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10 Interesting Facts About Provo, Utah

Facts About Provo

  • Provo lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south.
  • Provo elevation is 4,549 feet above sea level.
  • The estimated population of Provo is 116,403, as of 2019.
  • Provo was named for the French-Canadian explorer, Etienne Provost. He, with his party, explored the area in 1825. He named the river here for himself, calling it the Provo River.
  • Provo lies in the Utah Valley at an elevation of 4,549 feet, above sea level.
  • The city has an area of 44.2 square miles, of which 41.7 square miles is land and 2.5 square miles is water.
  • Originally called Timpanogots after the Timpanogos Tribe that was native to the area, Provo became Utah County’s first city in 1849.
  • Provo was Incorporated as a city in 1849.
  • Provo is twinned with Nanning, China; Chengdu, China & Meissen, Germany.
  • In popular culture, Provo is mentioned in the arcade game Rad Mobile by Sega.

 

Facts About Provo, Utah
Facts About Provo, Utah

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