Utah is a western U.S. state defined by its vast expanses of desert and the Wasatch Range mountains. Salt Lake City, the capital, is centered around Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church and site of its majestic temple and tabernacle, with its massive dome and renowned choir. The Great Salt Lake’s buoyant waters attract swimmers and sunbathers, especially at Antelope Island State Park.
State Capital: Salt Lake City.
Utah state is defined geographically by deserts, high plateaus, and mountains. Utah's capital, Salt Lake City is located in the north central area of the state. The state is situated in the heart of the west and borders Idaho to the north, Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada to the west and Arizona to the south. There is an area called "Four corners" in the southeast of Utah where Utah meets New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado at right angles. Utah joined the union as the 45th state on 4th January 1896.
Utah has a special place in US history. There is a story of a religious group that traveled across over three-quarter of the American continent to look for a "promised land" where they can be free from all kinds of persecution.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or more commonly known as the Mormon church is headquartered in Salt Lake City. This is the spiritual home of believers in the world. Mormons constitute around 70% of Utah's population and the traditions and beliefs of the Mormon church has a big influence on many aspects of life in Utah.
Prior to the arrival of the first Mormon, Utah was inhabited by various Native American tribes which include the Ute from which the state is named after.
In present day Utah, the economy thrives on manufacturing, services, tourism, mining, and agriculture.
The Main Cities in Utah
Below are the largest cities in the state of Utah and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Salt Lake City - 186,440
2. West Valley City - 129,480
3. Provo - 112,488
4. West Jordan - 103,712
5. Orem -88,328
6. Sandy - 87,461
7. Ogden - 82,825
8. St. George - 72,897
9. Layton - 67,311
10. Taylorsville - 58,652
Famous Landmarks in Utah
Below are some of Utah’s most visited landmarks:
-Built by Brigham Young, founder of Salt Lake City and second president of the Mormon church, the Salt Lake Temple is the world's largest Mormon temple.
Tallest Buildings in Utah
Below are the tallest buildings in Utah:
-The Wells Fargo Center in Salt Lake City is the tallest building in Utah at 24 stories and 422 feet. It opened in 1998.
3. 111 South Main (23 stories; 380 feet)
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