Salt Lake City

caipital o Utah in the Unitit States

Salt Lake City is the caipital an the maist populous ceety o Utah. The name o the ceety is aften shortened tae Salt Lake or SLC. Wi an estimatit population o 183,171,[3] the ceety lies in the Salt Lake Ceety metropolitan aurie, which haes a tot estimatit population o 1,130,293. Salt Lake Ceety is further situatit in a lairger urban aurie kent as the Wasatch Front, which haes an estimatit population o 2,298,915.[4]

Salt Lake City
City of Salt Lake City
Frae top left: The skyline in Julie 2011, the Salt Lake Temple, Utah State Capitol, UTA TRAX, the Ceety an Coonty Biggin, Union Pacific Depot an the Block U.
Frae top left: The skyline in Julie 2011, the Salt Lake Temple, Utah State Capitol, UTA TRAX, the Ceety an Coonty Biggin, Union Pacific Depot an the Block U.
Eik-name(s): 
"The Crossroads o the Wast"
Location o Salt Lake Ceety in Salt Lake Coonty, Utah
Location o Salt Lake Ceety in Salt Lake Coonty, Utah
Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75000°N 111.88333°W / 40.75000; -111.88333Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75000°N 111.88333°W / 40.75000; -111.88333
KintraUnitit States
StateUtah
CoontySalt Lake
Govrenment
 • MayorRalph Becker
Area
 • State Caipital285.9 km2 (110.4 sq mi)
 • Land282.5 km2 (109.1 sq mi)
 • Water3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,288 m (4,226 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • State Caipital186,440 (127t in U.S.)
 • Density643.3/km2 (1,666/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,238,697
 • Metro
1,124,197 (48t in U.S.)
 • Demonym
Salt Laker
Time zoneUTC-7 (Muntain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Muntain)
Aurie code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-67000[1]
GNIS featur ID1454997[2]
Wabsteidwww.slcgov.com

The ceety wis foondit in 1847 as Great Salt Lake Ceety bi a group o Mormon pioneers led bi thair prophet, Brigham Young, who left ahint hostility an violence in the Midwastren Unitit States. Thay extensively irrigatit an cultivatit the arid valley an faced prosecution frae the U.S. govrenment for thair practice o polygamy, which wis offeecially discontinued in 1890. Awtho Salt Lake Ceety is still hame tae the heidquarters o The Kirk o Jesus Christ o Latter-day Saunts (LDS, an aa kent as the Mormon Kirk), less nor hauf the population o Salt Lake Ceety proper is Mormon the day.

Minin booms an the construction o the first transcontinental railwey initially brought economic growthe, an the ceety wis nicknamed the Crossroads o the Wast. Salt Lake Ceety haes syne developed a strang ootdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiin. Salt Lake Ceety wis host tae the 2002 Winter Olympics an is the industrial bankin centre o the Unitit States.[5]

Sister ceetiesEedit

Salt Lake City haes several seester ceeties/touns,[6][7] includin:

Kintra Ceety/Toun Coonty / Destrict / Region / State
  Bolivie Oruro   Oruro Depairtment
  Bosnie an Herzegovinae   Sarajevo   Sarajevo Canton[8]
  Brazil   Manaus   Amazonas
  Ireland Thurles Coonty Tipperary
  Italy   Turin   Piedmont
  Japan   Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture
  Philippines   Quezon Ceety Natiional Caipital Region
  Taiwan Keelung Taiwan Province
  Ukraine   Chernivtsi   Chernivtsi Oblast

ReferencesEedit

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. [1]. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  4. 2009 Census Population Estimates at the CSA- and MSA-level available here: http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/metro.html
  5. FDIC Industrial Banks. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2004-06-25). Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  6. Online Directory: Utah, USA (2005). Sister Cities International.
  7. SLC Sister Cities
  8. daenet d.o.o. "Sarajevo Official Web Site : Sister cities". Sarajevo.ba. Retrieved 2009-05-06.