utah. ...


Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 71% 663,742 26% 241,199
2000 67% 512,168 26% 201,734
1996 54% 361,911 33% 221,633
1992 43% 322,632 25% 183,429
1988 66% 428,442 32% 207,343
The Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City.
The Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City.
The Scott Matheson Courthouse is the seat of the Utah Supreme Court
The Scott Matheson Courthouse is the seat of the Utah Supreme Court

Historically, politics in Utah have been controversial, such as the Federal government versus the LDS Church on the issue of polygamy. The LDS Church renounced polygamy in 1890, and in 1896 Utah gained admission to the Union. Many new people settled the area soon after the Mormon pioneers. Relations have often been strained between the LDS population and the non-LDS population.[33] These tensions played a large part in Utah's history, such as (Liberal Party vs. People's Party). GOP redirects here. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 309 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Utah State Supreme Court building. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 309 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Utah State Supreme Court building. ... The Liberal Party believed the economic future of Utah Territory lay in mining, and Utah miners—typically non-Mormon—were key Liberal Party voters. ... The Peoples Party was a political party in Utah Territory during the late 1800s. ...


The current governor of Utah is Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.,[34] a member of the Republican Party. He is a proponent of a flat tax,[35] an opponent to same-sex marriage, while supporting the creation of a reciprocal beneficiary status for same-sex couples,[36] and an opponent to intelligent design being taught in the classroom.[37] He also receives high approval ratings from across the Utah political spectrum.[38] Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A flat tax, also called a proportional tax, is a system that taxes all entities in a class (typically either citizens or corporations) at the same rate (as a proportion on income), as opposed to a graduated, or progressive, scheme. ... International recognition Civil unions and domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated Civil unions legal, same-sex marriage debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage, also called gay... For other uses, see Intelligent design (disambiguation). ...


Both of Utah's U.S. Senators, Orrin Hatch and Robert Foster Bennett, are Republican. Two more Republicans, Rob Bishop and Chris Cannon, as well as one member of the Democratic Party, Jim Matheson, represent Utah in the United States House of Representatives. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Robert Foster Bob Bennett (born September 18, 1933) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah. ... Robert William Rob Bishop (born July 13, 1951) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. ... Christopher Black Cannon (born October 20, 1950) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the Republican Party, representing the third district of Utah (map), since 1997. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... James David Jim Matheson (born March 21, 1960) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the second district of Utah since 2001 (map). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party...


While the church maintains an official policy of neutrality in regards to political parties and candidates,[39] Utah votes predominately Republican. Self-identified Latter-day Saints are more likely to vote for Republican ticket than non-Mormons, and Utah is one of the most Republican states in the nation.[40] The connection between the LDS Church and the Republican Party of Utah is controversial. The Utah State Republican Party works to elect Republicans to office in the state ofUtah. ...


In the 1970s, then-Apostle Ezra Taft Benson was quoted by the Associated Press that it would be difficult for a faithful Latter-day Saint to be a liberal Democrat.[41] Although the LDS Church has officially repudiated such statements on many occasions, Democratic candidates—including LDS Democrats—believe that Republicans capitalize on the perception that the Republican Party is doctrinally superior.[42] Political scientist and pollster Dan Jones explains this disparity by noting that the national Democratic Party is associated with progressive positions on gay rights and abortion that make Latter-day Saints uncomfortable.[43] The Republican Party in heavily Mormon Utah County presents itself as the superior choice for Latter-day Saints. Even though Democratic candidate are predominantly LDS, socially conservative, and pro-life, no Democrat has won in Utah county since 1994.[44] David Magleby, dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Brigham Young University, a lifelong Democrat and a political analyst, asserts that the Republican Party actually has more conservative positions than the LDS Church. Magleby argues that the locally conservative Democrats are in better accord with LDS doctrine.[45] For example, the Republican Party of Utah opposes almost all abortions while Utah Democrats take a more liberal approach, although more conservative than their national counterparts. On Second Amendment issues, the state GOP has been at odds with the LDS Church position opposing concealed firearms in places of worship. The current Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church. ... Ezra Taft Benson (August 4, 1899 – May 30, 1994) was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1985 until his death. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of 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. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights declares a well-regulated militia as being necessary to the security of a free State and prohibits infringement of the right of the people to keep and bear...


In 1998 the Church expressed concern that Utahns perceived the Republican Party as an LDS institution and authorized lifelong Democrat and Seventy Marlin Jensen to promote LDS bipartisanship.[41] In Mormonism, a Quorum of the Seventy is one of a group of up to seventy traveling ministers charged with the mission of preaching to the entire world, under the direction of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. ...

Governor elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 57% 473,814 42% 350,841
2000 56% 422,357 43% 320,141
1996 75% 500,293 24% 155,294
Senator Bennett results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 69% 626,640 28% 258,955
1998 64% 33%
Senator Hatch results
Year Republican Democratic
2006 NA NA
2000 66% 501,925 32% 241,129
Salt Lake County Mayor
Year Republican Democratic
2004 44% 144,928 48% 157,287
2000 52% 158,787 47% 144,011

About 80 percent of Utah's Legislature are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[46] while they account for 61 percent of the population.[24] GOP redirects here. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


In 2006, the legislature passed legislation aimed at banning joint-custody for a non-biological parent of a child. The custody measure passed the legislature and was vetoed by the governor, a reciprocal benefits supporter.


Carbon County's Democrats are generally made up of members of the large Greek, Italian,and Southeastern European communities, whose ancestors migrated in the early 1900s to work in the extensive mining industry. The views common amongst this group are heavily influenced by labor politics, particularly of the New Deal Era.[47] Balkan redirects here. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... This article is about the policy program of US President Franklin D Roosevelt. ...


The Democrats of Summit County are the by-product of the migration of wealthy families from California in the 1990s to the ski resort town of Park City; their views are generally supportive of the economic policies favored by unions and the social policies favored by the liberals. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ...


The state's most Republican areas tend to be Utah County, which is the home to Brigham Young University and Provo, and nearly all the rural counties.[48][49] These areas generally hold socially conservative views in line with that of the national Religious Right. Utah County is a county located in the state of 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. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The state has not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964. Historically, Republican presidential nominees score one of their best margins of victory here. Utah was the Republicans' best state in the 1976,[50] 1980,[51] 1984,[52] 1988,[53] 1996,[54] 2000,[55] and 2004[56] elections. In 1992, Utah was the only state in the nation where Democratic candidate Bill Clinton finished behind both Republican candidate George H. W. Bush and Independent candidate Ross Perot.[57] In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won every county in the state and Utah gave him his largest margin of victory of any state. He won the state's 5 electoral votes by a margin of 46 percentage points with 71.5 percent of the vote. In the 1996 Presidential elections the Republican candidate received a smaller 54 percent of the vote while the Democrat earned 34 percent.[58] Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ...


Important cities and towns

Salt Lake City
Logan
Logan
Ogden
Ogden
Park City
Provo
Provo
Sandy
Sandy
St. George
St. George
See also: Utah locations by per capita income

Utah's population is concentrated in two areas, the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, with a population of approximately 2 million; and southwestern Utah, locally known as "Dixie", with nearly 150,000 residents. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1456x1004, 1982 KB) Summary Salt Lake City, UT USA Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1456x1004, 1982 KB) Summary Salt Lake City, UT USA Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 792 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1229 × 931 pixel, file size: 390 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Logan from foothills of Cache Valley, Utah by David Jolley 2007. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 792 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1229 × 931 pixel, file size: 390 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Logan from foothills of Cache Valley, Utah by David Jolley 2007. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 343 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Ogden, Utah July 24, 2007. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 343 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Ogden, Utah July 24, 2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 09-17-04i. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 09-17-04i. ... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1286 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1286 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Alpine Alta Altamont Alton Amalga American Fork Annabella Antimony Aurora Ballard Bear River City Beaver Bicknell Big Water Blanding Bluffdale Boulder Bountiful Brian Head Brigham City Cannonville Canyon Rim Castle Dale Castle Valley Cedar City Cedar Fort Cedar Hills Centerfield Centerville Charleston Circleville Clarkston Clawson Clearfield Cleveland Clinton Coalville Corinne... This is a list ranking the top thirty cities in the state of Utah according to total population. ... Utah has the thirty-ninth highest per capita income in the United States of America, at $18,185 (2000). ... The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ...


According the 2000 Census, Utah was the fourth fastest growing state (at 29.6 percent) in the United States between 1990 and 2000. St. George, in the southwest, is the second-fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States, trailing Greeley, Colorado. Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... The City of Greeley is a Home Rule Municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. ...


The state's two fastest growing counties are: Summit (at 91.6 percent; ranking it 8th in the country) and Washington (at 86.1 percent; ranking it 12th). The cities (defined as having at least 9,000 residents in 2000) that saw the greatest increases between 1990 and 2000 were: Draper (248 percent), South Jordan (141 percent), Lehi (125 percent), Riverton (122 percent), and Syracuse (102 percent). Between 1990 and 2000 the five fastest-growing cities of any size were Cedar Hills (302 percent), Draper (248 percent), Woodland Hills (213 percent), Ivins (173 percent), and South Jordan (141 percent). According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the five fastest-growing cities of any size between 2000 and 2005 were Herriman (637 percent), Saratoga Springs (548 percent), Eagle Mountain (380 percent), Cedar Hills (152 percent), and Syracuse (91 percent). Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Draper is a city in Salt Lake County and Utah County, Utah, United States, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... South Jordan Towne Center South Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Lehi is a city in Utah County, Utah, in the United States. ... Riverton is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. ... Cedar Hills is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ... Draper is a city in Salt Lake County and Utah County, Utah, United States, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Woodland Hills is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ... Ivins is a town located in Washington County, Utah. ... South Jordan Towne Center South Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Herriman is a city located in the southwest part of Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Saratoga Springs is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ... Townhomes in Eagle Mountain, Utah. ... Cedar Hills is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ... Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. ...

Utah
Rank
City Population
(2006)
within
city limits
Land
area
Population
density
(/mi²)
Population
density
(/km²)
County
1 Salt Lake City 178,858 109.1 sq mi (283 km²) 1,666.1 630 Salt Lake
2 West Valley City 118,917 35.4 sq mi (92 km²) 3,076.3 1236 Salt Lake
3 Provo 115,135 39.6 sq mi (103 km²) 2,653.2 1106 Utah
4 West Jordan 101,638 30.9 sq mi (80 km²) 2,211.3 1143 Salt Lake
5 Sandy 94,203 22.3 sq mi (58 km²) 3,960.5 1551 Salt Lake
6 Orem 92,176 18.4 sq mi (48 km²) 4,572.6 1881 Utah
7 Ogden 78,086 26.6 sq mi (69 km²) 2,899.2 1137 Weber
8 Layton 68,017 20.7 sq mi (54 km²) 2,823.9 1153 Davis
9 St. George 67,614 64.4 sq mi (167 km²) 771.2 385 Washington
10 Taylorsville 60,100 10.7 sq mi (28 km²) 5,376.1 2094 Salt Lake
Combined statistical area Population
(2004)
Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield
comprised of:
Salt Lake City and Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Areas and
Brigham City and Heber Micropolitan Areas (as listed below)
1,559,230
Utah
Rank
Metropolitan area Population
(2004)
U.S.
Rank
Counties
1 Salt Lake City* 1,018,826 50 Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit
2 Ogden-Clearfield* 477,455 101 Weber, Davis, Morgan
3 Provo-Orem 412,361 112 Utah
4 St. George 109,924 318 Washington
5 Logan 109,666 320 Cache, Franklin (Idaho)
  • Until 2003, the Salt Lake City and Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan areas were considered as a single metropolitan area.[59]
Utah
Rank
Micropolitan area Population
(2004)
U.S.
Rank
1 Brigham City 44,810 280
2 Cedar City 36,285 386
3 Vernal 26,671 495
4 Price 19,689 550
5 Heber 18,139 560

The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Provo is a Utah city about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. ... Utah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... Utah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Ogden is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... For the Davis County Cooperative Society, see Latter Day Church of Christ. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Clearfield is the name of some places in the United States of America: Clearfield, Iowa Clearfield, Pennsylvania Clearfield, Utah Clearfield, Wisconsin Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Clearfield Township, North Dakota Clearfield Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania Clearfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania Clearfield Township, Wisconsin Category: ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Tooele County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ... For the Davis County Cooperative Society, see Latter Day Church of Christ. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Brigham City is a city in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the east end of Vernal. ... Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. ... Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir Heber is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. ...

Colleges and Universities

, 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. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... CEU Prehistoric Museum (©2001 SW Clyde, courtesy of byways. ... Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. ... Dixie State College of Utah (also Dixie College or the Dixie State; started by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 19, 1911 under the name St. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... Murray is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. ... ITT Technical Institute (often shortened to ITT Tech) is a private, for-profit, nationally accredited technical institute with over 85 campuses in over 30 states of the United States. ... Murray is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... LDS Business College (LDSBC) is a two-year college in Salt Lake City, Utah, focused on training students in business and industry. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Neumont University (formerly Northface) is a college located in South Jordan, Utah that offers a unique education in computer science. ... South Jordan Towne Center South Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Salt Lake Community College, often abbreviated SLCC and referred to locally as Slick, is the largest two-year community college in Utah. ... Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Snow College is a rural, two-year state college located in Ephraim, Utah. ... Ephraim is a city located in Sanpete County, Utah. ... Richfield is highlighted in red Richfield is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Utah, in the United States. ... Southern Utah University, or SUU, is located in Cedar City, Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... Stevens-Henager College was founded in 1891 as a business college. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Utah State University (USU) is a public land-grant university whose main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Panoramic view of the UVSC campus Utah Valley State College or UVSC, is a publicly-funded college located in Orem, Utah. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... Weber State University is a public university located in the city of Ogden in Weber County, Utah, USA. There is also a Davis County satellite campus located in Layton. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... Western Governors University (WGU) is a non-profit, online university that specializes in adult education. ... Westminster College, Salt Lake City, or simply Westminster College is a four year accredited liberal arts college located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It also offers four graduate programs. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ...

Sports

The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association play in the EnergySolutions Arena[60] in Salt Lake City. Utah is the least populous U.S. state to have a major professional sports league franchise, although the District of Columbia has fewer people. Other teams include the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... NBA redirects here. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena EnergySolutions Arena City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Head Coach Danny White ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles none Wild Card berths 2: 2006 & 2007 The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team based in Salt Lake City... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...

See also List of professional sports teams in Utah Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname RSL, Real, Red & Blue Army Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT Coach Jason Kreis, 2007— Owner SCP Worldwide First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Columbus Crew Stadium opened in 1999 as the first of a growing number of American stadiums built for soccer Soccer-specific stadium (SSS) is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Class-Level Triple-A Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1994-Present) Pacific Conference - North Division Major League affiliation Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2001-Present) Minnesota Twins (1994-2000) Name Salt Lake Bees (2006-Present) Salt Lake Stingers (2002-2005) Salt Lake Buzz (1994-2001) Ballpark Franklin Covey Field... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Franklin Covey Field is a stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League. ... Pioneers | logo = PioneerLeague. ... Lindquist Field is a stadium in Casper, Wyoming. ... Orem Owlz The Orem Owlz are a farm team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball franchise. ... Pioneers | logo = PioneerLeague. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... The Utah Grizzlies are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City, Utah, USA at the E Center. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The E Center is a 10,100-seat multi-purpose arena in West Valley City, Utah, southwest of Salt Lake City. ... West Valley City seal West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena EnergySolutions Arena City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Head Coach Danny White ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles none Wild Card berths 2: 2006 & 2007 The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team based in Salt Lake City... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... The Minor League Football Association ( MLFA ) is a full contact outdoor semi-pro minor league American football league, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ... Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Miscellaneous


Panoramic view of the salt flats of the Great Salt Lake Desert.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2696x400, 102 KB) Summary Panoramic view from Pilot Peak, Nevada, looking from northeast (left) to south (right) into the Great Salt Lake Desert. ... Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in the states of Wyoming and Utah. ... The Great Heart of Timpanogos Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a cave system in the Wasatch mountains near American Fork, Utah, in the United States. ... This article is about the lake along the Utah-Idaho border. ... Jordanelle Reservoir is the most recently built dam in Wasatch County, Utah, located just north of Heber. ... Strawberry Reservoir is a large reservoir in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Rockport Reservoir, also called Wanship Reservoir, is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder riding off cornice Snowboarding contributes greatly to the economies of ski resorts Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... USS Utah (BB-31), a Florida-class dreadnought battleship, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the US State of Utah. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... The Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) is the rocket that provides 83% of liftoff thrust for the Space Shuttle. ... A Trident C-4 FBM launches and fires its Thiokol solid rocket first stage Thiokol (variously Thiokol Chemical Company, Morton-Thiokol Inc. ... ATK is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including: ATKingdom, a pornography website Alliant Techsystems, a defense contractor Accessibility Toolkit, part of the GIMP Toolkit development project This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Prozac, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, Venlafaxine An antidepressant is a psychiatric medication or other substance (nutrient or herb) used for alleviating depression or dysthymia (milder depression). ... 19th century Heroin bottle This article is about the drug classification. ... An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ... The anticonvulsants, sometimes also called antiepileptics, belong to a diverse group of pharmaceuticals used in prevention of the occurrence of epileptic seizures. ... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. ... Illegitimacy is the status that was once commonly ascribed to individuals born to parents who were not married. ... Parental notification is the legal requirement that one or more parents be notified (and, typically, give consent) before their minor daughter may have an abortion. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        IRS redirects here. ... In modern usage, the practice of charity means the giving of help to those in need. ... JELL-O is a brand name belonging to USA-based Kraft Foods for a number of gelatin desserts, including fruit gels, puddings and no-bake cream pies. ... The Jello Belt, highlighted in red The Jell-O Belt is a colloquial term in American English that refers to the parts of the western United States with large populations of Latter-day Saints. ... Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) was the President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Famous Utahns

Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 - March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. ... The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey (1927-1989), published in 1975. ... Quinn Allman (born January 18, 1982 in Orem, Utah) is the guitarist for the American Rock band The Used. ... The Used is a rock band from Orem, Utah. ... Ross C. Rocky Anderson (born 1951) is the current mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ... For the kickboxer of the same name, see David Archuleta (kickboxer). ... Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 - December 27, 1988) was an American film director and Academy Award winner. ... This article is about the actress. ... Bruce Bastian is a computer programmer, co-founder of the WordPerfect Software Company (Mr. ... WordPerfect is a proprietary word processing application. ... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ... Belladonna (born Michelle Anne Sinclair[1] on May 21, 1981[2]) is an American pornographic actress. ... Ezra Taft Benson (August 4, 1899 – May 30, 1994) was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1985 until his death. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development. ... Dwight David Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), nicknamed Ike, was a five-star General in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... Robert Foster Bob Bennett (born September 18, 1933) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah. ... Jaime Bergman (born on September 23, 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) is an American model and actress who was Playboy magazines Playmate of the Month in January, 1999 and its 45th Anniversary Playmate. ... Kurt Bestor is an American composer, arranger, and performer. ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... NBA redirects here. ... John Moses Browning (January 21[1] or January 23,[2] 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed myriad varieties of weapons, cartridges, and gun mechanics, many of which are still in use around the world. ... Firearms redirects here. ... This article is about the . ... The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic handgun chambered for the . ... Allen Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934) is an American character actor. ... Nolan K. Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American electrical engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari and the Chuck E. Cheeses Pizza-Time Theaters chain. ... This article is about the corporate game company. ... The current logo for Chuck E. Cheese Pizza. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Butch Cassidy (13 April 1866 - c. ... Gary Wayne Coleman (born February 8, 1968) is an American actor. ... Church Ball is a 2006 film about a basketball team from an LDS church ward who has failed to make it into the church tournament in the past twenty years. ... Cytherea (born September 27, 1981, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States) is an American pornographic actress and model who is best known for her long-distance female ejaculation, or squirting, attained during orgasm. ... Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Ty Hubert Detmer (born October 30, 1967 in San Marcos, Texas) is a former American football quarterback who starred at Brigham Young University. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... ... Heisman redirects here. ... Andre Dyson (born May 25, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was originally a second round pick by the Tennessee Titans out of the University of Utah. ... NFL redirects here. ... Kevin Tyree Dyson (born June 23, 1975 in Logan, Utah) is an NFL wide receiver most recently with the Washington Redskins and is also known as The Music City Miracle Man. ... Marriner Stoddard Eccles (1890 - 1977) was a U.S. banker and economist. ... The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve is the head of the central bank of the United States and one of the more important decision-makers in American economic policies. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... For other persons named Harry Truman, see Harry Truman (disambiguation). ... Richard Paul Evans (born October 11, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American author. ... Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor. ... John Dennis Fitzgerald (1907- 1988) was an American author. ... The Great Brain is a series of childrens books by American author John Dennis Fitzgerald (1907-1988). ... Harvey Fletcher (September 11, 1884 - July 23, 1981) was an American physicist. ... Behind the ear aid For the song, see Flood (album). ... An audiometer is a machine used for testing hearing. ... The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, most famous for their hit singles Somebody Told Me, Mr. ... Nephi is a city located in Juab County, Utah. ... Patrick Fugit Patrick Fugit (born October 27, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American actor best known for his performance as lead role in the Cameron Crowe film, Almost Famous. ... Edwin Jacob Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... John Gilbert John Gilbert (July 10, 1899 - January 9, 1936) was an actor and major star of the silent film era. ... Wilbert L. Gore (Bill Gore) (1912 - 1986) was a chemical engineer and the main inventor of Gore-Tex. ... Goretex redirects here. ... Gordon Bitner Hinckley (born June 23, 1910) has been the fifteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since March 12, 1995. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, best known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Dark Sword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone... For other uses, see Dungeons & Dragons (disambiguation). ... The current edition Dragonlance logo, as seen on all books published in the more recent times. ... For other persons named Joe Hill, see Joe Hill (disambiguation). ... The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an international union currently headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. At its peak in 1923 the organization claimed some 100,000 members in good standing, and could marshal the support of perhaps 300,000 workers. ... Mark William Hofmann (born 7 December 1954), a disaffected member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a prolific counterfeiter who murdered two people in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salamander Letter was one of hundreds of documents concerning the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormon) that surfaced in the early 1980s. ... Derek Hough (born May 15, 1985) is an American dancer and choreographer. ... For the video game based on the American series, see Dancing with the Stars (video game) Countries with their own version Dancing with the Stars is the name for a number of international television series based on the format of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. ... Julianne Marie Hough (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer, and television celebrity, referred to by the newsmagazine 20/20 as one of the very best dancers on the planet. ... Julianne Marie Hough (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer, and television celebrity, referred to by the newsmagazine 20/20 as one of the very best dancers on the planet. ... For the video game based on the American series, see Dancing with the Stars (video game) Countries with their own version Dancing with the Stars is the name for a number of international television series based on the format of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. ... Jon M. 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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (ISBN 1400032806) is a book of investigative non-fiction written by Jon Krakauer. ... Chad Lewis (born October 5, 1971) is an American football tight end who most recently played for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Maddox (real name George Ouzounian)[1] is an American writer, humorist, satirist, magazine columnist and internet personality of Armenian descent, who currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Best Page in the Universe is a personal satirical humor website created by self-proclaimed pirate George Ouzounian, better known as Maddox, from Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Alphabet of Manliness is a New York Times Bestseller humor book written by Internet satirist and self-proclaimed pirate George Ouzounian, who is better known by his pseudonym Maddox. ... John Willard Marriott (September 17, 1900 – August 13, 1985) was an American entrepreneur and businessman. ... Marriott International, Inc. ... Kenneth Maryboy (born May 13, 1961) is an American politician for San Juan County, Utah, and the current Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the Utah Navajo Section. ... Mark Maryboy (born December 10, 1955) was an American politician for San Juan County, Utah, and a former Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the Utah Navajo Section. ... Map of the Navajo Nation The Navajo Nation (Diné in Navajo language) encompasses all things important to the Navajo. ... Robert Edward McCracken (born February 25, 1982), professionally known as Bert McCracken, is the lead singer of the American rock band The Used. ... The Used is a rock band from Orem, Utah. ... Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenage music idols in the 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kim Peek (born November 11, 1951), is a savant with a photographic or eidetic memory and developmental disabilities, possibly resulting from congenital brain abnormalities. ... Look up savant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Utah Phillips showing his membership card from the Industrial Workers of the World Bruce Utah Phillips (b. ... John Wesley Powell, second Director of the USGS. Served from 1881-1894. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Ryne Andrew Sanborn (pronounced as Rine) was born on February 3, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For other uses, see High School Musical (disambiguation). ... For the soundtrack, see High School Musical 2 (soundtrack). ... Cael Norman Sanderson (born June 20, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah), pronounced kale, is an American wrestler and current head wrestling coach at Iowa State University. ... Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft KBE (born March 19, 1925 in Ogden, Utah), USAF (Ret. ... The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, serves as the chief advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... SHeDAISY is an American country music group composed of three Osborn sisters: Kristyn Robyn (b. ... Elizabeth Ann Smart (born 1987) was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah bedroom on June 5, 2002 at the age of 14. ... Branden Steineckert (born April 21, 1978), is the drummer for the punk rock band Rancid. ... Rancid is a punk band, formed in 1991 in Albany, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. ... The Used is a rock band from Orem, Utah. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Wallace Earle Stegner (1909-1993) was an American novelist and environmentalist. ... LeConte Stewart (born 1891 in Glenwood, Utah; died 1990 in Kaysville, Utah) was a Mormon artist primarily known for his landscapes of rural Utah. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... 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Branding

The state of Utah relies heavily on income from tourists and travelers taking advantage of the state's ski resorts and natural beauty, and thus the need to "brand" Utah and create an impression of the state throughout the world has led to several state slogans, the most famous of which being "The Greatest Snow on Earth", which has been in use in Utah officially since 1975 (although the slogan was in unofficial use as early as 1962) and now adorns nearly 50 percent of the state's license plates. In 2001, Utah Governor Mike Leavitt approved a new state slogan, "Utah! Where Ideas Connect", which lasted until March 10, 2006, when the Utah Travel Council and the office of Governor Jon Huntsman announced that "Life Elevated" would be the new state slogan.[72] Michael O. Leavitt Michael Okerlund Leavitt (born February 11, 1951) is an American politician, who is currently the Secretary of Health and Human Services. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In entertainment

Utah is the setting of or the filming location for many books, films,[73] and television series.[73] A selective list of each appears below.


Books

  • Harry Turtledove's Timeline-191, which is set in a North America where the South won the Civil War, mentions Utah several times. The state's Mormon population rebels against the United States in an attempt to create the Nation of Deseret throughout the series, which results in battles in and around Salt Lake City, Provo, and other locations.
  • In Around the World in Eighty Days, the characters pass through Utah by train.
  • The children's series The Great Brain is set in a fictional town that is based on Price, Utah.
  • Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang is set in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The characters' ultimate goal is the destruction of the Glen Canyon Dam.
  • Much of Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s post-apocalyptic novel A Canticle for Leibowitz is set near or directly within Utah. The "hero" of the first part of the novel, the novice Brother Francis Gerard, is from Utah.
  • In the second of four books based on the video game Doom much of the story takes place in Salt Lake City

Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American historian and prolific novelist who has written historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction works. ... Timeline-191 is a fan name given to a series of Harry Turtledove alternate history novels. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... The Great Brain is a series of childrens books by American author John Dennis Fitzgerald (1907-1988). ... Price is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States. ... Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 - March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. ... The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey (1927-1989), published in 1975. ... Glen Canyon Dam on 19 June 2005. ... Walter Michael Miller, Jr. ... A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr. ...

Film

See also: Category:Films shot in Utah

SLC Punk! (1998) is an independent film directed by James Merendino; SLC is an acronym for Salt Lake City. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Broken Arrow was a Western series which told a fictionalized account of the historical relationship between Indian agent Tom Jeffords (played by John Lupton) and Michael Ansara as the Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise. ... For other instances of Moab, see Moab (disambiguation). ... Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies. ... For other instances of Moab, see Moab (disambiguation). ... Dumb and Dumber (known as Jim Carrey is Mr. ... For other uses, see High School Musical (disambiguation). ... The Salt Lake City School District is among the oldest public school districts in Utah. ... For the soundtrack, see High School Musical 2 (soundtrack). ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Nickname: Settled 1861 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Dan McArthur  - City Manager Gary Esplin Area  - City  64. ... This article is about the film. ... Murray High School may refer to more than one educational institution: Murray High School in Murray, Kentucky Murray High School in Murray, Utah Murray High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota Categories: | ... This article is about the film. ... Strawberry Reservoir is a large reservoir in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Footloose is a 1984 movie that tells the story of Ren McCormick (played by Kevin Bacon), a teenager who was raised in Chicago. ... Payson is a city in Utah County, Utah, in the United States. ... Lehi is a city in Utah County, Utah, in the United States. ... Three OClock High is a 1987 American high-school comedy film, directed by Phil Joanou, written by Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas Szollosi, and produced by Aaron Spelling. ... Ogden High School is a secondary school located in Ogden, Utah which educates students in grades 9—12. ... Independence Day (also known as its promotional abbreviation ID4) is an Academy Award winning science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. ... For other uses, see Conair. ... Drive Me Crazy is a teen-oriented romantic comedy based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. ... Ogden High School is a secondary school located in Ogden, Utah which educates students in grades 9—12. ... Carnival of Souls is a horror cult film released in 1962. ... The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 western comedy directed by Gene Kelly and starring James Stewart and Henry Fonda. ... Harry in Your Pocket, written by James Buchanan and Ronald Austin and directed by Bruce Geller, is a 1973 film, starring James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere and Walter Pidgeon. ... Halloween II (aka Halloween II: The Nightmare Isnt Over!) (1981) is the sequel to the hugely popular horror film, Halloween. ... Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Head is a motion picture released in 1968, starring TV group The Monkees (in credit order: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith), and distributed by Columbia Pictures. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... The Worlds Fastest Indian (2005), is a film based on the legendary speed bike racer from New Zealand named Burt Munro. ... Jeremiah Johnson (1972) is a film about Jeremiah Johnson, a disenchanted ex-soldier entering the realm of the mountain men, infamous for eating the livers of Crow warriors. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... {{Infobox Film | name = The Eiger Sanction | image = Eiger_sanction1. ... The Electric Horseman is a 1979 romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. ... The Car is a 1977 thriller/horror film directed by Elliot Silverstein and written by Michael Butler and Dennis Shryack. ... A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 romantic/black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Boyle and John Hodge. ... Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen (Karen Black) wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 film starring Robert Blake as a motorcycle cop in Arizona. ... How the West Was Won is an epic 1962 western film which follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. ... Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. ... The Trial of Billy Jack is a 1974 film starring Delores Taylor and Tom Laughlin. ... Windtalkers is a 2002 World War II film directed by John Woo. ... Fletch is the nickname of the main character, Irwin Maurice Fletcher, in a series of Mystery/Comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald. ... National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DAngelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid and Imogene Coca. ... Rio Grande is a 1950 film and the third installment of John Fords cavalry trilogy, following Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Octopussy (disambiguation). ... Thelma & Louise is a 1991 film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. ... Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. ... View of the Colorado River with Dead Horse Point in the middle Dead Horse Point State Park is a Utah state park adjacent to Canyonlands National Park, featuring a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River. ... The Sandlot is a 1993 film about young baseball players. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... 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Television

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See also

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Image File history File links Flag_of_Utah. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1065x800, 99 KB) Summary Christus statue on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah Taken by Ricardo630 in August 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... 1Maximum snowfall or ice accretion The 2003 Utah snowstorm was a major snowstorm that affected the state of Utah from December 25-December 31, 2003. ... The Moab Jeep Safari is a biannual event, where 4-weelers come to challange the rough terrian of the Moab Back country. ... The Mormon Corridor is a term for the areas of Utah south of the Wasatch Front that were settled between 1850 and approximately 1865 by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... The Pageant is held on fields adjacent to the Manti Temple. ... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a large choir sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). ... Mount Robson in British Columbia, the most topographically prominent peak of the Rocky Mountains of North America. ... Utah music has long been dominated culturally by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), although other groups have also played an important role. ... Map of the Navajo Nation The Navajo Nation (Diné in Navajo language) encompasses all things important to the Navajo. ... Scouting in Utah has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is an environmentalist organization in the United States based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with field offices in Washington, D.C., Moab, Utah, and La Verkin, Utah. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The Utah Highway Patrol is the highway patrol agency for Utah, which has jurisdiction anywhere in the state. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Utah Shakespearean Festival is a festival of repertory productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other dramatists. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... The Utah Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Abravanel Hall is a concert hall in Salt Lake City, Utah that is home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, and is part of the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts. ...

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