Utah is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. On January 4, 1896, President Cleveland proclaimed Utah a state on an equal footing with the other states of the Union.
Utah has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups such as the ancient Puebloans, Navajo and Ute.
The name Utah is said to derive from the name of the Ute tribe, meaning ‘people of the mountains.
Utah is bordered by Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west.
Utah has a highly diversified economy, with major sectors including transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and tourism.
Utah Stats and Facts
List of Utah’s biggest cities by population
Salt Lake City
West Valley City
Utah’s Brief Timeline History
|1765||Spanish explorer Juan Antonio de Rivera visits the area.|
|1821||Mexico becomes independent from Spain and takes control of Utah.|
|1847||The Mormons arrive and found Salt Lake City.|
|1848||Utah becomes part of the United States after the Mexican-American War.|
|1896||Utah is admitted as the 45th state.|
|2002||The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City|