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Encyclopedia > Utah Constitution
State of Utah
Flag of Utah State seal of Utah
Flag of Utah Seal of Utah
Nickname(s): Beehive State
Map of the United States with Utah highlighted
Official language(s) English
Capital Salt Lake City
Largest city Salt Lake City
Area
 - Total
 - Width
 - Length
 - % water
 - Latitude
 - Longitude
Ranked 13th
219,887 km²
435 km
565 km
3.25
37°N to 42°N
109°W to 114°W
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 34th
2,233,169
10.50/km² (41st)
Elevation
 - Highest point
 - Mean
 - Lowest point

4,123 m
1,920 m
610 m
Admission to Union January 4, 1896 (45th)
Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (R)
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R)

Bob Bennett (R) File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Orem, Utah Great Salt Lake Salt Lake City, Utah Davis County, Utah Daggett County, Utah Carbon County, Utah Cache County, Utah Box Elder County, Utah Beaver County, Utah Duchesne County, Utah Emery County, Utah Garfield County, Utah Grand County, Utah... Utah state seal Source http://usa. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags ... Great Seal of the State of Utah Adopted April 3, 1896, at the first regular session of the Legislature (January, February, March, April 1896). ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames: (official state nicknames in bold) See also Lists of U.S. state insignia External link Information about U.S. State Nicknames Category: ... Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to highlight state boundaries. ... The United States is (as of 2004) the home of approximately 336 languages (spoken or signed) of which 176 are indigenous to the area. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Montgomery, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Phoenix, Arizona Little Rock, Arkansas Sacramento, California Denver, Colorado Hartford, Connecticut Dover, Delaware Tallahassee, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Honolulu, Hawaii Boise, Idaho Springfield, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Des Moines, Iowa Topeka, Kansas Frankfort, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Augusta, Maine Annapolis, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Lansing, Michigan Saint Paul, Minnesota... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... -1... The United States of America This is a list of the United States states in order of their total area, land area, and water area. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, 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. ... This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, ordered by population density. ... This is a list of United States of America states by population as of 2000, according to the 2000 Census taken by the United States Census Bureau. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... This is a list of U.S. states by order of admission into the Union. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 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... Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh) is a five-term Republican United States Senator, from Utah. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ...

Time zone(s) Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations
 - Postal service
 - ISO 3166-2

UT
US-UT
Web site www.utah.gov
Utah State Symbols
Living Symbols
 -Animal Rocky Mountain Elk
 -Bird California Seagull
 -Butterfly N/A
 -Fish Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
 -Flower Sego Lily
 -Furbearer N/A
 -Game N/A
 -Grass Indian ricegrass
 -Insect Honey Bee
 -Reptile N/A
 -Tree Blue Spruce
 -Wildflower N/A
Beverage N/A
Capital Salt Lake City
Colors N/A
Dance Square Dance
Fossil Allosaurus
Gemstone Topaz
Mineral Copper
Motto Industry
Musical Instrument N/A
Neckwear {{{Neckwear}}}
Nickname Beehive State
Rock Coal
Ship(s) USS Utah (BB-31)
Song Utah, This is the Place
Soil N/A
Tartan Utah State Tartan
Waltz N/A
   
Utah Portal

Utah is a state located in the western United States. Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city. As of 2005, the state’s population was 2,547,389. It was the fourth-fastest growing state in the country between 1990 and 2000. Approximately 80% of Utah's population, or about 2,000,000, live along the Wasatch Front. List of U.S. states by time zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... 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Binomial name Oncorhyncus clarki utah , The Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarki utah) is a subspecies of fish that once inhabited the Late Pleistocene-aged Lake Bonneville of Utah (USA). ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: External links Juelies State Flower Garden of Gifs List of state flowers See also List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: ‪Lists of flowers‬ | ‪United States state insignia‬ ... Genera Calochortus Cardiocrinum Clintonia Erythronium Fritillaria Gagea Korolkowia Lilium Lloydia Nomocharis Notholirion Scoliopus Streptopus Tricyrtis Tulipa The Liliaceae, or the Lily Family, is an important family of monocotyledons that includes a great number of ornamental flowers as well as several important agricultural crops; the onion has traditionally been classified here... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Oryzopsis hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Oryzopsis hymenoides, a native perennial bunchgrass, was officially recognized as the Utah state grass in 1990 (Utah Code). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The honeybee is a colonial insect that is often maintained, fed, and transported by farmers. ... This is a list of official U.S. state reptiles: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... 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: | | ... Species About 35; see text. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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The state is generally rocky and arid, and has internationally famous natural scenery. It is a popular tourist destination and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the ski resorts in the Wasatch Range, the national parks in the south, such as Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon, and the Sundance Film Festival are among the most visited areas or events. The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Temple Square c. ... The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) iss a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ... 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. ... Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. ... Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks amongst the top five events of its type in the world. ...


Approximately 60% of state residents are adherents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The religion has historically had a strong regional influence and has contributed the state's restrictive attitude towards alcohol and gambling, and the highest birth rate in the nation. In the past, the Church's teachings had led to confrontation with the U.S. federal government in the Utah War and concerning its now abandoned practice of polygamy. The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Bottles of cachaça, a Brazilian alcoholic beverage. ... Gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ... The Utah War was a 19th century armed conflict between Mormon settlers in Utah Territory and the United States federal government. ... The term polygamy (literally many marriage in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology and sociobiology. ...


Beginning in the late 19th century with the state's mining boom, including what is now the world's largest open pit mine, companies attracted large numbers of immigrants (of diverse faiths) with job opportunities. The new immigrants often found themselves at odds with the state's LDS population. As a result these tensions have played a large part in Utah's history (Liberal Party vs. People's Party) and continue to do so as the state further diversifies. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kennecott Copper Corporation had its start when Enos A. Wall realized the potential of copper deposits in Bingham Canyon in Utah in 1887 and acquired claims to the land. ... 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. ...

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History of Utah

Early history

Native Americans have lived in Utah for several thousand years; most archeological evidence dates such habitation about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Some left petroglyphs and pictographs which exist throughout the state. Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, southern Utah, USA Petroglyphs are images incised in rock, usually by prehistoric, especially Neolithic, peoples. ... Pictography is a form of writing whereby ideas are transmitted through drawing. ...


Francisco Vásquez de Coronado may have crossed into what is now southern Utah in 1540, when he was seeking the legendary Cíbola. Francisco Vásquez de Coronado (ca. ... // The origin of the legend Quivira and Cíbola are two of the fantastic Seven Cities of Gold existing only in a myth that originated around the year 1150 when the Moors conquered Mérida, Spain. ...


A group led by two Catholic priests—sometimes called the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition—left Santa Fe in 1776, hoping to find a route to the California coast. The expedition travelled as far north as Utah Lake and encountered the native residents. Santa Fe (Spanish for holy faith) or Santa Fé (Portuguese) is the name of a number of places in the world: United States of America: Santa Fe, the state capital of New Mexico Santa Fe, Florida Santa Fe, Missouri Santa Fe, Tennessee Santa Fe, Texas Rancho Santa Fe, California It... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... 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. ...


Fur trappers—including Jim Bridger—explored some regions of Utah in the early 1800s. The city of Provo, Utah, was named for one such man, Étienne Provost, who visited the area in 1825. Jim Bridger Jim or James Bridger (March, 1804 – July 17, 1881) was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820-1840. ... Image:Provo iii. ...


Mormon settlement

Mormon settlers first came to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. At the time, 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. Mormon is a colloquial term used to refer to members of most of the sects of the Latter Day Saint movement, members of a religion which was founded in the 1830s. ... Salt Lake Valley is a valley in north-central Utah located in Salt Lake County. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States and... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 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, who had settled in the area in 1847 and were pushing for the establishment of the State of Deseret, and the US Government, intensified after Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publicly admitted to the practice of polygamy among their members. 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. Mormon is a colloquial term used to refer to members of most of the sects of the Latter Day Saint movement, members of a religion which was founded in the 1830s. ... The boundaries of the provisional State of Deseret (orange) as proposed in 1849. ... ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... The term polygyny (neo-Greek: poly+gyne woman) is used in related ways in social anthropology and sociobiology. ...


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 in 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. Alfred Cumming (1802 1873) was appointed governor of the Utah territory in 1858 replacing Brigham Young following the Utah War. ... The Utah War was a 19th century armed conflict between Mormon settlers in Utah Territory and the United States federal government. ...


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 man, 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 137,732 km² 385 km 420 km 2. ... The Mountain Meadows massacre occurred on Friday, September 11, 1857 in Mountain Meadows, Utah, several miles south of Enterprise in Washington County along the Spanish Trail to Santa Fe. ... 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 state, 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 Young retained true power in the territory. A steady stream of presidential-appointed governors quit the position, often citing unresponsiveness of their supposed territorial government. By agreement with Young, Johnston established Fort Floyd 40 miles 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. ... Brigham Vu Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism). ... 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 transcontinental telegraph, completed in October of 1861. Brigham Young was among the first to send a message, along with Abraham Lincoln and other officials. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ...


Due to the 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 east of Salt Lake City, and encouraged his men 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. Patrick Edward Connor was a Union general during the Civil War, most famous for his campaigns against Indians in the American West. ... Tooele County is a county located in the 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 surrendered in 1867, 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 exploiting the mutual distrust between 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. ... An 1899 chromolithograph of U.S. cavalry pursuing American Indians, artist unknown. ... -1...


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 non-Mormons into the state, and several influential non-Mormon businessmen would make fortunes in the territory. May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Poster announcing railroads opening The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States was built across North America in the 1860s, linking the railway network of the eastern U.S. with California on the Pacific coast. ... 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. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much saltier than the ocean. ...


During the 1870s and 1880s a number of laws were set to punish polygamists, and in the 1890 Manifesto the LDS Church finally agreed to ban polygamy. When Utah applied for statehood again, it was accepted. One of the conditions to granting Utah's statehood was that a ban on polygamy be written into the Utah Constitution. This was a condition required of other western states that were also admitted later into the Union. Statehood of Utah was officially granted on January 4, 1896. 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... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


20th century

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 is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. ... Delicate Arch Delicate Arch is a remarkable freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. ... 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. ... The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) iss a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ... The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... NASA-generated 3D composite photo of a portion of the Wasatch Front The Wasatch Front is the long, narrow metropolitan region of Utah, United States that extends roughly from Brigham City on the north to Santaquin on the south. ... Salt Lake Valley is a valley in north-central Utah located in Salt Lake County. ... 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 1900s, the state has been growing 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. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Summit is a city located in Iron County, Utah. ... Tooele County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Washington is a city located in Washington County, Utah. ...


Geography

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Utah

Utah is one of the Four Corners states, and is bordered by: Idaho (at 42°N) and Wyoming (at 41°N and 111°W) in the north, by Colorado (at 109°W) in the east, at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument), by Arizona (at 37°N) in the south, and by Nevada (at 114°W) in the west. It covers an area of 84,899 square miles (219,887km²). ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (610x742, 259 KB) Map of Utah Image from the Perry y Castaneda library Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (610x742, 259 KB) Map of Utah Image from the Perry y Castaneda library Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 491 km 771 km 0. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269,837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... Official language(s) English and Spanish Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... The marker at the exact Four Corners point. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Official languages English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ...


One of Utah's defining characteristics is the variety of its terrain. Running down the center of the state is the Wasatch Range, which rises to heights of about 12,000 feet (3,650 meters) above sea level. Portions of these mountains receive more than 500 inches (1,250 cm) of snow a 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 (3,962 meters) or more. The highest point in the state, Kings Peak, at an elevation of 13,526 feet (4,123 meters), lies within the Uinta Mountains. Popular recreational destinations within the mountains besides the ski resorts include Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Bear Lake, and Jordanelle, Strawberry, East Canyon, and Rockport reservoirs. The mountains are popular camping, rock-climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking destinations. The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) iss a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ... The snow in Utah is world famous. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... This view of Kings Peak shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas. ... Kings Peak is the highest peak in 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. ... Bear Lake, as seen from Bear Lake State Park in Idaho along its eastern shore. ... Jordanelle Reservoir is the most recently built dam in Wasatch County, Utah, located just north of Heber. ... Camping is an outdoor recreational activity involving the spending of one or more nights in a tent, primitive structure, a travel trailer or recreational vehicle at a campsite with the purpose of getting away from civilization and enjoying nature. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder trail entry Snowboarding is a boardsport on snow similar to skiing, but inspired by surfing and skateboarding. ... Beautiful natural scenes are common hiking destinations Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ...


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 Spanish Fork at the south end. Approximately 75% of the population of the state lies in this corridor, and urban sprawl continues to expand along the edges of these valleys. NASA-generated 3D composite photo of a portion of the Wasatch Front The Wasatch Front is the long, narrow metropolitan region of Utah, United States that extends roughly from Brigham City on the north to Santaquin on the south. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Gardner Village located in West Jordan, UT West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... Image:Provo iii. ... Brigham City is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Spanish Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ...


Western Utah is mostly arid desert with a basin and range geology. Small mountain ranges and rugged terrain punctuate the landscape. However, the Bonneville Salt Flats are an exception, being comparetively flat. Most of western Utah was once covered in Lake Bonneville. The Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake are the only two significant remains of this ancient freshwater lake which once covered most of the eastern Great Basin. West of the Great Salt Lake, stretching to the Nevada border, lies the Great Salt Lake Desert, the driest, most arid area in Utah. Basin and Range index map - USGS 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. ... Categories: Stub | Great Basin ... A butte in the Great Salt Lake Desert Lake Bonneville was a prehistoric pluvial lake that covered much of North Americas Great Basin region. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much saltier than the ocean. ... 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. ... Map showing the Great Basin in orange The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States, commonly defined as the contiguous watershed region, roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much saltier than the ocean. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ... The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. ...

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Much of the scenic southern landscape is sandstone, more specifically Kayenta sandstone and Navajo sandstone. The Colorado River and its tributaries wind their way through the sandstone, creating some of the most striking and wild terrain in the world. Wind and rain have also scuplted 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 accentuated in protected 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. Southwestern Utah is the lowest and hottest spot in Utah. It is known as 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 an elevation of exactly 2,000 ft (610 m). Dixie is quickly becoming a popular recreational and retirement destination, and the population is growing rapidly. 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. ... Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany Sandstone is an sedimentary rock composed mainly of feldspar and quartz and varies in colour (in a similar way to sand), through grey, yellow, red, and white. ... 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 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 National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. ... 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. ... 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. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ...


Eastern Utah is a high elevation area covered mostly by plateaus and basins. They have economies dominated by mining, oil and natural gas-drilling, ranching, and recreation. Much of eastern Utah is covered in the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. The most popular destination within eastern Utah is Dinosaur National Monument. The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Natural gas (commonly referred to as gas in many countries, but note that gas is also an American and Canadian shortening of gasoline) is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... 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. ... Tigers playing in the water. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. National Monuments ...


Like most of the west and southwest states, the federal government owns much of the land in Utah. In Utah over seventy percent of the land is either BLM land or U.S. National Forest, park, U.S. National Monument, National Recreation Area or U.S. Wilderness Area 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. ... A U.S. 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 declare an area of the United States to be a national monument without Congressional... 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. ...

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Climate

Average high and low temperatures for selected locales in Utah


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Salt Lake City
Daily Maximum °F 36 43 52 63 73 82 92 90 79 67 50 40
Daily Minimum °F 17 24 30 37 45 58 61 59 49 39 29 23
Saint George
Daily Maximum °F 53 60 68 77 86 95 102 99 93 80 64 54
Daily Minimum °F 27 31 37 44 52 60 67 66 57 45 33 27
Park City
Daily Maximum °F 27 31 36 48 59 70 79 78 68 53 39 31
Daily Minimum °F 7 10 16 24 32 39 48 47 37 24 17 12

Most of Utah is arid and high in elevation. Most of eastern and southern Utah receive 12 inches (300 mm) or less of precipitation per year, while many mountain areas receive more than 40 in (1000 mm) per year, with some areas receiving up to 60 in (1500 mm). Much of western Utah receives less than 10 in (250 mm), while the Wasatch Front receives approximately 15 in (380 mm). The Great Salt Lake Desert is especially dry, receiving less than 5 in (130 mm) a year. Snowfall is common in winter everywhere except the southern border and the Great Salt Lake Desert. Saint George averages about 3 in (7.5 cm) of snow per year, while Salt Lake City receives almost 60 in (150 cm) a year (amplified by the lake effect from the Great Salt Lake). Many mountain areas receive in excess of 350 in (900 cm) of snow in a year, while portions of the Wasatch Range receive up to 500 in (1,250 cm). Snowfall is common from late November through March in the lower elevations and from October through May in the mountains. The mountains often remain snow-covered into July. Fog and haze often caused by temperature inversions are common in the valleys and basins during winter, especially the Uinta Basin, just south of the Uinta Mountains. In many parts of the world, winter is associated with snow. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... Streaming lake-effect clouds off Lakes Superior, Michigan, Nipigon, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake St. ... The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) iss a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ... Temperature inversion in Bratislava Casual view from old part of city, same Bridge A temperature inversion is a meteorological phenomenon where air temperature increases with height. ...


During summer and fall, most of the precipitation is received from the monsoon coming from the south and consists of short, sporadic, and intense thunderstorms that can cause wildfires and flash floods. Most precipitation during the rest of the year is received from the Pacific Ocean. Spring is the wettest season across the north while late summer and early fall are the wettest times in the south and winter is the wettest season in most of the mountain areas. Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July, and August, in the Northern hemisphere, and the whole months of December, January, and February, in the Southern hemisphere. ... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx Autumn (also fall in North American English) is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition from summer into winter. ... For the band Monsoon see Sheila Chandra Monsoon in the Vindhya, a mountain chain in central India A monsoon is a periodic wind, especially in the Indian Ocean and southern Asia. ... A roll cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... The Old Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, brush fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire often occurring in wildland areas, but which can also consume houses or... A flash flood is a rapid flooding of low-lying areas, rivers and streams that is caused by the intense rainfall associated with a thunderstorm, or multiple training thunderstorms. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ...


Temperatures during the winter across much of Utah are below freezing. High temperatures average between 25 °F (-4 °C) and 50 °F (10 °C) across the state. Days below 0 °F (-18 °C) can be expected in many areas at least once a year, but they are usually short in duration and not terribly severe. Mountains to the north and east of the state serve as barriers to Arctic air. In the summer, high temperatures average between 85 °F (29 °C) and 100 °F (38 °C). Days over 100 °F (38 °C) can be expected in most areas below 5,000 ft (1,500 m) at least once per year, and are the norm in the southern valleys. The record high temperature in Utah was 117 °F (47 °C), recorded at Saint George on July 5, 1985, 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. July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... The Bear River Mountains are a branch of the Wasatch Range located in northeastern Utah and southeastern Idaho. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Transportation

1980s-era Utah License Plate
1980s-era Utah License Plate
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Interstate 15 is the main interstate highway in the state, entering from Arizona north to Idaho and serving such cities as Saint George, Provo, Salt Lake City, and Ogden. Interstate 84 enters from Idaho at Snowville and merges with I-15 at Tremonton, staying merged until Roy. I-84 then heads southeast through the mountains, terminating at Interstate 80 at Echo. I-80 enters Nevada at Wendover and heads east through Salt Lake City, briefly merging with I-15 before climbing into the mountains and weaving through canyons and across plateaus into Wyoming just before reaching Evanston. Interstate 70 begins at Cove Fort and heads east through mostly uninhabited areas, providing access to many of southern Utah's recreation areas before entering Colorado. The stretch of I-70 between Salina and Green River is the longest stretch of interstate in the nation without any services. Image File history File links Current Utah License Plate 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 Current Utah License Plate File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This is a list of state highways for the state of Utah. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 0 I-805 CA 3 I-8 CA 6 I-215 CA 63 I-10 CA 109 I-215 CA 123 I-40 CA 184 I-215 NV 34 I-515 NV 42 I-70 UT 132 I-215 UT 302 I-80... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Official languages English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 491 km 771 km 0. ... Columbia River Gorge and I-84 as seen from Crown Point, Oregon Interstate 84 runs from an intersection with Interstate 5 at Portland, Oregon (Map) to an intersection with Interstate 80 (Map) at Echo, Utah—roughly the same route as the Oregon Trail. ... Snowville is a town located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Tremonton is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Roy is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # US-101 CA 1 I-5 CA 86 I-15 UT 120 UT 124 I-84 UT 168 I-25 WY 359 I-76 NE 102 I-29 IA 1A IA 4 I-35 IA 123 IA 137 I-74 IA 298 I-88 IL 4B... Echo is a town located in the state of Utah. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ... Wendover is a city located in Tooele County, Utah. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Evanston is a city located in Uinta County, Wyoming. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-15 UT 0 I-25 CO 274 I-35 MO 1-2 I-29 MO 2 I-64 MO 251-IL 3 I-55 MO 251-IL 20 I-44 MO 251-State line I-57 IL 92-98 I-74 IN 73 I-55... Cove Fort is a city located in the state of Utah. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269,837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... Salina is a city located in Sevier County, Utah. ... Green River is a city located in Utah. ...


A light rail system in the Salt Lake Valley known as TRAX consists of two lines, one providing access from Downtown Salt Lake City and Sandy, and the other providing access to the University of Utah east of Downtown. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a bus system stretching across the Wasatch Front and into Tooele, and also provides winter service to the ski resorts above Salt Lake City. Several bus companies provide access to the ski resorts in winter, and local bus services also serve Logan and Saint George. The Legacy Highway is a controversial freeway that is planned to eventually run down the entire length of the Wasatch Front. The first portion, known as the Legacy Parkway, in southern Davis County, will begin construction in spring 2006. A commuter rail is under construction between Salt Lake City and Pleasant View, north of Ogden, and will be complete by 2008. The commuter rail is also expected to eventually span the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake Valley is a valley in north-central Utah located in Salt Lake County. ... 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. ... Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... UTA bus at a stop The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a public transportation system throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah. ... Tooele is a city located in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ... Legacy Highway is the name of a freeway in Utah planned to run from Brigham City in the north down the western side of the Wasatch Front to Nephi in the south, connecting with I-215 in Salt Lake County. ... Davis County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Pleasant View is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1850 11,380
1860 40,273
1870 86,336
1880 143,963
1890 210,779
1900 276,749
1910 373,351
1920 449,396
1930 507,847
1940 550,310
1950 688,862
1960 890,627
1970 1,059,273
1980 1,461,037
1990 1,722,850
2000 2,233,169

As of 2005, Utah has an estimated population of 2,469,585, which is an increase of 48,877, or 2.0%, from the prior year and an increase of 236,387, or 10.6%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 186,411 people (that is 254,433 births minus 68,022 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 16,173 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 49,995 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 33,822 people. The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ...


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 American state. NASA-generated 3D composite photo of a portion of the Wasatch Front The Wasatch Front is the long, narrow metropolitan region of Utah, United States that extends roughly from Brigham City on the north to Santaquin on the south. ... 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 contains 5 metropolitan areas (Logan, Ogden-Clearfield, Salt Lake City, Provo-Orem, and Saint George), and 5 micropolitan areas (Brigham City, Heber, Vernal, Price, and Cedar City). The Saint George metropolitan area is currently the second-fastest growing in the country (behind Las Vegas), while the Heber micropolitan area is currently the fastest growing in the country. 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. ... Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Image:Provo iii. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... 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 located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... --166. ... Vernal is a city located in Uintah County, Utah. ... Price is a city located in Carbon County, Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, a 3½ hour drive south on Interstate 15 from Salt Lake City. ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Motto: Official website: http://www. ...

Race and ancestry

The racial makeup of Utah is:

The five largest ancestry groups in the state are: This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ...

Most Utahns are of Northern European descent. The state has the largest percentage of residents who claim British ancestry and the largest percentage of residents of Danish ancestry in the nation. Anglo-Utahns are the largest group in every county except for San Juan county which has a large Navajo Indian population. British Americans are citizens of the United States whose ancestry stems, either wholly or in part, from one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom. ... Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... Northern Europe is marked in dark blue Northern Europe is a name of the northern part of the European continent. ... British Americans are citizens of the British or partial British ancestry. ...


Religion

Utah is well-known for being a heavily Mormon state, and most residents of the state are affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also members of other smaller Mormon denominations, such as the Fundamentalist, Reorganized, and Remnant Mormon Churches. It should be noted that these smaller denominations are not affiliated with the mainstream LDS religion in any way. Many of the non-religious in the state are originally of a Mormon background. There are Catholics, Protestants and Jews present in the state as well, but their numbers are relatively small. However, membership tallies acquired by the Salt Lake Tribune suggest that Latter-day Saints will become the minority as early as the year 2030. [1] Mormon is a colloquial term used to refer to members of most of the sects of the Latter Day Saint movement, members of a religion which was founded in the 1830s. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a denomination of Mormon fundamentalists within the Latter Day Saint movement, and may be Americas largest polygamous group. ... Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 Community of Christ, previously known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or RLDS church is a branch of Mormon Restorationism, and is the second largest denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement. ... The headquarters of the Remnant Church as seen Community of Christs temple. ... 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. ...


The religious affiliations of the people of Utah are:

The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... Protestantism is a movement within Christianity, representing a split from within the Roman Catholic Church during the mid-to-late Renaissance in Europe —a period known as the Protestant Reformation. ... Episcopalianism is virtually the same thing is Judaism The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States has flourished since its colonial era, previous to the establishment of the nation. ...

Age and sex

Due to its high total fertility 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% under age 5
  • 32.2% under age 18
  • 8.5% 65 or older

The gender makeup of Utah is:

  • 49.9% female
  • 50.1% male

Major population centers

Further information: List of cities in Utah, and List of cities in Utah (by population), and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]]

According the 2000 Census, Utah is the fourth fastest growing state (at 29.6%) in the United States between 1990 and 2000. Saint George, in the southwest, is the second-fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States, trailing Las Vegas, Nevada. 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. ... Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group (at an increase of 138.3%; 67.7% of which are Mexican) in Utah. The fastest growing race is the Asian-Pacific Islander category, which increased 56.6%, with Chinese forming the largest group.


The state's two fastest growing counties are: Summit (at 91.6%; ranking it 8th in the country) and Washington (at 86.1%; 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%), South Jordan (141%), Lehi (125%), Riverton (122%), and Syracuse (102%). According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the three fastest-growing cities of any size between 2000 and 2004 were Saratoga Springs (437%), Herriman (414%), and Eagle Mountain (280%). Draper is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... South Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Lehi is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Riverton is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Location of Syracuse in Utah. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Saratoga Springs is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ... Herriman is a town located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Eagle Mountain is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ...

Rank City Population
within
city limits
Land Area
sq. miles
Population
Density
per sq mi
County
1 Salt Lake City 182,046 109.1 1,666.1 Salt Lake
2 West Valley 116,781 35.4 3,076.3 Salt Lake
3 Provo 114,224 39.6 2,653.2 Utah
4 West Jordan 93,193 30.9 2,211.3 Salt Lake
5 Sandy 92,602 22.3 3,960.5 Salt Lake
6 Orem 90,544 18.4 4,572.6 Utah
7 Ogden 79,576 26.6 2,899.2 Weber
8 St. George 65,968 64.4 771.2 Washington
9 Layton 64,212 20.7 2,823.9 Davis
10 Taylorsville 59,356 10.7 5,376.1 Salt Lake


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. ... Gardner Village located in West Jordan, UT West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... 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. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... Washington County is the name of 31 counties and one parish in the United States of America, all named for George Washington. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Davis County is the name of several counties in the United States: Davis County, Iowa Davis County, Utah In addition, Cass County, Texas was named Davis County, Texas from 1861 to 1871 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ...

Rank County Population
within
county limits
Land Area
sq. miles
Population
Density
per sq mi
Largest city
1 Salt Lake 978,285 737 1,218 Salt Lake City
2 Utah 453,977 1,998 184 Provo
3 Davis 276,374 304 785 Layton
4 Weber 212,707 576 342 Ogden
5 Washington 125,010 2,427 37 St. George
6 Cache 102,477 1,165 78 Logan
7 Tooele 51,835 7,287 6 Tooele
8 Box Elder 45,142 5,723 8 Brigham City
9 Iron 40,212 3,298 10 Cedar City
10 Summit 36,417 1,871 16 Park City


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. ... Utah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Provo is a Utah city about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. ... Davis County is the name of several counties in the United States: Davis County, Iowa Davis County, Utah In addition, Cass County, Texas was named Davis County, Texas from 1861 to 1871 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Layton 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. ... Ogden is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... Washington County is the name of 31 counties and one parish in the United States of America, all named for George Washington. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... 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. ... Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ... Tooele County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Tooele is a city located in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Brigham City is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, a 3½ hour drive south on Interstate 15 from Salt Lake City. ... Summit County is the name of several counties in the United States: Summit County, Colorado Summit County, Ohio Summit County, Utah This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Park City is a city located in Utah. ...


Law and government

Politics

Further information: List of Utah Governors, and Utah State Senate, and Utah State House of Representatives, and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]], and [[]]

In large part due to the influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah is one of the most conservative and Republican states in the nation. Some liberal bastions do exist but are all located around Salt Lake City. Currently, both Salt Lake City and County have Democratic Party Mayors and are home to about one million of the state's two and a half million residents. Salt Lake City's Mayor, Rocky Anderson, is regarded as one of the most liberal politicians in the United States for his policies that include support for same-sex marriage and the Kyoto Treaty. 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... Mayor Anderson Ross C. Rocky Anderson (born 1951) is the current mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Practicing Mormons comprise about 60% of the population of Utah according to recent studies (with others being of a Mormon background but not practicing), yet they control well over 90% of elected political offices in the state. The state has not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964. 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 an overwhelming margin of 46 percentage points with 71.5% of the vote.


Among the politicians of Utah the most conservative are found in Utah County while the most liberal are found in Salt Lake County. Most polls and elections tend to find a large divide on social issues between the two. On the question of Amendment 3 (that defined marriage as between one man and one woman), 54% of Salt Lake County voters favored it while 82% of their Utah County counterparts did. Utah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Utah Constitutional Amendment 3 was a controversial amendment to the Utah state constitution designed to define marriage in the state of Utah. ...


Utah constitution

The constitution of Utah was enacted in 1895. Notably, the constitution outlawed polygamy and continued the territorial practice of women's suffrage. Full text of the Utah state constitution. The term polygamy (literally many marriage in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology and sociobiology. ...


Amendments

2004 was the first time that the state constitution was amended since its inception.[2] Three amendments were put on the Utah election ballot: Amendment 1 would allow the state legislature to convene special sessions to impeach authority, Amendment 2 would allow state or public institutions of higher learning to acquire ownership interest in private businesses in exchange for intellectual property rights that are developed by those institutions, and Amendment 3 defined marriage as a civil union between one man and one woman and provided no legal recognition for other forms of civil unions. Amendment has at least two meanings: An amendment is a formal alteration to any official document or record, typically with the aim of improving it. ... A ballot is a device used to record choices made by voters. ... Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body formally levels charges against a high official of government. ... Utah Constitutional Amendment 3 was a controversial amendment to the Utah state constitution designed to define marriage in the state of Utah. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married opposite-sex peoples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who...


All three amendments passed and went into effect on January 1, 2005. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Utah is also one of only two states in the United States to outlaw all forms of gambling, the other being Hawaii.


Education

Colleges and universities

Name Brigham Young University Location (main campus) Provo, UT 84602 Established October 16, 1875 Community Urban Type Private coeducational Classification Parochial Religion Owned by the LDS Church Enrollment 30,200 Faculty 2,100 President Cecil O. Samuelson Nickname Cougars Mascot Cosmo the Cougar School Colors Dark blue and white (was... Image:Provo iii. ... College of Eastern Utah College of Eastern Utah is a two year junior college located in Price, Utah Admission CEU has an open admissions policy which means that if you apply to CEU and have graduated from High School, or received a GED you will be accepted if you apply. ... Price is a city located in Carbon County, Utah. ... Dixie State College of Utah (also Dixie College or the Dixie State) opened in St. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Neumont University (formerly Northface) is a college located in South Jordan, Utah that offers a unique education in computer science. ... South Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Salt Lake Community College, often abbreviated SLCC (vocalized slick), is the largest two-year community college in Utah. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Snow College is a rural, two-year state college located in Ephraim, Utah. ... Ephraim is a city located in Sanpete County, Utah. ... Southern Utah University, or SUU, is located in Cedar City, Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, a 3½ hour drive south on Interstate 15 from Salt Lake City. ... The University of Phoenix is a for-profit university, founded in 1976 by John Sperling, that specializes in adult education in three modes: Ground (in classrooms), Online (a virtual campus), and FlexNet (a combination of the two). ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Old Main building at Utah State University Utah State Universitys main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ... Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ... Formerly known as Utah Valley Community College, Utah Valley State College (UVSC) is a publicly-funded college located in Orem, Utah. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... Weber State University is a university located in Ogden, Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... 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. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...

Cultural institutions and events

See also: Music of Utah

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks amongst the top five events of its type in the world. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... 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, a 3½ hour drive south on Interstate 15 from Salt Lake City. ... The Utah Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... 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. ...

Professional sports teams

The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association play in the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Utah is by far 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 Jazz is a National Basketball Association team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... Northwest side of the Delta Center The Delta Center is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... In the United States (or the U.S. and Canada by some definitions), the major professional sports leagues are those three or four professional sports leagues with the largest fan bases and television audiences (and therefore, the largest revenues and player salaries). ... ...

Year Founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Coach John Ellinger, 2005- All-Time Leaders* Games Chris Brown, 29 Goals Jason Kreis, 9 Assists Jason Kreis, Clint Mathis, 4 Shutouts D.J. Countess, 4 First Game MetroStars 0 - 0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005... MLS logo For the defunct indoor soccer league, see Major Soccer League. ... Rice-Eccles Stadium is the premier stadium of the Intermountain region serving the six state area of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Nevada. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... 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. ... Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... The Salt Lake Bees are a Pacific Coast League (PCL) minor league baseball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... 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. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League. ... The Pioneer League is a minor league baseball league which currently operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. ... Lindquist Field is a stadium in Casper, Wyoming. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Formerly the Provo Angels, a farm team belonging to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise. ... The Pioneer League is a minor league baseball league which currently operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. ... Parkway Crossings is a stadium in Orem, Utah. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... The Utah Grizzlies are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. They were formerly affiliated with the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The ECHL is a professional hockey minor league based in 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. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team that will begin play in 2006. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Northwest side of the Delta Center The Delta Center is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...

Miscellaneous information

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  • The continental meeting of the railroads happened at Promontory Summit, Utah
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  • The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City
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State Capital:

Salt Lake City Image File history File links UTmap. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...

Regions:

Cache Valley | Dixie | Great Salt Lake | Great Salt Lake Desert | Uinta Mountains | Wasatch Back | Wasatch Front | Wasatch Range The Cache Valley is a broad arid agricultural valley in northern Utah and southern Idaho in the United States. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much saltier than the ocean. ... The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. ... This view of Kings Peak shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas. ... The Wasatch Back is an area in the U.S. state of Utah located east of the Wasatch Front. ... NASA-generated 3D composite photo of a portion of the Wasatch Front The Wasatch Front is the long, narrow metropolitan region of Utah, United States that extends roughly from Brigham City on the north to Santaquin on the south. ... The Wasatch Range (also seen as Wasatch Mountains and Wahsatch Range) iss a mountain range that stretches from southern Idaho and Wyoming south through central Utah in the Western United States. ...

Metropolitan Areas

(with constituent cities):

Logan Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ...


Ogden-Clearfield - Bountiful | Layton | Roy Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Bountiful is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Roy is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ...


Provo-Orem - American Fork | Lehi | Pleasant Grove | Spanish Fork | Springville Image:Provo iii. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... American Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah at the foot of Mount Timpanogos of the Wasatch Range. ... Lehi is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Pleasant Grove is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Spanish Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Springville is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ...


Saint George Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ...


Salt Lake City - Cottonwood Heights | Draper | Holladay | Kearns | Midvale | Millcreek | Murray | Park City | Riverton | Sandy | South Jordan | Taylorsville | Tooele | West Jordan | West Valley City Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. ... Draper is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Holladay is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Kearns is a census-designated place located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Midvale is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Millcreek is a census-designated place located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Murray is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Park City is a city located in Utah. ... Riverton is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... South Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Tooele is a city located in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Gardner Village located in West Jordan, UT West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ...

Micropolitan Areas:

Brigham City | Cedar City | Heber | Price | Vernal Brigham City is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, a 3½ hour drive south on Interstate 15 from Salt Lake City. ... --166. ... Price is a city located in Carbon County, Utah. ... Vernal is a city located in Uintah County, Utah. ...

Counties:

Beaver | Box Elder | Cache | Carbon | Daggett | Davis | Duchesne | Emery | Garfield | Grand | Iron | Juab | Kane | Millard | Morgan | Piute | Rich | Salt Lake | San Juan | Sanpete | Sevier | Summit | Tooele | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch | Washington | Wayne | Weber Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... 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. ... Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Daggett County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Duchesne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Emery County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Grand County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Juab County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Kane County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Millard County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Piute County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Rich County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sanpete County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sevier County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. ... Tooele County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Uintah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of 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. ...

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The political units and divisions of the United States include: the several states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipality, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² 808 mi / 1,300 km 1,479 mi / 2,380 km 13. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Official languages English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 137,732 km² 385 km 420 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269,837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 491 km 771 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... State nickname: Pelican State Official languages English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last official government census, but probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 16 Population  - Total... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² 239 miles / 385 km 491 miles / 790 km 41. ... State nickname: North Star State, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State Official languages None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 8. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 410 km 1,015 km 1 44°26 N to 49° N 104°2 W to 116°2 W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 340 km 690 km 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 110 km 305 km 3. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Official language(s) English and Spanish Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 340 km 545 km 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... State nickname: Beaver State Official languages None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Senators Ron Wyden (D) Gordon Smith (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Official languages None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 32. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Official languages English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 2. ... Official language(s) None. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Official languages None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 43th 24,923 km² 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... State nickname: Mountain State Official languages English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Official website: http://www. ... An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nations federal district. ... The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a commonwealth in political union with the United States of America at a strategic location in the West Pacific Ocean. ... Motto: Joannes Est Nomen Eius (Latin: John is his name) Anthem: La Borinqueña Capital San Juan Largest city San Juan Official language(s) Spanish, English Government Governor Commonwealth Aníbal Acevedo Vilá Independence None (U.S. Commonwealth) Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   9,104 km² (Ranked) 1. ... The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. ... The United States Minor Outlying Islands, defined by ISO 3166-1, consists of the following list of islands: Baker Island Howland Island Jarvis Island Johnston Atoll Kingman Reef Midway Atoll Navassa Island Palmyra Atoll Wake Island All of these islands are in the Pacific Ocean except Navassa Island, which is... The flag of the US is used on Howland Island Howland Island Howland Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean at 0°48′ N 176°38′ W, about 3,100 km (1,675 nautical miles) southwest of Honolulu. ... The flag of the US is used on Jarvis Island Map of Jarvis Island Jarvis Island is an uninhabited 4. ... Johnston Atoll is a 2. ... The flag of the US is used for Kingman Reef Kingman Reef Kingman Reef—NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Kingman Reef is a one-square-kilometer tropical coral reef located in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly half way between Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa at 6°24... The flag of the US is used on the Midway Islands Orthographic projection centred over midway Midway Atoll (also known as Midway Island or Midway Islands, Hawaiian: Pihemanu) is a 6. ... Navassa Island Navassa Island is a small, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea. ... Map of Palmyra Atoll Map of Palmyra Atoll Palmyra Atoll - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Palmyra Atoll From The East Looking southeast across Palmyra Lagoon Palmyra Airstrip Palmyras North Beach Population/Elevation sign Sand Island Palmyra Atoll is an uninhabited, 12 km2 (4. ... Wake Island - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Wake Island (also known as Wake Atoll) is a coral atoll (having a coastline of 12 miles (19. ...

See also

Utah has the thirty-ninth highest per capita income in the United States of America, at $18,185 (2000). ...

External links

  • Official state website
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Utah Media Directory
  • Utah Newspapers
  • Mountain Bike Trails in Utah
  • Local Utah Music- Utah Out Loud
  • Pictures of Utah
  • Photographic virtual tour of Utah.
  • Source for religious information: Adherents.com (Kosmin, B.)
  • Photos of Utah - Terra Galleria
  • UtahSearch.Com Useful & Interesting Utah LinksLinks to government, recreation, current news, city/county webs, schools, sex offenders, parks, statistics, phone book, etc.

 
 

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