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Utah State Profile

Utah State Profile

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

3.206 million
Salt Lake City
Capital City
219,887 km2
Beehive State
169 billion
Kings Peak
Highest Point

Major Cities

List of Utah’s biggest cities by population

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


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