Utah General Information


Abbreviated as UT on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Utah is a US state. The capital of Utah is Salt Lake City. The abbreviation is UT, the nickname of the state is The Beehive State.


Beehive State


Salt Lake City

Biggest town

Salt Lake City


Rank (within the US): 13th out of 50 states

In total: 220,080 km²

Land: 212,988 km²

Water (%): 7,092 km² (3.2%)


Rank (within the US): 34th out of 50 states

Total (2000): 2,233,169

Density: 10 / km²

State membership

Place: 45th

Since: January 4, 1896


Time zone: Mountain: UTC –7 / –6

Latitude: 37 ° N to 42 ° N

Longitude 109 ° W to 114 ° W

Width: 435 km

Length: 565 km

Highest position: 4,123 m

Average location: 1,920 m

Lowest position: 610 m

Utah State Flag

The adjoining states are Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.


Settled from 1847 by followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”), Utah joined the United States on January 4, 1896 as the 45th state. Several earlier attempts at statehood had failed because of conflicts between the Mormons and the American federal government, especially disputes over polygamy. Only after the leadership of the LDS church officially abolished it in 1890 was the way to statehood free.


For the year 2000 a population of 2,233,169 is given. 76% of the population live along the “Wasatch front”. Roughly 60% of the population are Mormons; however, since religious affiliation is not recorded in American censuses, precise data are not available. This makes Utah one of only two US states in which a single religious group has an absolute majority. (the other is the predominantly Catholic Rhode Island). In the 2000 census, around 2.0 million residents are listed as “white”, 18,000 as “African-American”, 30,000 as American-Indian, 37,000 as Asian, 15,000 as “Hawaiian and other Pacific residents”, 93,000 as “others Race ”, 47,000 as“ two or more races ”, 201,000 as Hispanic. The Hispanic community grew from about 85 from 1990 to 1997. 000 to 133,000 and represents about 6% of the population. In 2000 it had around 200,000 residents (see above).


According to the description, a place worth seeing could be Mexican Hat.

Bonneville Salt Flats


Salt Lake City in Utah was the venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The name Utah is derived from the Ute Indian people who still live in Utah today, along with a few other peoples. The Mormons wanted the state to be called Deseret, but this religiously founded name, which comes from the Book of Mormon, the holy scriptures of the Mormons, was not accepted by the American government because of the separation of church and state. One of the landing beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 had the code name Utah Beach, which has become the official name today.

Utah Population

Utah Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 29 counties in the state of Utah.

  1. Beaver County (County Seat: Beaver)
  2. Box Elder County (County Seat: Brigham City)
  3. Cache County (County Seat: Logan)
  4. Carbon County (County Seat: Price)
  5. Daggett County (County Seat: Manila)
  6. Davis County (County Seat: Farmington)
  7. Duchesne County (County Seat: Duchesne)
  8. Emery County (County Seat: Castle Dale)
  9. Garfield County (County Seat: Panguitch)
  10. Grand County (County Seat: Moab)
  11. Iron County (County Seat: Parowan)
  12. Juab County (County Seat: Nephi)
  13. Kane County (County Seat: Kanab)
  14. Millard County (County Seat: Fillmore)
  15. Morgan County (County Seat: Morgan)
  16. Piute County (County Seat: Junction)
  17. Rich County (County Seat: Randolph)
  18. Salt Lake County (County Seat: Salt Lake City)
  19. San Juan County (County Seat: Monticello)
  20. Sanpete County (County Seat: Manti)
  21. Sevier County (County Seat: Richfield)
  22. Summit County (County Seat: Coalville)
  23. Tooele County (County Seat: Tooele)
  24. Uintah County (County Seat: Vernal)
  25. Utah County (County Seat: Provo)
  26. Wasatch County (County Seat: Heber City)
  27. Washington County (County Seat: St. George)
  28. Wayne County (County Seat: Loa)
  29. Weber County (County Seat: Ogden)

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