Utah Facts

Utah Facts

Utah is a state in the United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 33rd-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Utah.

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