Utah Facts

Utah Facts
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Capital
Salt Lake City

Became a State
January 4, 1896 (45th)

Location
western United States

Area
84,899 sq. miles (13th)

Population
2,763,885 sq. miles (34th)

Major Cities
Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Logan , St. George, Richfield, Cedar City

Products
mining, cattle ranching, salt production, petroleum, coal

Climate
dry, mostly desert climate, although its mountains feature a large variety of climates

Yearly Precipitation
averages 15 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Utah Jazz (National Basketball Association)

Major Waterways
Green River, Colorado River, Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Lake Powell

Most Famous Citizens
Butch Cassidy (outlaw)
Philo Farnsworth (television pioneer)
Danny and Marie Osmond (entertainers)
Maude Adams (actress)

State Symbols
Bird – California Seagull
Flower – Sego Lily
Animal – Rocky Mountain Elk
Tree – Blue Spruce
Insect – Honeybee