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.

KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidUtah Territory
Admittit tae the UnionJanuar 4, 1896 (45t)
Lairgest ceetycaipital
Lairgest metroSalt Lake City
 • 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
 • Total3,051,217 (2,016 est)[1]
 • Density14.34/km2 (37.15/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
 • Offeecial leidInglis
Trad. abbreviationUt.
Latitude37° N tae 42° N
Longitude109° 3′ W tae 114° 3′ W

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. "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. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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