Utah (/ˈjuːtɔː/ or Listeni/ˈjuːtɑː/) is a state in the Wastren Unitit States. It wis the 45t state admit tae the Union, on 4 Januar 1896. Aboot 80% o Utah's 2,763,885 fowk live alang the Wasatch Front, centerin on Salt Lake Ceety. This leaves vast expanses o the state near uninhabitit, makkin the population the saxt maist urbanized in the U.S. The name "Utah" is derived frae the name o the Ute tribe an means "fowk o the muntains" in the Ute leid. Utah haes mairches wi Arizona soothlins, Colorado eastlins, Wyoming northeastlins, Idaho northlins an Nevada wastlins. It touches a corner o New Mexico an aa.

State o Utah
Banner o Utah State seal o Utah
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): Beehive State
Motto(s): Industrie
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Utah heichlichtit
Offeecial leidInglis
DemonymUtahn or Utahan[1]
(an lairgest ceety)
Salt Lake City
Lairgest metroSalt Lake City
AurieRanked 13t
 • Tot84,899 sq mi
(219,653 km2)
 • Width270 miles (435 km)
 • Lenth350 miles (560 km)
 • % watter3.25
 • Latitude37° N tae 42° N
 • Longitude109° 3′ W tae 114° 3′ W
PopulationRanked 31st
 • Tot3,051,217 (2016 est)[2]
 • Density37.15/sq mi  (14.34/km2)
Ranked 41st
 • Median hoosehauld income$66,258[3] (11t)
 • Heichest pyntKings Peak[4][5][6]
13,518 ft (4,120.3 m)
 • Mean6,100 ft  (1,860 m)
 • Lawest pyntBeaver Dam Wash at Arizona border[5][6][7]
2,180 ft (664.4 m)
Afore statehuidUtah Territory
Admission to UnionJanuar 4, 1896 (45t)
GovrenorGary Herbert (R)
Lieutenant GovernorSpencer J. Cox (R)
LegislaturState Legislatur
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsMitt Romney (R)
Mike Lee (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation
Time zoneMountain: UTC −7/−6
AbbreviationsUT, Ut.

Utah is the maist releegiously homogeneous state in the Union. Aboot 60% o Utahns is reportit tae be members o The Kirk o Jesus Christ o Latter-day Saunts (LDS Kirk), that greatly influences Utah cultur an daily life.

The state is a centre o transportation, information technology an research, govrenment services, minin, an a major tourist destination for ootdoor recreation. Accordin tae the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates, Utah wis the festest growin state in the Unitit States as o 2008. St. George, Utah, wis the festest growin metropolitan aurie in the Unitit States frae 2000–2005.


  1. "Utah", Merriam-Webster.com (Online Dictionary ed.), Merriam-Webster, archived frae the oreeginal on November 4, 2014 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  4. "Kings Peak Target". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 9, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  7. Arave, Lynn (August 31, 2006). "Utah's basement—Beaver Dam Wash is state's lowest elevation". Deseret Morning News. Archived frae the oreeginal on January 22, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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