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Interesting facts about Utah.

Famous for its red rock landscapes, tall mountain peaks, arts and culture.   Salt Lake City sits at the foot hills of world famous ski resorts. Home of the Park City Film Festival.  Utah offers a diverse array of activities and entertainment for all ages. Many of the activities can only be found in Utah are unique this State. Utah it is centrally located in what is called the Intermountain West. Throughout history  Utah is often called the “Crossroads of the West.” Because of it’s location in relationship to geological land areas: the Rocky Mountains, the Basin and Ridge Region, and the Colorado Plateau.

Utah has one of the highest literacy rate in the United States. According to Webster’s, “Utahans” is the grammatically correct way to refer to residents of Utah; however, most people from Utah stubbornly refer to themselves as “Utahns.

Utah is home to 35 Utah Four Year Colleges and Universities.  The total comes to 84 Utah Colleges, Community Colleges, and Trade Schools.

The name “Utah” is derived from the name of the Ute Native American tribe. The name means “people of the mountains.

Utah is called the “Beehive State” The early settlers of Utah identified themselves with the industrious nature of the honeybee. The territory  before it was a state was named Deseret, a word for honeybee in the Book of Mormon.This nickname commemorates the industry of the people of Utah. … The beehive is the centerpiece of the Utah State Flag and the Utah State Seal.

Utah has an average of only 33.6 people per square mile.  Most Utahans live in the towns and cities along the Wasatch Front, which is the western side of the Wasatch Mountains.  The 13th larges State with 84,898.83 square miles of land.  Utah ranks 16th in water mass with 2,755.18 square miles of surface water.

Over 2/3 of Utah land is owned by the United States’ federal government.

Utah is the only state to have a cooking pot among its state symbols. The Dutch oven was approved as a state symbol by the legislature in 1997.

In Utah there is a town called “Levan.” Levan is “navel” backwards—and Levan is in the center, or is the “navel,” of Utah.

Approximately 75 million years ago, Utah was part of a landmass called Laramidia. This land mass was hot, swampy, and full of dinosaurs, which makes Utah one of the best places in the U.S. to find dinosaur fossils. In fact, the world’s largest raptor lived in Utah. Known as the “Utahraptor,” it measured over 23 feet long, making it larger than any other known raptor.

One of the most unique places in Utah is the Bonneville Salt Flats, named after the ancient sea that covered the area. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the white salt is millions of years old. Thousands of tourists, filmmakers, and land speed racers make it famous throughout the world.

A 2012 national survey carried out by Gallup Inc. deemed Utah as the “The Best State to Live in” in America.

As of 2018 the population of Utah has over 3 million people which makes it the 31st most populous state in the U.S. Salt Lake City is  the capital of Utah and  is the most populated with a count of 192,672 according to 2017 estimates. There are three other cities that have populations of more than 100,000: West Valley City, Provo and West Jordan. There are 54 cities in Utah with populations between 10,000 and 100,000.

 

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